AppSec Blog

ASP.NET MVC: Using Identity for Authentication and Authorization

Guest Editor: Today's post is from Taras Kholopkin. Taras is a Solutions Architect at SoftServe, Inc. In this post, Taras will take a look at the authentication and authorization security features built into the ASP.NET MVC framework. Implementing authentication and authorization mechanisms into a web application with a powerful ASP.NET Identity system has become a … Continue reading ASP.NET MVC: Using Identity for Authentication and Authorization


2015 State of Application Security: Closing the Gap

The 2015 SANS State of Application Security Analyst Paper and webcasts are complete. This year, Jim Bird, the lead author of the SANS Application Security Survey series, Frank Kim, and I all participated in writing the questions, analyzing the results, drafting the paper, and preparing the webcast material. In the 2015 survey, we split the … Continue reading 2015 State of Application Security: Closing the Gap


DevOps is Killing Maintenance. Let's Celebrate.

DevOps probably isn't killing developers. But it is changing how people think about development - from running projects to a focus on building and running services. And more importantly, DevOps is killing maintenance, or sustaining engineering, or whatever managers want to call it. And that's something that we should all celebrate. High-bandwidth collaboration and rapid … Continue reading DevOps is Killing Maintenance. Let's Celebrate.


Secure Software Development Lifecycle Overview

In a previous post, we received a question asking, "what is a secure software development lifecycle"? This is an excellent question, and one that I receive quite often from organizations during an application security assessment. Let's quickly review the Software Development Lifecycle, also known as the SDLC. The goal of an SDLC is to provide … Continue reading Secure Software Development Lifecycle Overview


Clickjacking: Help, I Was Framed!

Security researchers discovered and disclosed the Clickjacking attack (also known as a "UI Redress Attack") back in 2008. All major browsers were affected. Flash even had an interesting vulnerability that allowed control of a user's microphone and webcam. Yet, here we are 7 years later still citing this issue on nearly every security assessment of … Continue reading Clickjacking: Help, I Was Framed!