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Students: Wayne S. McKenzie Instructor: Ms. Crawford Course: IS3445 Security For Web Applications And Social Networking Project Part 3: Identify Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities Due Date: 7/9/13 Major Risks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities to Web and Social Networking Apps: Social engineering Injection Authentication Security Misconfiguration Data leakage Assess risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to support proposed initiative: Mitigating The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top ten known security threats will not secure a web site one hundred percent, but it will make the site more secure. This list is the top ten most critical web security vulnerabilities. In the risk assessment, some threats require immediate response, some require short/or long-term planning, and others are accepted or transferred. In an evaluation of risk in social media, a risk assessment will not detail every known risk, nor predict what the
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Unformatted text preview: future risks may arise. Part of a risk assessment knows no system will be one hundred percent secure. Report recommending specific strategies and best practices for implementation: The implementation of social media sites and network apps are the result of specific strategies and best practices for mitigating known web risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. Harden the network by utilizing IDS, IPS and firewalls. Data in motion and at rest should be secure and encrypted. Training and education on potential dangers and strategies of social engineering will help to mitigate the effectiveness of potential hackers. Vulnerability tools allow the company to stay ahead of potential attacks. These tools also allow the company to secure vulnerabilities before malicious users can exploit the weakness....
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