CMS Security - Ruth Cheesley - CMS Africa 2014

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Published on March 9, 2014

Author: RCheesley



This talk was delivered at the first CMS Africa summit in Nairobi, Kenya which was held between 7-8 March 2014. The talk explores basic security precautions to take when considering using a Content Management System.

CMS Security Ruth Cheesley - @RCheesley

Laying the foundations

Understand permissions

Understand permissions World (The world, the universe, and everything) Group (A set of users) Owner (owns the file)

Understand permissions Read (r) Write (w) Can view the file Chmod +r / -r Numerical value = 4 Can make changes or modify the file Chmod +w / -w Numerical value = 2 Execute (x) Can run the file (generally applicable at command line) Chmod +x / -x Numerical value = 1 NOTE: Folders cannot be listed and files within can't be accessed if the folder does not have execute permissions

Joomla! permissions Owner Group World 7 (Read + Write + Execute) rwx 5 (Read + Execute) r-x 5 (Read + Execute) r-x 6 (Read + Write) rw- 4 (Read) (r--) 4 (Read) (r--)

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Implement 2 Factor Authentication

Web application firewalls

Test your backups

Plan for disaster

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