Bikash's Blog – February 2016 Archive (9)

Using 80/20 rule in Application Security Management

80/20 rule (also known as Pareto Principle) is one of the most beautiful rules which helped me to achieve as well as fail. In most of the cases where I went wrong it finally turned out to be figuring out the “right few”. This is probably one of the most elusive rules. It is easy to understand but extremely difficult to practice.

#1: Know yourself before your enemy does.

I remember in a recent conference the speaker asked the audience…

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4 Areas where Artificial Intelligence Fails in Automated Penetration Testing

Formal Modeling and Automation is one of the things I love. I try to model everything and sometimes modeling helps and sometime it lands me in trouble. It helped me when I tried to model Penetration Testing and worked with my co-founder to design our first version of automated Penetration Testing Tool at iViZ. Where it did…

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10 questions to ask before you start your Bug Bounty program…

Bug bounty programs are quite common these days with several of the biggest names in the industry have launched various avatars of the program. I have been asked by a few security managers and managements about should they launch a bug bounty program. Definitely bug bounty program has the advantage of crowd sourcing. However an organization should be mature and prepared enough to launch such a program. Here are some questions which shall tell you if you are prepared or not. You are ready…

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Checklist To Assess The Effectiveness Of Your Vulnerability Management Program

From our experience of helping organizations in building their ‘Vulnerability Management’ program, we feel that one of the major challenge the security manager/management faces does not always know the reality on the grounds. Obviously the management is extremely busy and has got too many priorities. It is natural to get into managing whirlwinds. So, I wanted to define a few questions which can help you to find out how robust is your application security management program? Not just that, by…

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How to benchmark a web application security scanner?

There is a plethora of web application scanner ; every one of which claims to be better than the other. It is indeed a challenge to differentiate between them. We need to benchmark the application scanner against hard facts and not marketing claims. Below are some of the most critical metrics against which you would like to benchmark web application scanner.



1. What is the rate of false positives?

False Positives…

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Beyond Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) : Moving Towards Secure Dev-Ops

We have heard a lot about secure SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). So, what next? Everything transforms with time and now is the time for Secure SDLC to be transformed. Secure SDLC is probably going to get metamorphosed into Secure Dev-Ops.

What is Dev-Ops?

Dev-Ops is a software development methodology which focuses on the communication, communication and integration of Developers and IT managers. In short it is an integration…

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8 Questions to ask your Application Security Testing Provider !

Choosing the right Application Security Testing Service Provider is not always an easy task. By asking the right questions and knowing what answers to look for, you can conduct the thorough evaluation of the various vendors available in the market and make the most intelligent choice for your business.There are numerous options like buying tools, using cloud based testing providers or the traditional consultants. I have discussed making the right choice in another blog.…

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16 Application Security Trends That You Can't Ignore In 2016

CISO Platform-Top Application Security Trends 2016

Application Security has emerged over years both as a market as well as a technology. Some of the key drivers had been the explosion in the number of applications (web and mobile), attacks moving to the application layer and the compliance needs. Following are the key Application Security Trends which we believe the industry will observe during the year…

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Secure SDLC Program: “The Art of Starting Small”

I have seen several organizations trying to adopt secure SDLC and failing badly towards the beginning. One of the biggest reason is they try to use “Big Bang Approach”. Yeah, there are several consultants who will push you to go for a big project use the classical waterfall model to adopt secure SDLC. But that’s asking too much. Changing the habits of a group is not very easy.

Typically there is a big push back and depending on how determined you are and the amount of…

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Added by bikash on February 20, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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CISO as an enabler

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Share the instances where you were able to convince the Executive management /board that CISO function is enabler rather then a hindrance.Thanks youMaheshContinue

Has Anyone Evaluated Digital Signature (like Docusign)?

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by Yogesh Nov 19. 2 Replies

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)Has anyone evaluated digital signature (like Docusign), any specific risk/ security areas to be looked into while finalising a vendor? Any and all inputs will be very much appreciated.Continue

What are your strategies for using Zoom in your organization after recent vulnerabilities in news about Zoom platform?

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by ANAND SHRIMALI May 20. 4 Replies

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)What are your strategies for using Zoom in your organization after recent vulnerabilities in news about Zoom platform?Related Question: …Continue

[Please Suggest] Corona Virus: Security advisory for work from home

Started by CISO Platform. Last reply by Bhushan Deo Mar 20. 12 Replies

(question posted on behalf of a CISO member)Due to CORONA virus most of the organizations are allowing their employees to work form home.Has any one issued security advisory for work from home ?Continue

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