Should You Worry About Malware on Your Server?

Malware is in the news all the time. From high profile cyber attacks on government infrastructure, to viruses that affect millions of home computers, malware is everywhere. As a system administrator, should you be concerned about malware on your dedicated server or virtual private server(VPS)?
First, we should have a clear definition of what malware is. […]

Back to the Basics #8: Application Security

When covering application security, there are three basic application types you should consider:

Standard applications that you install directly on your server’s operating system and run only when you need them
Applications that are run as daemons or services, starting at boot time and continuing to run as long as the server is on
Web applications […]

How to Install ModSecurity in CentOS

ModSecurity is an application firewall that protects your server from script exploits found in web applications.  It is a great tool you can use to tighten security and adds another layer of protection in addition to your network firewall.  This is a brief guide that should help you get ModSecurity installed on a dedicated server […]

The Layers of Server Security

Security is critical for any server that will connect to the Internet.  Once your server is out there, you will get attackers trying to compromise its integrity.  The question is not whether or not you will be attack but whether or not you were prepared to defend against it.
The best way to prevent attacks from […]

Server Script Security

Allowing users to run scripts on your dedicated server can be a frightening experience. Not only must you trust in their sincerity, but also trust that they will not be negligent in securing any scripts they run. Furthermore, most scripts these days are complex content management systems that may have thousands of functions. […]