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Research and Markets: Improving Web Application Security Using New 2010 OWASP Top 10 Risk Model: Best Practices for Mitigating Online Vulnerabilities and Threats

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/736de0/improving_web_appl) has announced the addition of Javelin Strategy & Research's new report "Improving Web Application Security Using New 2010 OWASP Top 10 Risk Model: Best Practices for Mitigating Online Vulnerabilities and Threats" to their offering.

This report will help information technology security staff convince management that is important to introduce a risk -based priority model that can be customized for the institution. The idea that risk outweighs prevalence is gaining acceptance within the security community. Instead of being reactive, simply responding to attacks, the security community is starting to focus on the underlying causes of these attacks. The risk-weighted model presented in this report draws from that proposed by Online Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and uses the data from the proposed 2010 OWASP Top 10 list to identify the risks most organizations face today, and demonstrates how to weight vulnerabilities under the new system and offers mitigations. Additionally, this report contains the latest attack data from the Web Hacking Incident Database and also compares what's happening with vulnerabilities data from the Web Application Consortium's October 2009 annual report. Finally, Javelin looks at secure software development lifecycle (SSDL), a way of coding in the best security practices to make the software secure from the outset.

Primary Questions Answered:

  • How should an institution prioritize its risks?
  • How do you construct a risk-based model?
  • What criteria should be considered within each risk factor?
  • What are the biggest web application risks for financial services going into 2010?
  • What are the mitigations for these risks?
  • What is the prevalence of these risks in the real world?
  • How do I implement a secure software development lifecycle at my organization?

Methodology:

Javelin obtained information from the Online Web Application Security Project (OWASP), Breach Security's Web Hacking Incidents Database 2009, and the Web Application Consortium's October 2009 annual report on Web Application Security Statistics for 2008, the PCI Data Security Standards, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Key Topics Covered:

I. Determining Your Risk

II. The Web Threats

1. SQL Injection

2. Cross-Site Scripting or XSS

3. Broken Authentication and Session Management

4. Insecure Direct Object References

5. Cross-Site request forgery (CSRF)

6. Security Misconfiguration (New)

7. Failure to Restrict URL

8. Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards (New)

9. Insecure Cryptographic Storage

10. Insufficient Transport Layer Protection

III. The Attacks

IV. The Vulnerabilities

V. Secure Software Development

Companies Mentioned:

  • Adobe
  • Microsoft
  • Cenzic
  • Mozilla
  • Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • Oracle
  • EMC
  • QUALCOMM
  • Evolve Systems
  • RBS
  • Google
  • Trustwave
  • Hannaford Brothers
  • VeraCode
  • Heartland Payment Systems
  • Verizon Business
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Wells Fargo
  • HP Application Security Center
  • WhiteHat Security

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/736de0/improving_web_appl

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