This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
You can start with the OWASP Top Ten Web Application Security Risks. Once you've addressed those, you should go to the vendors of any software you are using (OS, database, web server, application server, etc.) and sign up for their update and security notifications. Next, keep up with the updates and security patches. Security isn't something you set up and it just runs. You have to have a process. And take care of the small stuff: shut down unused daemons, use strong passwords, disable unused accounts and so on.
Now you can do all this and still get hacked, however, if your window is shut and your neighbor's window is open, hackers may just give up and go for the easy pickings. Also, you can take comfort in the fact that most security breaches are inside jobs.