5 Ways HTTP Protocol Can Address Emerging Cloud Threats

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HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

HSTS headers protect against Man-in-the-Middle attacks. If a website uses an HSTS header, the header enforces that all domain content is downloaded over HTTPS. HSTS headers can also refuse to connect in case of certificate errors and warnings.

Enterprise cloud app adoption is continuing to increase across various functions, and to stay ahead of the curve, IT leaders must understand the susceptibility of these applications to attacks that could compromise data. In the past decade, a myriad of techniques have been developed to compromise web applications -- from cross site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection to phishing and clickjacking. As web applications have become more sophisticated, so have modern web browsers, which has spawned several new HTTP response headers to help enhance a website's security.

IT Business Edge recently spoke with Ravi Balupari, director of engineering and cloud security research at Netskope, on how the advances being made in the realm of HTTP protocol can address new emerging threats across the universe of cloud applications. He discusses here five HTTP security headers that IT leaders must incorporate in their enterprise data security strategy to address any potential threats.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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