Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
planetlevel
50%
50%
planetlevel,
User Rank: Author
7/16/2014 | 6:08:32 PM
Re: "shared space" philosophy versus reality
True.  But the point is that even though we aren't sure they help, we do all these security activities in the name of secure code.  I'm suggesting that we need to study the effectiveness of these activities because they *could* easily be undermining overall security.  It's not science to just "do what everyone else is doing" -- that ends up with expensive programs that everyone hates (sound familiar?)
planetlevel
50%
50%
planetlevel,
User Rank: Author
7/16/2014 | 6:05:42 PM
Re: Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Absolutely agree that taking a positive approach to security is easier, faster, and more accurate.  It's the key to getting continuous.
JasonSachowski
50%
50%
JasonSachowski,
User Rank: Author
7/11/2014 | 9:51:33 AM
Re: Why Your Application Security Program May Backfire
Nice read @JeffWilliams.  I tend to agree that the "know-do" gap of what users know versus what they do largely contributes of what you're discussing.  This begs the questions do we need to improve our security awareness programs in an effort to reduce this gap?

Well if you look at bike helmets or vehicle ABS in the context of managing security risk, perhaps this stems from how we continue to use traditional security approaches in a very different threat landscape.

Going to your comment about "Removing safety markings makes roads safer" brings me back to the idea that the use of positive security is much more effective in reducing risks in today's technology world.
SSCHWELGIEN441
100%
0%
SSCHWELGIEN441,
User Rank: Apprentice
7/6/2014 | 12:07:30 PM
"shared space" philosophy versus reality
There is growing evidence that initial claims for reduced traffic sppeds and greater pedestrian safety in "shared spaces" is overstated.

See: Shared space - research, policy and problems - http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17937/8/tran1200047h.pdf

There is evidence that pedestrians and bicyclists "feel" less safe and adopt avoidance behaviors, sometimes avoiding "shared spaces" altogether.  Many advocates for the blind and physically impaired raise strong voices against "shared spaces" as extremely dangerous places to navigate, again urging those on behalf of whom they advocate to avoid such spaces. 

Seems that "sharing" favors drivers more than pedestrians and other users.


Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
6 Emerging Cyber Threats That Enterprises Face in 2020
This Tech Digest gives an in-depth look at six emerging cyber threats that enterprises could face in 2020. Download your copy today!
Flash Poll
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
State of Cybersecurity Incident Response
Data breaches and regulations have forced organizations to pay closer attention to the security incident response function. However, security leaders may be overestimating their ability to detect and respond to security incidents. Read this report to find out more.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-8015
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
A UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of exim in openSUSE Factory allows local attackers to escalate from user mail to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Factory exim versions prior to 4.93.0.4-3.1.
CVE-2020-1927
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-02
In Apache HTTP Server 2.4.0 to 2.4.41, redirects configured with mod_rewrite that were intended to be self-referential might be fooled by encoded newlines and redirect instead to an an unexpected URL within the request URL.
CVE-2020-8144
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
The UniFi Video Server v3.9.3 and prior (for Windows 7/8/10 x64) web interface Firmware Update functionality, under certain circumstances, does not validate firmware download destinations to ensure they are within the intended destination directory tree. It accepts a request with a URL to firmware u...
CVE-2020-8145
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
The UniFi Video Server (Windows) web interface configuration restore functionality at the “backup� and “wizard� endpoints does not implement sufficient privilege checks. Low privileged users, belonging to the PUBLIC_GROUP ...
CVE-2020-8146
PUBLISHED: 2020-04-01
In UniFi Video v3.10.1 (for Windows 7/8/10 x64) there is a Local Privileges Escalation to SYSTEM from arbitrary file deletion and DLL hijack vulnerabilities. The issue was fixed by adjusting the .tsExport folder when the controller is running on Windows and adjusting the SafeDllSearchMode in the win...