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Developer Security Awareness: How To Measure

In the previous post (What Topics To Cover), we laid the foundation for your developer security awareness-training program. Now let's talk about the metrics we can collect to help improve our program. It's all about the metrics As we previously mentioned, establishing a common baseline for the entire development team would be helpful. A comprehensive … Continue reading Developer Security Awareness: How To Measure


Developer Security Awareness: What Topics To Cover

In our last post (Is Security Your Top Priority), we discussed improving the security of our organizations with security awareness training for development teams. Now let's talk about the security training we should provide. What Topics To Cover All team members have different knowledge levels of the various threats facing our applications. Some have received … Continue reading Developer Security Awareness: What Topics To Cover


Developer Security Awareness: Is Security Your Top Priority?

In the last post (Developer Security Awareness: Why Do We Care?), we discussed what we should take away from publicized security events. Let's discuss why we are failing, and what we can do to make it better. Why are we failing? Software has become a requirement across all industries in today's world. Every market is … Continue reading Developer Security Awareness: Is Security Your Top Priority?


Developer Security Awareness: Why Do We Care?

Laying a foundation for developer security training is not an easy task. Those of us that have worked in the information security world long enough have seen the roadblocks: Development teams do not have enough time The project does not provide enough funding The organization does not have the expertise to create a training program … Continue reading Developer Security Awareness: Why Do We Care?


Demystifying Cross-Site Request Forgery

Continuously ranked in the OWASP Top Ten, a large majority of the development community still doesn't understand Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). After years of penetration tests and code reviews, my experiences show that a high percentage of applications, especially new applications, do not have proper CSRF protections in place. This post provides a refresher on … Continue reading Demystifying Cross-Site Request Forgery