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Security+ Training Guide by Todd King

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Recognizing and Administering Security Controls—Web Presence

Understand communication security in wireless, wired, and application-specific environments.

Areas of security on the Web can be split into protocol-level security and application-level security. Protocol-level security deals with issues such as securing communications between clients and servers and making them unreadable if intercepted. Application-level security deals with issues such as Web server software vulnerabilities, plus all the issues stemming from faulty design and coding of Web applications, which can expose otherwise secure systems and make them susceptible to destructive attacks.

Protocol-level security is normally easier to implement because of well-understood and well-explained ...

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