The Open Web Application Security Project has been around since 2001 and is best known for the OWASP Web Application Security Top 10 which has set the standard for how organizations have approached security to protect traditional web applications. The OWASP Top 10 projects are community driven and experts from across the community come together to put out an updated version of this flagship Top 10 list every 3 years with the current version released in 2017.
In college a good friend of mine got deeply involved in the martial art Aikido. Unlike other martial arts I was familiar with one of the things that stuck out for me was the concept of using an attacker’s momentum against them. Instead of directly attacking, the defender would wait for a move from their opponent, like a lunge, and harness that momentum to take control.
If you didn’t make it to OWASP Global AppSec Tel Aviv last month I wanted to share that the team recently published videos from the event...
OWASP Global AppSec 2019 happened recently in Tel Aviv and I was lucky enough to attend, present a few sessions, meet some new people and have lots of great conversations so I thought it would be good to do a writeup to share my thoughts about the event. First, let’s talk about why I attended.
From a previous post we know that today’s applications are different compared to what they were just a few years back and APIs are increasingly being used to power customer applications, connect with partners and drive microservices environments. Whether you realize it or not APIs are everywhere around us and they exchange sensitive data constantly, making them a rich target for attackers, which explains why we’ve seen a significant increase in attacks targeting APIs in recent years.
The non-stop news of security breaches in recent years underscores a growing realization that organizations need to fundamentally rethink the way they protect their applications and data.
Technology is constantly evolving. We’ve seen this in recent years in the way applications are developed (e.g. CI/CD), delivered (e.g. microservices and cloud) and consumed (e.g. more SaaS and mobile…