With the modern business world depend on web application perform various automated and user activity, a hacked or web application security breach and the need for call out forensics investigation is obvious, at least learn how it is happen, what being compromised, and more important, how to learn from the lesson and secure the entire layers of protection. For listed corporation and government agencies, may require to reporting at the respective government authority and filling legal cases, and answering it for the investor and stakeholders.
Using specific security mechanisms, we can prevent or detect a security attack on a web application, but we cannot find out the criminal who has carried out the security attack. Being unable to trace back an attack, encourages hackers to launch new attacks on the same system. Web application forensics aims to trace back and attribute a web application security attack to its originator. This may significantly reduce the security attacks targeting a web application every day, and hence improve its security.
Given the huge amount of the logged data that need to be examined during a web application forensics investigation, automated tools have been proposed towards a successful deployment of the web application forensics. Requirements for a web application forensics tool is there and important for having web application forensics tools can not be underestimated. Some is just look for passive application and system log and activity correlated with security information and event management (SIEM) or just event log management (ELM), and for either scenario and high risk scenario, you may look for wireless application security scanner, continuous wireless application firewall (WAF) and exploitation testing/penetration testing as part of the overall solution.
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