Application Security Trends

Traditional security is well past its expiration date. Learn about the latest trends in AppSec in these posts, from DevOps to SAST and everything in between.

What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #8

Apr 16, 2012 By Administrator | Would you Trade your freedom for Application Security?
OWASP’s Dan Greer recently gave the keynote speech at the “Application Security Matters’ conference where he delved into the problems and issues arising from the inconsistencies in application security. There are many things which contribute to lousy application security- not taking the necessary steps to protect your code, protect your data and poorly written and bloated code. What can one do about it?

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#7

Apr 11, 2012 By Administrator | SQL Injection- the Number One Security Concern
Cybercriminals are using SQL injection to attack both websites and internal databases. Why are they doing this? The answer is simple- to seek sensitive data which could be used for black market activities or even identity theft. Most public websites don’t even fully understand how totally ‘at risk’ their websites are.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol#6

Mar 26, 2012 By Administrator | Application Security- Not Sufficient!
A study was recently conducted among 800 It executives which found that there is a huge difference between the perception of Security from the viewpoint of the developer and security professionals. Security professionals view the applications in a far more optimistic light- stating that they are secure enough, whilst developers say that their applications run in their enterprise are no way near secure enough.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #4

Mar 11, 2012 By Administrator | Where is NASA’s security?
5,408 successful eruptions since 2009, 48 stolen laptops and mobile devices,47 advanced persistent threats (APTs) and 13 that managed to jeopardize thousands of NASA’s computers causing serious damage and leaving NASA with an approximated $7 million bill.

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #3

Mar 07, 2012 By Administrator | Let’s understand the web application security dilemma! Organizations within the financial services industry track an average of 800 attacks, organizations out with the financial services industry track an average of 500 attacks- no wonder it’s so vital to understand application security. It’s said that the security challenge is due to the fact that most of these applications are web enabled. Companies which rely on SAAS and applications that are operating from portable devices are also at an increased risk as they are by definition, web enabled. Why even worry about application security?

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #2

Feb 28, 2012 By Administrator | Mobile banking threats
Millions of consumers are currently using mobile banking – which is expected to be the next major target for hackers. As banks are focusing resources in securing mobile applications, two important precautions developers must take into account include:

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What’s HOT in Application Security Vol #1

Feb 20, 2012 By Administrator | Hackers in China accused of a long term breach of Nortel For almost ten years Chinese hackers gained complete access to the internal network of Nortel Networks, Ltd. Nortel was previously considered to be a telecommunications power house but has been struggling financially in recent years. The hackers stole several passwords from top Nortel executives (who were apparently working in China) sometime during the year
2000 and over the years downloaded a range of technical papers, business plans and employee information- this information is according to Brian Shields, who is now leading the internal investigation.

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