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8 Tips for Web Data Security Protection

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     Computers as the initial type of terminal in a network architecture have been gradually replaced by new terminal types. Nowadays, networks seem to have much higher importance than terminals though networks still cannot do without terminals. However, information security is the primary concern in the information era whether for networks or for terminals. As data centers are increasingly networked, security protection needs to be improved.

     8 Tips to Build Three-dimensional Network Protection for Web Data Security
     For any project, the initial stage is critical for delivering secure applications. Appropriate security requirements contribute to correct security design.
     1. Authentication and Password Management
     Authentication and password management are one-time activities in a project. Related important issues include:
     Password policy: used to prevent dictionary attacks related to user credentials.
     Password hash algorithm: used to encrypt passwords.
     Password reset mechanism: used to prevent hackers from modifying or intercepting passwords.
     2. Authentication and Role Management
     When analyzing security issues of a project, determine all key functions and the persons authorized to access the functions. This helps you identify different roles and make your access control effective.
     3. Audit Log Records
     When an attack occurs, identify all key businesses related to the attack because the attack will have great impact on your enterprise. Then analyze audit log records of attack-related businesses.
     4. Third-party Component Analysis
     Analyze whether your enterprise needs to use third-party components. Then analyze known vulnerabilities of third-party components and propose appropriate suggestions.
     5. Verification and Cleaning of Input Data
     Understand and analyze the attributes of input data and make a plan of data verification and cleaning. This step is intended to address cross-site scripting attacks. Data verification and cleaning can prevent large-scale SQL injection.
     6. Encryption and Key Management
     Analyze whether your businesses require security protection and handshaking mechanisms (which can be implemented via public/private key exchange technologies before business processing).
     7. Source Code Integrity Protection
     Source code integrity protection is a one-time activity that must be completed at the initial stage of a project. This facilitates the following two jobs:
     Store source code in a secure control warehouse and perform robust authentication and role-based access control based on the principle of minimal privilege. Pay attention to issues about the source code library and related tools.
     Analyze code protection issues and tool related issues about source code containers during code development and transmission.
     8. Source Code Management
     Discuss source code review policies. This is an important step because the review, whether it is performed automatically or manually, will affect the overall project duration (which may be prolonged due to code review and code fixes based on review comments). Source code management is a one-time activity that must be completed at the initial stage of a project.

     Encryption as the Core Protection Method in the Data Era
     The 8 tips use both network protection methods and encryption methods. Network protection is intended for protecting valuable data on networks and encryption is the optimal method for data protection as it directly addresses the sources of data. The advanced multimode encryption technology can effectively address a variety of network protection requirements and ensure a secure network environment.
     By combining symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, multimode encryption ensures the quality of data source protection while allowing users to select encryption modes according to their needs to address protection requirements more flexibly. Data security threats persist despite various protection methods ranging from terminal protection to network protection. Given the increased value of data, data source protection remains the primary concern. Protective methods targeted at the core of data are always the most effective methods no matter how environments and protection policies are changed. For this reason, flexible and targeted encryption software is the optimal choice for individuals, enterprises, and even countries with data security requirements.
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