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Would love to kept uptodate on this. Mike a mod_security and IPS admin since 2002

Apprentice

I was unable to stream the live presentation due to internet controls at the office - is a download available anywhere? THanks

 

Apprentice

i unable to connect to the webinar

Apprentice

i unable to listen connect to the webinar

 

Apprentice

Alright, well thanks to everyone who listened! It was my pleasure.

Apprentice

Thank you!  I hope to listen to this again.

Apprentice

"What are the most common security mistakes that retailers and e-commerce companies make when setting up their websites? Are there key steps that any retailer should be particularly careful to implement at the outset?"


Don't try to do it all yourself. One common problem we see a lot is a development strategy that shuns outside libraries in a "Not invented here" syndrome. This is very bad and leads to reinvented wheels, particularly in the security space. I am reminded of what's called "Schneier's Law": Anyone can come up with a security system so clever that he can't see its flaws. The only way to find the flaws in security is to disclose the system's workings and invite public feedback.


Which is to say, use publically audited and trusted open source code. If you make a system in secret, you will be ensuring that it is only as secure as you are clever.

Apprentice

Sorry I'm late to this presentation. Catching up now.

Strategist

"Are there any RDBMS's or NOSQL databases that tend to be more vulnerable than others? For example, is Hadoop or MongoDB inherently less secure than, say, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition?"

 

Newer database systems like MongoDB were actively developed with SQL injection prevention in mind. MongoDB is very difficult to inject, the default use case is actually secure. It is possible to write an injectable MongoDB application, but you have to try pretty hard at it! So yes, using a DB like Mongo does help security overall. 

Apprentice

@Dan, if you were an attacker this holiday season, what top-level exploits would you use to crack retailers' websites? What would be the simplest and most straightforward attacks if you were looking to steal customer data, credit cards or credentials?

Strategist

"Will you speak on DDoS attacks, DNS exploits? I don't see anything in the slides?"

Alas, I didn't have much time to cover those issues in depth. DDoS in particular is a hard one, too. It's also hard to tell when you're even being attacked. I don't have any strong recommendations there, unfortunately. Even big players get brought down by them. Though if it makes you feel any better, it's very temporary. Once the attack stops, you're back online. Not like some of the issues I did talk about, like insecure file upload, where an attacker can maintain a presence almost permanently.

Apprentice

@FredLaub, DDoS and DNS will be extensively covered in classes tomorrow and Wednesday. The entire course is made up of 5 class sessions, one each day this week.

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The mail I received:
In this session, we offer an overview of defenses against Internet-based threats -- including DDoS attacks, DNS exploits.
Will you speak on DDoS attacks, DNS exploits? I don't see anything in the slides?

Apprentice

We'll work to get the link for the test up once Dan joins the discussion full-time, after the lecture concludes.

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I don't hear you anymore

Apprentice

angularjs :-)

 

Apprentice

Are there any RDBMS's or NOSQL databases that tend to be more vulnerable than others? For example, is Hadoop or MongoDB inherently less secure than, say, Oracle Database Enterprise Edition?

Apprentice

i'm not lucky today we are on nosql doc db

 

Apprentice

use spring java :-) 

 

Apprentice

What are the most common security mistakes that retailers and e-commerce companies make when setting up their websites? Are there key steps that any retailer should be particularly careful to implement at the outset?

 

Strategist

ddos and similar that's what I'm really interest in.
code security when only json communication is available is less a problem

 

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