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Wednesday, October 23 • 11:15am - 1:05pm
(Tutorial) Multi-layered Web Security with Linux - Konstantin Ryabitsev, The Linux Foundation

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Robust web application security involves many layers -- from the operating system, to the web server, to the application code itself. This tutorial will look at most common web vulnerabilities (cross-site scripting, SQL, code and shell injections, cross-site request forgery, session hijacking, session fixation, etc), and offer best-practice advice on avoiding them in your web application. We will then investigate additional security tools available under Linux: SELinux to set up a strict sandbox around your webserver, mod_suPHP and Suhosin to help secure your PHP installations, and ModSecurity to help intercept web attacks before they even get to your application. Basic knowledge of HTTP and Apache is required.

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Konstantin Ryabitsev

Director, IT Projects, The Linux Foundation
Konstantin has been part of the IT management team behind kernel.org for the past 10 years. Part of his duties has been to help improve maintainer tooling and the end-to-end security of the development workflow behind the Linux kernel.

Wednesday October 23, 2013 11:15am - 1:05pm BST
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