Security takes a layered approach to reduce the risk to our organization. Input validation is the perfect example of one of these layers. In most cases, input validation is 1 factor in a multi-pronged approach to protecting against common vulnerabilities. Take any course on secure development and they will, or should, mention input validation as a mitigating control for so many vulnerabilities. You might notice that it always comes with a but. Use input validation, but also use output … [Read more...] about Input validation is less about specific vulnerabilities
In 2020, Chrome will default the SameSite attribute to Lax on all cookies. SameSite helps mitigate CSRF, but does that mean CSRF is Dead? For more info go to https://www.developsec.com or follow us on twitter (@developsec). Join the conversations.. join our slack channel. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation. DevelopSec provides application security training to add value to your application security program. Contact us today to see how we can help. … [Read more...] about Ep. 115: Is CSRF Really Dead?
In this episode, James talks about investing in the development teams to increase application security priorities. For more info go to https://www.developsec.com or follow us on twitter (@developsec). Join the conversations.. join our slack channel. Email email@example.com for an invitation. DevelopSec provides application security training to add value to your application security program. Contact us today to see how we can help. … [Read more...] about Ep. 114: Investing in People for Better Application Security
In this episode James introduces us to the idea of web security policies stored in a security.txt file. We have talked about vulnerability disclosure before and this ties directly into that conversation. Link to Draft: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-foudil-securitytxt-03 Link to form to create the file: https://securitytxt.org/ Link to our blog post: https://www.developsec.com/2018/06/26/overview-of-web-security-policies/ For more info go to https://www.developsec.com or follow us on … [Read more...] about Ep. 102: Intro to Web Security Policies
Application security has become an important topic within our organizations. We have come to understand that the data that we deem sensitive and critical to our business is made available through these applications. With breaches happening all the time, it is critical to take reasonable steps to help protect that data by ensuring that our applications are implementing strong controls. Over the years, testing has been the main avenue for "implementing" security into applications. We have seen a … [Read more...] about Thinking about starting a bug bounty? Do this first.