July 23, 2013 Added by:Dan Kuykendall
Eliminating the risk of SQL injection is made complicated by a host of factors -- many of which are out of the developer and security teams’ control. If not addressed completely, web applications are still vulnerable. Let’s look at the problem from each team’s point of view.
June 24, 2013 Added by:Larry Karisny
Knowing the reality and reasons behind cyberattacks, it’s time to stop talking and start offering resolution to these serious problems. There is no "it won’t happen to me" anymore. We must immediately deploy prevention and detection technologies to our critical processes or frankly, we could lose it all.
May 09, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon
Continuing the security industry trend of publishing infographics, the folks at Enterprise Strategy Group published an infographic that illustrates some of the challenges associated with web application security.
May 09, 2013 Added by:Michael Fornal
A security check list is a list of security controls that a vendor or application must meet. These controls can range from how storage back up is to be done, to password complexity requirements. Having a checklist can help you in deciding if the application or vendor conforms to your company’s security requirements.
May 08, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Forcing a security process on development teams that doesn’t take into account the way they develop software is a recipe for disaster. A good goal to have for secure SDLC is to minimize the impact on the team’s existing software development practice.
May 01, 2013 Added by:Nish Bhalla
While there are many granular reasons for software security failures at the institutional, developer or vendor level - there are five industry-wide problems that are fueling the current state of insecurity. These are complicated problems and will not be easy to solve. But until we do, software security will remain at risk.
April 29, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
The 2013 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report has some important data for software development teams, particularly when considering the likelihood of certain threats to your system.
April 24, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Many automated scanning solutions are outstanding in their cost effectiveness and ability to find certain classes of vulnerabilities. For example, a properly-configured static analysis solution may help you find every instance of potential SQL injection in your software.
April 05, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt
As the devices becomes smarter, greater emphasis is placed on the data and services those devices access. Smartphones today come with a healthy array of encryption features, remote backup, remote data syncing for things like contacts, pictures and music, as well device syncing software like Dropbox. How much data is actually specifically related to the device?
April 04, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Before you perform your next security verification activity, make sure you have software security requirements to measure against and that you define which requirements are in-scope for the verification.
March 20, 2013 Added by:Ian Tibble
The early days of deciding what to do with the risk will be slow and difficult and there might even be some feisty exchanges, but eventually, addressing the risk becomes a mature, documented process that almost melts into the background hum of the machinery of a business.
February 21, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
On February 15, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) came out with its 2013 list of candidates for the Top 10 web application security flaws. The challenge is that while the Top 10 details security flaws, these flaws don’t map cleanly to requirements.
February 15, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
The latest Rails security flaw is example of a common anti-pattern. The issue in each case is an abuse of extensibility. At first glance the idea is clever: allow for run-time execution of new code or binding of server-side variables without changing your compiled code, thereby greatly enhancing extensibility.
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