Web App Security
December 02, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Ponemon Institute and Security Innovation recently made public the results of a research study they did to get an idea of the state of application security across organizations.
November 16, 2013 Added by:Anthony M. Freed
Want to know how to hack travelers and hotel networks in a matter of minutes? On a recent trip, Nabil Ouchn (@toolswatch) decided to do some some security analysis with a piece of hardware called the PwnPad – a penetration testing tablet – and a few other tools to see what kind of mischief he could get into.
November 12, 2013 Added by:Jason Clark
Security Advisor Alliance is a nonprofit group of Top security leaders from the Global 1000 who have come together to donate time each week to help our peers in any area of security as a pro-bono service.
November 12, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Businesses often ask for guidance on whether they need to do a manual penetration test for a specific application or if automated testing suffices. Here I try to briefly describe some of the advantages and disadvantages of each method and explain our preferred approach.
November 11, 2013 Added by:Jason Clark
I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ve embarked on the next phase of my professional journey. I’ve joined Accuvant in the newly created position of Chief Security and Strategy Officer, working alongside some of the most talented security professionals in the world to innovate and develop strategic solutions that solve the specific security problems organizations of all sizes face today.
November 07, 2013 Added by:Eric Byres
If you have been following SCADA news in the last month, you might have noticed an avalanche of reports and blogs on new security vulnerabilities in power industry equipment. So far, vulnerability disclosures for 9 products using the DNP3 protocol have been released by the ICS-CERT, with another 21 SCADA product disclosures on their way.
November 04, 2013 Added by:Simon Moffatt
The modern enterprise workforce, will contain contractors, freelancer and even consumers themselves. Bloggers, reviewers, supporters, promoters, content sharers and affiliates, whilst not on the company payroll, help drive revenue through messaging and interaction. If a platform exists where their identity can be harnessed, a new more agile go to market approach can be developed.
October 30, 2013 Added by:Kyle Adams
While OWASP has been around for a long time, and many security experts are aware of their top 10 web vulnerability report, I thought it would be beneficial to elaborate and share a bit more color on each one. This blog series will focus on some of the most common web attack vectors, how they are exploited, some examples, and finally how to prevent the exploit on your own applications.
October 17, 2013 Added by:Rohit Sethi
Addressing security requirements while building software is substantially faster than fixing security vulnerabilities later, and since so many organizations end up mandating fixing security defects, preventing those defects up-front yields faster time-to-market.
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 12, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon
Vodafone Germany said an attacker with insider knowledge had stolen the personal data of two million of its customers from a server located in Germany.
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 14, 2013 Added by:Bill Wheeler
Recent reports have found that cyberattacks against U.S. corporations are on the rise, along with an increase in international threats, especially from China, and emerging threats to small businesses. Today, it’s not a matter of if an organization will be the victim of a cyberattack, but when.
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