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Cryptography and Network Security by S. Bose, Ajay Kumar

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Chapter 13

Application Layer Security

Application layer security discusses about the methods of guarding web applications at the application layer from malicious attacks that might discover private information. Security is applied to the application layer, especially to defend against unauthorized access and attacks.

13.1 WEB SECURITY

Web security protects web applications from the harmful events performed by the attackers. The web security measures can be provided only after knowing the threats that can affect the web applications by identifying the vulnerabilities. Threats can be from outside through the Internet or inside from an authorized user.

To build a secure web application, there should be a secure network and transport layer. The ...

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