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
3 Takeaways from the First American Financial Breach
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
tdsan
tdsan,
User Rank: Ninja
7/26/2019 | 8:33:17 PM
Similar comments in previous articles but oh so true

For a web application under development, it's important for developers to seek guidance during the design of the authentication procedures. The goal is to enforce the security of the design of the authentication procedure by considering human factors and design errors. For example, to discover business logic flaws associated with authentication and authorization, we would need to correlate usability issues (lost phone, security unawareness) with human behaviors (active session, autocomplete forms).

On this basis, we can provide a set of security and usability requirements developers and architects can use during the early design of the end-user authentication procedure to prevent business logic flaws.


I remember reading an article from DR that talked about combining "IT Security" with "DevOps" to create a "SecDev" or "DevSec" group. I think in this particular case, this is a good use case where the security teams can get involved in the security design aspects and make suggestions as to how to utilize existing tools from operations:
  • SAML
  • Password Hashing
  • SSO using same username and password (passthrough)
  • Read-only AD/LDAP replicas
  • Single or Multi-tenant forest creation
  • Key or Token exchange
  • MFA/2FA

We are seeing more of this, Louisiana is under a state of emergency (schools are being plummeted by various cyber actors), by working with various groups from different regions of the US, we can start coming up with better ways of addressing this cyber issue. A number of companies are doing a good job to help, it just depends on your budget, but if you have good people on staff, it may not have to cost the organization anything but labor cost.

Just a thought.

T


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
Practical Network Security Approaches for a Multicloud, Hybrid IT World
The report covers areas enterprises should focus on for their multicloud/hybrid cloud security strategy: -increase visibility over the environment -learning cloud-specific skills -relying on established security frameworks -re-architecting the network
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-30333
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-09
RARLAB UnRAR before 6.12 on Linux and UNIX allows directory traversal to write to files during an extract (aka unpack) operation, as demonstrated by creating a ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. NOTE: WinRAR and Android RAR are unaffected.
CVE-2022-23066
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-09
In Solana rBPF versions 0.2.26 and 0.2.27 are affected by Incorrect Calculation which is caused by improper implementation of sdiv instruction. This can lead to the wrong execution path, resulting in huge loss in specific cases. For example, the result of a sdiv instruction may decide whether to tra...
CVE-2022-28463
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
ImageMagick 7.1.0-27 is vulnerable to Buffer Overflow.
CVE-2022-28470
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
marcador package in PyPI 0.1 through 0.13 included a code-execution backdoor.
CVE-2022-1620
PUBLISHED: 2022-05-08
NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string at regexp.c:2729 in GitHub repository vim/vim prior to 8.2.4901. NULL Pointer Dereference in function vim_regexec_string at regexp.c:2729 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted input.