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Web Application Security is a Stack

How to CYA (Cover Your Apps) Completely

Web Application Security is a Stack by Lori Mac Vittie
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The web application stack – a growing threat vector


Understand the threat and learn how to defend your organisation

This book is intended for application developers, system administrators and operators, as well as networking professionals who need a comprehensive top-level view of web application security in order to better defend and protect both the ‘web’ and the ‘application’ against potential attacks. This book examines the most common, fundamental attack vectors and shows readers the defence techniques used to combat them.


  1. Introduction
  2. Attack Surface
  3. Threat Vectors
  4. Threat Mitigation
  5. Conclusion

About the Author

Lori MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organisations , in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, Lori was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine. She holds a BS in information and computing science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an MS in computer science from Nova Southeastern University. She is technical editor and member of the steering committee for CloudNOW, a non-profit consortium of the leading women in Cloud computing.

IT Governance Publishing; February 2015
71 pages; ISBN 9781849287067
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Title: Web Application Security is a Stack
Author: Lori Mac Vittie