9. Prevention and Countermeasures

Each chapter has covered topics related to securing Apache and leveraging various features to help prevent web application vulnerabilities. These concepts and tasks are normally executed in a test environment prior to deployment in a production environment. A good analogy is to think of these previous steps like practice. Just as a sports team prepares for a big game, we are preparing for the live deployment of our web server.

Football coaches use the same strategy of reviewing film of their opponents. The goal is to gain an understanding of the tactics used by your adversary and to look for tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses. The irony is that as these coaches review film of their opponents, they know that ...

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