Ensure basic web security using checklist

Sally's Special Services

Network Security

Employing a security procedures checklist is only the first step toward securing a resource, a means of aiding your memory before you apply your critical thinking skills and imagination to the problem of improving on the checklist in each individual case. Sometimes, a checklist can be useful in affecting workplace security policies as well.

A number of far-too-common security failures on Web sites and Web servers are addressed here. Because of the frequency of these poor security practices, it strikes me as important to gather good practices that address these problems in one place and to make them publicly available to Web server administrators, Web developers, and Webmasters. For those of you who haven’t considered all these factors in managing your Web resources, I recommend dealing with what you have left unconsidered as quickly as possible.

For those whose management has proved resistant to suggestions for improving security in these…

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