This article is about installing Sqreen on the hosting and web server management system Plesk. Sqreen is a Web-Application-Firewall (WAF) and Runtime-Application-Self-Protection (RASP) solution.

Sqreen is easy to install and works out of the box. The onboarding process guides you very well step-by-step through the whole setup and while setting up your first application you learn about each config. This works very well in less than one hour until production. If you add a banner into your footer you are allowed to use Sqreen free for one production app.

In this article I want to show how to use Sqreen…

Detect and respond to attacks: AppSensor

The OWASP AppSensor project is a collaborative initiative that provides open source materials and code to organizations to help them develop their own attack monitoring and response implementations.

Despite the enormous importance of these systems, the current situation is that defense measures are integrated into only a few applications. Every day, attacks are launched to inspect applications and search for vulnerabilities. Attackers sometimes use automated vulnerability scanners such as OWASP ZAP, which test an application for known vulnerability patterns. Unfortunately, it is still a sad reality that almost every application is completely blind to these attacks.

The OWASP AppSensor project…

Security in web applications is one of the top most important topics in the security environment. After all, the web application at the forefront is the interface to the Internet. The OWASP Top-10, the 10 most dangerous vulnerabilities in web applications, contain a vulnerability that is actually not a real one. Due to the “insufficient logging and monitoring”, compromises are sometimes not detected at all or detected much too late. On average, it takes up to seven months for a hacker attack to be detected. Sensors built into the application can provide a remedy, identify attackers on the first attempt…

Javan Rasokat

IT security specialist with a passion for secure software development 🔐

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