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This category is a parent category used to track categories of countermeasures (or security mechanisms).

What is a countermeasure

Countermeasures are defensive technologies or modules that are used to detect, deter, or deny attacks. Necessary countermeasures in an application should be identified using threat analysis to ensure that the application is protected against common types of attacks based on the threats it faces. A weakness or design flaw of a countermeasure, or the lack of a necessary countermeasure results in a vulnerability that can make the application susceptible to attacks.

Examples of countermeasures

  • Authentication
  • Access Control
  • Session Management
  • Input Validation
  • Error Handling
  • Logging
  • Cryptography

How to add a new Countermeasure article

You can follow the instructions to make a new Countermeasure article. Please use the appropriate structure and follow the Tutorial. Be sure to paste the following at the end of your article to make it show up in the Countermeasure category: