Security strategy for vulnerabilities prevention in the development of web applications




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IOP Publishing


In recent years, Higher Education Institutions through their Systems departments have strengthened security for the development of applications on web environment, because of their vulnerability to possible computer attacks. This research proposes a security strategy to reduce the risk presented by the web applications developed in the systems department of the Simón Bolívar University, in San José de Cúcuta, Colombia, based on a diagnosis of the current state of its security policy compared to other institutions of the department of Norte de Santander, the analysis of current regulations and the state of the art of security in web applications, as an object of study. This strategy of safe web software development arises in order to establish the security parameters that should be applied by the web software developers of the Institution, shielding the developed applications and thus guaranteeing the integrity of the information that is manipulated through them. The strategy was validated through expert judgment in the field of web application development, emphasizing the importance of applying it to prevent vulnerabilities in institutional web software and thus provide greater reliability in the management of information.


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Web environment, Security policy