October 14, 2012 Added by:Gene Kim
By integrating automated security testing into the deployment pipeline, just as the functional and integration tests are, information security testing becomes part of the daily operations of Development. As a result, security defects are found and fixed more quickly than ever...
September 10, 2012 Added by:Le Grecs
Convenience vs. Security: My goal of not installing Flash and Java on a new system didn't last more than a few hours. Yet, as infosec professionals, following the disable unnecessary services philosophy, we advise not installing these types of applications for security reasons...
September 08, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
What applications should you be testing? Just because the discovery process identifies 300 web applications doesn’t mean that you’d want to test the 30 that clearly should be decommissioned...
September 08, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
No computer in the world is safe from a determined hacker. Most of us don’t properly secure our computer, our smart phone, or even our wallets. So how in the heck does storing your credit and debit card information “in the cloud” help you secure your already vulnerable information?
August 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“Software apps have become an increasingly essential part of our nation’s economy and creative culture, and the Criminal Division is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to protect the creators of these apps and other forms of intellectual property from those who seek to steal it..."
August 23, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke
Behind nearly every vulnerability is poorly written software. The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software highlights qualities that are essential to stop insecure code. This is a highly valuable book that can be of significant use to every stakeholder, from those in the boardroom to the head of application development...
August 21, 2012 Added by:Bill Gerneglia
Those who have labeled COBOL ‘a dying language’ should reconsider. With COBOL supporting the majority of the world’s businesses, it is impossible to dispute its viability in the enterprise. It remains a cornerstone of business-critical applications and has successfully navigated through each computing generation...
July 27, 2012 Added by:Andrew Sanicola
Many open source products have add-ons, extensions, plug-ins etc. which make them attractive. While the core application itself is mostly secure, it is these extensions and plug-ins contributed by many diverse developers and organizations that introduce vulnerabilities into the open source product as a whole...
July 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) tool vendors demonstrate their tools by allowing prospects to scan test sites so they can see how the scanner works and the reports generated. We should not gage the effectiveness of a scanner by only looking at the results from scanning these public test sites...
July 24, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
What if deploying faster is actually a security feature? I can empathize with the frustration many security professionals feel when they find a critical issue in an application only to be told that the patch will be rushed in about 3 months. I'd certainly love to hear that the update will be shipped this afternoon...
July 18, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
From organizations that don't care about the security of their applications to to those that follow "best practices", to those that never stop spending money and trying to improve - they all have one thing in common: They've experienced a security incident of varying levels of calamity...
July 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
By identifying and disclosing vulnerabilities, coders are able to improve security for every user who depends on information systems for their daily life and work. Yet recently, European Parliament debated legislation that threatens to create legal woes for researchers who expose security flaws...
July 12, 2012 Added by:Wendy Nather
I agree that some apps can't be remediated in a short time span, others can't ever be fixed, and so on - for those exigencies a WAF is better than nothing. However, I would caution anyone against deciding that the wave of the future is to rely on the WAF or other network-based security device for application security...
July 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
While you certainly can use velocity and frequency to detect attacks against a web application, high frequency doesn't always mean an attack or that a vulnerability is present. But, it is a fallacy to assume that a component needs to have a high frequency or velocity to signal targeting by an attacker....
July 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Despite the plethora of recent breach headlines, websites could in fact be getting... less vulnerable... The time for using 'No one would want to attack us' as a security strategy is clearly over, if it was ever true to begin with. Any company doing business online has something worth hacking into..."
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