Web Site Security

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Full Name and Context

For most of humanity their computer is first and foremost a communications device talking to a collection of Web Sites who must be trusted by the user for


  • The day when a personal computer was for running application for the user is long gone, never to return.
  • Today a personal computer depends on cloud based service for nearly all of its functionality.
  • Web Site security is becoming widely known as Cyber-Security, probably because that sounds more important somehow.
  • This page will only consider the use of a trusted User Agent, typically a web browser from a well-known and trusted vendor.
  • For the case of the user allowing a [[Native App] to be installed on their personal device, see the page Native App Security.



  • The Web Site exposes its name in a manner that allows the user to make a meaningful trust decision.


Organizational Support

  1. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of web site software.
  2. ISACs are member-driven organizations, delivering all-hazards threat and mitigation information to asset owners and operators.