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An Approach To Web Application Threat Modeling

Contributed by Akash Shrivastava

In present internet computing environment one or the other form of security has become a requirement for all web applications. Importance of Confidentiality, Integrity and Privacy is increasing day by day and security has become vital in internet technology. To design a secure web application, it is very important to analyze and model the potential threats.

Threat modeling is a procedure for optimizing Network/ Application/ Internet Security by identifying objectives and vulnerabilities, and then defining countermeasures to prevent, or mitigate the effects of, threats to the system.

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Data Ethics

Contributed by Michael Davis

The growing world of big data presents many interrelated ethical concerns in a business environment. These concerns touch a broad spectrum of ethical concerns including the legal, moral, financial, and social impacts of ethical planning and decision making in emerging situations of data analytics and privacy. As the data continues to grow exponentially in size, the moral concerns will grow as well.

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Implementing and Maintaining AIX Security Policies

Contributed by Andre Derek Protas

This paper is meant to serve as an introductory guide to the basic security and server hardening functions present in AIX. Many of the features and functions shown throughout this guide are applicable to AIX 4.3 and above, but are more directed toward AIX 5.2. Since security is and will always remain a major issue in server environments, it is crucial that system administrators have a strong working knowledge of security policy implementation and hardening features. This knowledge can be applied to new systems, or to bring older systems up to date.

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Strengthen Security with an Effective Security Awareness Program

Contributed by Tom Olzak

You’ve developed a world class security program. Your technology-based defenses are cutting edge. Your security team is well trained and ready to handle anything that comes its way. So you’re done, right? Not quite. One of the most important pieces of an effective information asset defense is missing – employee awareness.

In this paper, I define security awareness, list the objectives of an effective awareness program, and I step through a process to build, implement, and manage on-going support of the program.

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The Importance of a Security, Education, Training and Awareness program

Contributed by Stephanie D. Hight

A Security Education, Training and Awareness (SETA) program can be defined as an educational program that is designed to reduce the number of security breaches that occur through a lack of employee security awareness. A SETA program sets the security tone for the employees of an organization, especially if it is made part of the employee orientation. Awareness programs explain the employee’s role in the area of Information Security. The aim of a security awareness effort is participation. Technology alone cannot solve a problem that is controlled by individuals.

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