1.4. Carry out the appropriate procedures to establish application security.
Application hardening is the task of imposing security on required applications and services. This usually involves tuning and configuring the native security features of the installed software and installing supportive security applications as needed. When you're developing new applications in house, it's also important to include security design, implementation, and integration throughout the development process.
For more information on this topic, refer to Chapter 1 of the CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 4th Edition (Sybex, November 2008).
Application hardening is often seen as a subelement of operating system hardening. In fact, many of the same steps and procedures ...