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ALSO CALLED: Web-based Application Security, Internet Application Security, Internet Applications Security
DEFINITION: JavaScript hijacking is a technique that an attacker can use to masquerade as a valid user and read sensitive data from a vulnerable Web application, particularly one using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). Nearly all major Ajax applications have been found vulnerable.JavaScript hijacking allows a hacker to gain access to data through a loophole in which an interactive Web site on a given domain  … 
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E-Guide: Expert insights to application security testing and performance
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EGUIDE: Two of the biggest challenges in an organization’s application security strategies are testing and integrating best practices within the application lifecycle. In this E-Guide, readers will learn best practices for testing injection integrating security measures into the application lifecycle.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

E-Guide: Best practices for pen testing Web applications
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide examines what a Web application test is and best practices to getting the most out of them. Uncover guidelines to ensure your pen test is a success and key recommendations on how you can avoid common pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Oct 2011

E-Guide: Shortcut guide to Web application firewall deployment
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EGUIDE: Before purchasing a Web application firewall (WAF), there are several factors all organizations must consider. This expert tip offers advice on how to pick a WAF that best fits your organization and lays out the steps for successful deployment.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 22 Sep 2011

E-Guide: Using web application firewalls to ease compliance efforts
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EGUIDE: When properly maintained, Web application firewalls help organizations ease PCI management and compliance obligations. This expert guide highlights the various compliance benefits WAF provide and explains how they can also be used to protect against both common and emerging threats.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 22 Sep 2011

E-Guide: How to Combat the Latest Cybersecurity Threats
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EGUIDE: It takes a great deal of time and money to fine-tune IT security in response to evolving IT security threats and attack tactics. This expert e-guide provides an in-depth overview of modern computer security threats and offers technical advice on how to deal with them.
Posted: 26 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

Expert Guide to web 2.0 Threats: How to Prevent an Attack
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EGUIDE: A majority of today’s organizations already leverage the benefits of Web 2.0 technologies, or at least wonder how they can take advantage of it. This expert e-guide provides an overview of what Web 2.0 really is and explains how to combat the myriad of threats that accompany this convenient technology.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

What Security Threats Can We Expect in 2012?
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WEBCAST: View this webcast to explore the projected security threats in 2012, how you should prepare your data, email, and web security of your organization going into the New Year, how security is being impacted in a highly mobile, socially networked, and cloud based environment, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2011 | Premiered: Dec 15, 2011

Websense, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Reduce the Cost of Being Secure by Building Security into your Development Process
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, explore the importance of application security and the business case for building security in from the start.  Find out how your development tools can assist you in meeting your security objectives.
Posted: 09 Dec 2011 | Published: 09 Dec 2011


State of Software Security Report Volume 4
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Version 4 of the State of Software Security is a semi-annual report that analyzes and examines the emerging trends associated with vulnerabilities in applications, whether they are internally developed or procured from third parties such as outsourcers or commercial software vendors.
Posted: 07 Dec 2011 | Published: 07 Dec 2011

Veracode, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Are your applications cloud-ready?
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript discusses the importance of application security, and describes the tools and processes you should be putting in place to ensure that your applications are secure as you move them to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 28 Nov 2011


Social Networking malware: The dangers facing SMBs
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the rise of social networking, the types of malware targeting social platforms, how SMBs can protect themselves against today’s social threats, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

GFI Software

Keeping Networks safe from Social Networking
sponsored by BlueCoat
EGUIDE: Social Networking has provided attackers with an innovative way to gain information from within your corporate networks. This expert E-Guide will provide you with the information needed to keep your organization safe from the threats of social networking.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011


Build in security and drive innovation
sponsored by IBM
PODCAST: Hear from Patrick Vandenberg, IBM Security & Compliance Marketing Manager and Ewa Hoyt, IBM Security Application & Compliance Marketing manager, on how to make application security part of your development process. Reduce risk and costs, and keep your development teams productive to drive the innovation you need to compete and win.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Premiered: Nov 10, 2011


Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011


WebPulse Collaborative Defense
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Malware is constantly evolving, so you need a dynamic security defense that can keep up with the latest web-based threats. Learn how the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense powers Blue Coat's web security portfolio, delivering fast and effective Web 2.0 threat protection for 75 million users worldwide.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011


WebPulse Technical Overview
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: The Blue Coat WebPulse™ is a cloud-based infrastructure specifically designed to harness the power of user-driven behavior and to translate user input into global web and web threat intelligence. Learn how WebPulse employs multiple technologies to analyze and deliver the fastest and most accurate web ratings service available.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011


Technical Guide on Collaboration Threat Vectors
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
EBOOK: Techtarget's Security Media Group presents a comprehensive guide to securing collaboration technologies. Our experts help you address the security concerns of collaboration and social networking technologies and offer best practices for locking down voice communications via VoIP or Skype.
Posted: 01 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Websense, Inc.

Attack Mitigation System
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Radware’s Attack Mitigation System (AMS) is a real-time network and application attack mitigation solution that protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, web service attacks and web defacement. View now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011


Is your security as good as the cloud’s?
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the relative merits of Software-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, as well as issues and risks to consider. View now to determine whether these models are likely to provide better or worse security than your current in-house security.
Posted: 07 Oct 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Imperva’s Web Application Attack Report
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Imperva’s Application Defense Center studied web application attacks across 30 applications, monitoring more than 10 million individual attacks targeted over a period of six months. This report offers key findings of their study and recommendations to help you better prioritize vulnerability remediation and web application projects.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011


Solution Brief: The Top Four Business Risks of Social Media
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: Social networks are changing the way people interact, communicate, form opinions, and purchase. And businesses must support social media to drive their business. However, this medium can also pose new security risks. View now to explore the top four risks of social networking and discover various ways to protect against and mitigate these risks.
Posted: 19 Sep 2011 | Published: 19 Sep 2011


Evolving IT security threats: Inside Web-based, social engineering attacks
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
EGUIDE: In order to adequately defend IT infrastructure, organizations must have a solid understanding of the various attack methods that are effective today. This expert e-guide takes an in-depth look into the latest IT security threats and provides strategic recommendations on how to deal with them.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Websense, Inc.

Sophos Security Threat Report Mid-Year 2011
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: Malware is complex, seemingly everywhere and is often difficult to stop. Targeting high-profile organizations, damaging data loss incidents and web threats continue to make headlines for malware attacks this year. Read the latest report to understand how the latest threats work and how to keep your business safe.
Posted: 23 Aug 2011 | Published: 23 Aug 2011

Sophos, Inc.

The Token is Dead. Long Live the Token
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WEBCAST: View this webcast as speakers discuss hardware and software-based authentication, extending authentication to cloud-based applications, credentialing and managing consumer-grade mobile devices while minimizing security risks, and offer best practices for striking the balance between security, ease of use, manageability and cost
Posted: 17 Aug 2011 | Premiered: Aug 17, 2011

SafeNet, Inc.

McAfee Cloud Security Platform
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore how McAfee® Cloud Security Platform can help organizations take advantage of the cloud safely and confidently by extending existing security practices and policies to data flowing to and from the cloud.
Posted: 11 Aug 2011 | Published: 11 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.
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WEB APPLICATION SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  can run JavaScript hosted on a different domain. For example, in a Web-based e-mail application that uses Ajax, an attacker can log in as the legitimate user. All of the contents of the e-mail inbox and address book then become available to the hacker. In addition, the hacker may send bogus e-mail messages in the name of the victim.Ajax is a method of building interactive Web applications by combining several programming tools including JavaScript, which can cause a linked-to page to appear (or fail to appear) in a pop-up, hide the status bar, change text in the status bar, change text or graphics … 
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