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Information Security and the World Wide Web (WWW)



Shirley M. Radack


This bulletin discusses some of the vulnerabilities and threats to information security that organizations may experience in their use of the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW). Both Web server and Web browser software can introduce vulnerabilities, although generally the vulnerabilities stemming from the use of server software are more severe than those of browser software. The bulletin provides examples of policies that organizations can adopt to address the vulnerabilities of both servers and browsers.
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browsers, information security, Internet, networks, security policies, servers, Web sites, World Wide Web


Radack, S. (1998), Information Security and the World Wide Web (WWW), ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created February 12, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017