Application whitelisting is a strategy
|“||designed to protect against unauthorised and malicious programs executing on a computer. It aims to ensure that only specifically selected programs and software libraries (DLLs) can be executed, while all others are prevented from executing.||”|
Application whitelisting comprises the following technical steps:
- identify specific executables and software libraries which should be permitted to execute on a given system;
- prevent any other executables and software libraries from functioning on that system; and
- prevent users from being able to change which files can be executed.
- "Overview" section: Application Whitelisting Explained.