September 25, 2013 Added by:InfoSec Institute
Changing the code behind existing web applications is a time-intensive but effective way for hackers to harvest authentication credentials and data. However, you can detect and defend against these types of attacks by using the right mix of file integrity check utilities, antivirus software, and change control policy.
September 11, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Let’s say you’ve just had a pen test or security scan performed on your application. You review the list of findings and get to work on remediation. Apart from obvious shortcomings of any individual single assessment technique, you may also be doing a disservice to meeting your business goals.
August 30, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
A one-sized fits all approach to Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) security doesn’t work. Practitioners often find that development teams all have different processes – many seem they are special snowflakes, rejecting a single SDLC security program.
August 08, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout
he existing cyber security computing model of the past decade, based on firewalls, anti-viral services, intrusion detection controls, etc., is no longer adequate to help organizations mitigate cyber-security risk.
July 31, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout
The country is at war and it is a cyber security war. The enemies are many, diverse and competent and fighting a defensive war is not the best way to win. Cyber security war is like any other war- taking the offensive will improve your chances of success. Like any other war, the cyber security war requires proper planning for success and a total winning strategy. Half hearted measures will not ...
July 30, 2013 Added by:Jon Stout
You can be doing all the right things, adding immense value to your customer and helping your company build a great brand. When a contract changes even incumbents are suddenly “on the bench” or “between projects” or “on overhead” . You are no longer billable. As a result you have now moved from a profit-generator to a cost center. When this happens you are at risk.
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.
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