Web server defense drafted
- By Diane Frank
- Mar 03, 2002
"Guidelines on Securing Public Web Servers"
Tackling one of the prime targets on a network for cyberattacks, the National
Institute of Standards and Technology released a draft of its new guidance
on securing public Web servers March 1.
The draft special publication is intended for technical personnel, as
it contains detailed guidance and checklists on how to configure the Web
server itself, as well as the underlying operating system and security products,
such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
The guide also covers security administration procedures for Web servers,
including logging, backup, recovery, testing and remote administration.
In the appendices, the guide outlines the steps to secure the two most
commonly used Web servers, the open-source Apache server and Microsoft Corp.'s
Internet Information Server.
Comments on the draft are due to Wayne Jansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 28.