Blog Posts Tagged with "Application Security"
August 13, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
I had a hard time believing that "going faster" could be more secure. It was difficult to wrap my brain around how deploying code in more rapid succession could mean that the code deployed could actually be safer... but I believe that to be true now. The one caveat here is "if it's done right"...
August 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
BYOD is going to take the many small holes in your environment and drive a semi truck through them... blowing a hole the size of a Buick in what security we have now. And it's not just because BYOD is going to happen whether you like it or not - but because we need to fix this train wreck we call corporate security...
August 03, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
While it's not really OK to have a vulnerable application sitting out on the 'net, at least if it's in "stage" mode it shouldn't have real data... right? Unfortunately this wasn't the case in many of the incidents I experienced. It's time to remind ourselves that anything that is accessible should be well protected...
July 31, 2012 Added by:Jake Garlie
One of the more common ways pentesters break in to networks is by leveraging regular user accounts which have been compromised. They can be used in various ways to compromise systems, data, applications, and more. Once valid user accounts are obtained, using them throughout the network rarely triggers any alarms...
July 31, 2012 Added by:Nicholas Cifranic
Android app stores such as Google Play have little or no security implementation, so anyone with a developer account may publish applications. Although Google has been attempting to enforce more controls to detect malicious apps, hackers are still publishing malware disguised as popular applications...
July 29, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
When faced by sometimes rabidly optimistic vendors that suggest putting everything into the cloud, right away, organizations are naturally a little confused when it comes to deciding what applications to move and how to develop an incremental migration strategy...
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 24, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
“Bring your own device” (BYOD) has become widely adopted to refer to workers bringing their personal mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and PDAs, into the workplace for use and connectivity. Because your employer is liable for potentially lost data, if you BYOD, plan on giving up some liberties...
July 24, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
Independent researcher Carlos Mario Penagos Hollmann has identified an uncontrolled search path element vulnerability, commonly referred to as a dll hijack, in Invensys’s Wonderware InTouch application. Successfully exploiting this vulnerability could lead to arbitrary code execution...
July 22, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
If most websites can’t get password storage right, you can bet they can’t get storage of the content you are trusting them with right either. The private documents that you stored with your favorite cloud service are probably not encrypted in a way that only your account can decrypt, if they’re encrypted at all...
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:Danny Lieberman
The Cloud Security Control model looks great, but it doesn’t mitigate core vulnerabilities in your software. Once you choose the right service model and vendor, put aside the security reference models and focus on hardening your application software. It’s your code that will be running in someone else's cloud...
July 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“Q2 data showed a return to traditional infrastructure attacks and is likely a reflection of changing tools for launching DDoS attacks. With Layer 7 attacks, the risk of detection and eventual take down by law enforcement increases because these attacks disclose the IP address of the attacking botnet..."
July 17, 2012 Added by:Brandon Knight
One area where companies seem to become lost is when talking about performing penetration testing services against their deployment. While there are some details to work out, fundamentally this type of assessment translates well when talking about applications and infrastructure deployed in the cloud...
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