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
Security's #1 Problem: Economic Incentives
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
11/22/2017 | 5:34:12 PM
Re: New Problem same discussion
Glad you brought up that accursed iOS update. Tech people preach to the hoi polloi that they should emphasize security over accessibility/usability by jumping through all sorts of password and other authentication hoops...and yet developers rush terrible updates through to release just to get some pet features out.

This is also an issue in open source -- where feature creeps are far more prevalent than passionate security testers.
rrwillsher1974
rrwillsher1974,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/16/2017 | 2:13:30 AM
Re: internet sercruits
The audit is there to show some off the holes in the http. This is a way to improve securities after that u have to go to the script and see what phishing and hack files have been put into the original http also a better cookies policy to stop remote access
rrwillsher1974
rrwillsher1974,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/15/2017 | 1:55:04 AM
Re: Software development
I have found a new company in London that has developed an interesting way to stop ppl from hacking. Also there are the basics ppl need to learn is keep virus ECT up to date several times a week, use an old system to security check usbs cds ECT check cookies for remote controls ie c. ECT when using public networks there's so many ways to be hacked but it's just as much fun to make there life hard my version off chrome has started killing some scripts so it's just a war that maybe won one day if enuf ppl start learning to defend themselves and not just relies on progs to do all the work computers have to be maintained
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
9/30/2017 | 12:25:38 PM
Commercial
> We know how to do that, but there are many pages of specifications requiring several days of work that produces no "new feature." In other words, there is no value in this activity for the business.

This may be one of the fundamental disadvantages of open source compared with proprietary.

Commercial developers of software do have an economic incentive to do a lot of this with their systems. Open-source contributors? Not so much necessarily. Therefore, open-source systems may thus put this onus on the enterprise customer...who generally almost certainly doesn't have the resources to invest in this stuff.

(To be fair, companies like Red Hat and Mirantis, which provide support for their builds/"flavors" of open-source software, also have this incentive to an extent because of their support contracts/business model. Commerce makes the world go round.)
rrwillsher1974
rrwillsher1974,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/29/2017 | 7:00:34 AM
Re: internet sercruits
Lol lol lol audit is gd it tells u if the basics are done but u can still see irregular file names in script http they just found a new way
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2017 | 4:40:11 AM
Re: Software development
I'm not so sure it's off topic considering this is pretty much the same thing I thought of at first too.

Consumer IoT security flaws proliferate because of the lack of economic incentive to go the extra mile to prevent/fix them. If your fridge gets hacked for use in a botnet, it still works as a fridge just fine.

This is why many have called for legislation/regulation in this area. Meanwhile, some enterprises/professionals are trying to get industry to unite around standards so that they can avoid government stepping in.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
9/29/2017 | 4:37:10 AM
Re: internet sercruits
At the same time, a good audit score isn't the same thing as having good security practices. I can't tell you the number I've times I've observed enterprise environments/scenarios where people "check the box" when they aren't actually doing the thing that they're checking the box for.
moberdacker152
moberdacker152,
User Rank: Strategist
9/28/2017 | 12:49:35 PM
Re: Software development

This may be slightly off topic, but this kind of thing is exactly why I don't yet own a thermostat, or refrigerator with internet connectivity.  I love the idea of them, but as far as I've been able to tell so far, not one IoT device has much, if any built, in security.  Unfortunately, this doesn't stop enough people from buying them though to force the manufacturers to produce secure IoT appliances.

 

The way it is now the companies developing the software seem to feel features trump security.  I don't know of a software developer that produces software that is very secure but with fewer features than their competitors'.  They're afraid to try, because if it doesn't work, they could end up not being able to recover financially.  Personally if I had the choice between a secure software product with the basic features I need and an insecure one with nice to have features I'd choose the secure software every time, assuming similar costs.

jacekmaterna
jacekmaterna,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/27/2017 | 11:27:04 AM
moving security to the "left" in SDLC will never occur without $ incentives-
Security in the SDLC has long be an after-thought. Why would it be any different? Business owners are rewarded for KPis on speed and releases over quality. Few firms today operate in reverse. Why? Because the marketplace demands more speed and more features faster than the day before. Impossible to change that macro environment. Best that could happen is that some combo of regulation comes in to move risk management and security to the "left" - its 10x cheaper to find issues in the source code than when to do it after the products are deployed globally, etc. Human nature will always take least resistent path. I am no fan of regulation but in this case there needs to be some to create value in security in the SDLC - incentive via $$ impact will get business owmners attention. GDPR is a great step- it has real teeth (albeit being super vague).
rrwillsher1974
rrwillsher1974,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/26/2017 | 3:06:49 PM
Re: internet sercruits
It's simple just ask there will be a nominal cost, overheads and expenses
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Developing and Testing an Effective Breach Response Plan
Whether or not a data breach is a disaster for the organization depends on the security team's response and that is based on how the team developed a breach response plan beforehand and if it was thoroughly tested. Inside this report, experts share how to: -understand the technical environment, -determine what types of incidents would trigger the plan, -know which stakeholders need to be notified and how to do so, -develop steps to contain the breach, collect evidence, and initiate recovery.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-4278
PUBLISHED: 2022-12-03
A vulnerability was found in SourceCodester Book Store Management System 1.0. It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the file /hrm/employeeadd.php. The manipulation of the argument empid leads to sql injection. The attack may be initiated remotely. The exploit h...
CVE-2022-4279
PUBLISHED: 2022-12-03
A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in SourceCodester Human Resource Management System 1.0. Affected is an unknown function of the file /hrm/employeeview.php. The manipulation of the argument search leads to cross site scripting. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The...
CVE-2022-4280
PUBLISHED: 2022-12-03
A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Dot Tech Smart Campus System. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file /services/Card/findUser. The manipulation leads to information disclosure. The attack may be launched remotely. The exploit has been ...
CVE-2022-4277
PUBLISHED: 2022-12-03
A vulnerability was found in Shaoxing Background Management System. It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects unknown code of the file /Default/Bd. The manipulation of the argument id leads to sql injection. The attack can be initiated remotely. The exploit has been disclosed to t...
CVE-2022-4275
PUBLISHED: 2022-12-03
A vulnerability has been found in House Rental System and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown functionality of the file search-property.php of the component POST Request Handler. The manipulation of the argument search_property leads to sql injection. The attack can ...