3.5 Analyze and differentiate among types of application attacks

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.

Application hardening is often seen as a subelement of operating system hardening. In fact, many of the same steps and procedures used to lock down an operating system are used to harden an application or service. In addition to the general notion of disabling any unneeded ...

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