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Primer on Client-Side Web Security

  • Provides a catalog of best practices for web security with existing countermeasures and emerging mitigation techniques

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 1-9
  3. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 11-24
  4. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 25-32
  5. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 33-42
  6. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 43-55
  7. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 57-68
  8. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 69-82
  9. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 83-94
  10. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 95-103
  11. Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet, Frank Piessens, Martin Johns
    Pages 105-111

About this book

Introduction

This volume illustrates the continuous arms race between attackers and defenders of the Web ecosystem by discussing a wide variety of attacks. In the first part of the book, the foundation of the Web ecosystem is briefly recapped and discussed. Based on this model, the assets of the Web ecosystem are identified, and the set of capabilities an attacker may have are enumerated. In the second part, an overview of the web security vulnerability landscape is constructed. Included are selections of the most representative attack techniques reported in great detail. In addition to descriptions of the most common mitigation techniques, this primer also surveys the research and standardization activities related to each of the attack techniques, and gives insights into the prevalence of those very attacks. Moreover, the book provides practitioners a set of best practices to gradually improve the security of their web-enabled services. Primer on Client-Side Web Security expresses insights into the future of web application security. It points out the challenges of securing the Web platform, opportunities for future research, and trends toward improving Web security.

Keywords

Best Practices for Web Security Mitigation Techniques Security Model of the Web Web 2.0 Security Web Application Security Web Vulnerabilities

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.iMinds-DistriNetKU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  2. 2.iMinds-DistriNetKU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  3. 3.iMinds-DistriNetKU LeuvenHeverleeBelgium
  4. 4.SAP ResearchKarlsruheGermany

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