Log4J has been the talk of the town recently and everyone is focused on the technical details of the specific vulnerabilities found. In this episode, James talks about the overarching ideas around dealing with vulnerable components. Are you vulnerable? If so, what needs to be done? Listen to the Episode: For more info go to https://www.developsec.com or follow us on twitter (@developsec). … [Read more...] about Ep. 118: Log4J Sparking Thought on Vulnerable Components
Ep. 117: How Browsers are Helping with Security
Browsers play a role in web application security, but where does their responsibility stop and the developer's start? In this episode, we are going to discuss a few changes happening in the Chrome browser, that change security by default. Listen to the Episode: SameSite Default Chrome has announced a few changes that we need to watch out for in the near future. We previously talked about the default value for samesite that is coming up fast. I wrote about this here: … [Read more...] about Ep. 117: How Browsers are Helping with Security
Ep. 114: Investing in People for Better Application Security
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
Investing in People for Better Application Security
Application security, like any facet of security, is a complex challenge with a mountain of solutions. Of course, no one solution is complete. Even throwing multiple solutions will never get 100% coverage. The push today is around devsecops, or pushing left in the SDLC. I am seeing more solutions recommending also pushing right in the SDLC. I feel like we are stuck at this crossroad where the arrow points both ways. The good news is that none of these recommendations are wrong. We do need to … [Read more...] about Investing in People for Better Application Security
Apple Mail: Highlighting External Email Addresses
A simple error to make when sending an email with sensitive data is to send it to the wrong email address. Imagine you are sending some information to Dave down in accounting. When you fill out the email you start typing Dave and the auto-complete pops up and you select the first one (out of habit). You think you have selected the right Dave, but what if you didn't? How would you know that you were about to send potentially sensitive information outside of the organization? Apple Mail and iOS … [Read more...] about Apple Mail: Highlighting External Email Addresses
Thinking about starting a bug bounty? Do this first.
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.