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Category: Security

Eliminate Security Issues from the Root

A massive proportion of our security issues are caused by Requirements which are incomplete Not enough knowledge on secure software design and implementation Increasing complexity Unknown interfaces and communication patterns […]

Performance and Security at the speed of DevOps

For many years application performance and security were an afterthought. Developer focused on implementation of new features. Tester executed functional tests and compared actual with expected results. Operational teams deployed […]

Tips for Secure Software Development

Privacy is one of our valuable goods and attackers around the world have started to take this sensitive information away. Research has shown that private data of more than 3 […]

Application Security Testing Cheat Sheet

Recent attacks against major players in Telecommunication and Financial Services industries have shown that security is still a topic we need to work on. For a long time companies have […]

Performance Engineering Recommended Reading

There are many useful blogs which provide good insights about best practices in our performance engineering, testing and optimization space. Feel free to use my collection of recommended readings for […]

How do you Manage Security Risks in Open Source?

Open source is at the heart of almost every application. If you have ever developed a new application from scratch, the chance is very high that you've also built this on open source. In this post, I will outline risks related to open source and give you a mitigation approach.

Quick Start Guide for Security Tests

Software testers are sometimes unable to cope with the verification of security requirements because of their very technical nature. In this post, I will give you some guidance and orientation which you can use right away for your application security testing activities.

Quick Start Guide for Secure Software Development

Software development does not always follow a well-structured process. Some companies tend to give developers more flexibility than others, which often results in critical vulnerabilities and high rework activities. Therefore, independent whether your projects follow agile or waterfall development principles, you shall apply some basic secure software development principles to avoid security loopholes.

Why we need a Next Generation Technical Testing Platform

Our testing toolchain is quite impressive. Some are very specific, and others support a broad range of technologies and testing activities. However, when it comes to technical testing, more specifically, automated and performance testing there are still gaps. In this post, I will outline this cleft.

Increase your Secure Software Development Maturity

Software development is often an unguided missile. Coding standards are seldom in place and developers decide what framework and libraries they will use for implementation of their applications. However, there are ...

Application Security Antipatterns

Cybercrime is on the rise and in 3 of 4 security breaches, hackers target vulnerable applications instead of the backend infrastructures. However, this trend is surprising because the risk reduction is quite simple.