The path to creating a secure application begins by rigorously testing source code for all vulnerabilities and ensuring that use of the application does not compromise or allow others to compromise data privacy and integrity.
The goal of a security program is to choose and implement cost effective countermeasures that mitigate the vulnerabilities that will most likely lead to loss.
This paper discusses the management of Risk and how Vulnerability Management is one of the few counter-measures easily justified by its ability to optimize risk.
This briefing addresses the confusion about the security of cloud hosting implementations and then outline the practices and technologies available to keep clouds safe in the areas where they do have unique vulnerabilities.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
New network vulnerabilities appear constantly and the ability for IT security professionals to handle new flaws, fix misconfigurations and protect against threats requires constant attention. However, with shrinking budgets and growing responsibilities, time and resources are at constrained. Therefore, sifting through pages of raw vulnerability information yields few results and makes it impossible to accurately measure your security posture.
Read this Trend and Risk report from IBM® ISS X-Force® to learn statistical information about all aspects of threats that affect Internet security, including software vulnerabilities and public exploitation, malware, spam, phishing, web-based threats, and more!
Use of instant messaging applications-like AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN Messenger and ICQ-and peer-to-peer applications has grown significantly. Although the benefits of real-time communication offer a productivity benefit to corporate environments, instant messaging and peer-to-peer applications add significant vulnerabilities and risks to an enterprise's security posture.
Managing network vulnerabilities will be the biggest challenge for C-Level executives in the coming years. Intrusions are more frequent and more malicious, so the security of corporate networks, and therefore the security of the entire corporation are dependent on the ability to quickly identify, prioritize and remediate vulnerabilities in the network.
Published By: McAfee Inc
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Most midsized businesses aren't fully aware of the number of vulnerabilities that exist on their networks. Is it possible to address them all? This brief explains the key benefits of implementing a network security solution with McAfee. Read more.
The Business Case for Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Ounce Labs, is the first study to determine what senior executives think about the value proposition of corporate data protection efforts within their organizations. In times of shrinking budgets, it is important for those individuals charged with managing a data protection program to understand how key decision makers in organizations perceive the importance of safeguarding sensitive and confidential information.
Previously known as Watchfire AppScan, Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.8 is a leading testing tool that scans and tests your Web applications for all common vulnerabilities. Download the trial to see how it automates the testing process so you can address problems early.
As products go to market quicker, employees, customers, and business partners need the ability to collaborate and access business data—when, where, and how ever they choose. Watch this illustrated demo to see how IBM offers a smarter, business-driven approach to Identity and Access Management. And how IBM’s extensive integration capabilities can enhance productivity without compromising security.
Published By: LockLizard
Published Date: Jun 10, 2009
Is the PDF security software you are looking to purchase really secure? If the PDF security software you are evaluating can be simply broken then you might as well save your money. What PDF security vendors are not telling you about their products and solutions, and what questions you should be asking.
Web Application Threats Are Evolving. Are Your Security Efforts Keeping Pace? Today, Web application security threats are not only becoming more abundant than ever, but also more difficult to detect, and more complex to solve. Many organizations are responding to these unique vulnerabilities with traditional network security approaches. However, sophisticated Web applications threats require a more sophisticated security strategy. What’s worked in the past won’t necessarily work today; and what’s more, Web application security requires a comprehensive solution, not simply a series of a la carte provisions. For detailed steps toward improving your Web application security strategy, download the VeriSign® Enterprise Security Services white paper, Best Practices That Improve Web Application Security.
Published By: Tripwire
Published Date: Mar 31, 2009
How do organizations pass their PCI DSS audits yet still suffer security breaches? Paying attention to PCI DSS checklists only partially secures the cardholder environment. Learn the next steps for fully securing your data.
On March 10, 2008, F5, a leader in application delivery, and WhiteHat Security, an innovator in application security assessment, announced they would be partnering to create an integrated Web application assessment and firewall technology. This product integration will incorporate WhiteHat’s Sentinel assessment technology and F5’s ASM attack blocking technology into a single solution.
Choosing a solution for Vulnerability Management (VM) is a critical step toward protecting your organization's network and data. Without proven, automated technology for precise detection and remediation, no network can withstand the daily onslaught of new vulnerabilities that threaten security.
Fortify Software conducted a candid interview with Avi Rubin, Professor at Johns Hopkins University and specialist in the field of eVoting security risks. He discusses the concerns around software security as well as the voting solutions surrounding software independence.
For a CISO, open source introduces a new source of risk and unique security challenge: how do you influence developers over whom you have no direct management control? Jennifer Bayuk, former CISO of Bear Stearns, provides insight on best practices for evaluating, deploying and managing open source code.