An emerging threat is the threat of specialized attacks against targeted applications. These attacks are focused on a particular database or application with the objective of gaining access to information or services. Economics is the primary driver of these types of attacks. Well-defined and enforced access controls, secure software development practices, and detailed monitoring of applications are required to combat these specialized attacks.
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How to Assess and Mitigate Information Security Threats
Malware: The ever-evolving threat
Information theft and cryptographic attacks
Attacks targeted to specific applications
Threats to physical security
Balancing the cost and benefits of countermeasures
This chapter excerpt from the free eBook The Shortcut Guide to Protecting Business Internet Usage, by Dan Sullivan, is printed with permission from Realtimepublishers, Copyright 2006.