Reports and Guides
This paper discusses the importance of a strong culture of cybersecurity, and examines ten key activities for building – or improving – that culture within your organization.
In this study, we used a variety of scanners, specialized tools, and manual techniques to test twenty large-scale enterprise applications with a goal to understand which security testing techniques were most effective under each condition, and which worked best based on application type and vulnerability class.
Organizations face serious challenges with online payment card security and protecting confidential information. Read the findings from the Ponemon Institute and learn about PCI-DSS and security awareness training major trends.
Educating employees on security best practices can drastically reduce the risk of a data breach within your organization. Following these five simple steps and knowing what to avoid when implementing a program will have you on your way to better online security.
Download this case study to gain a deeper understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of automated and manual software security testing, methods used to find different types of security vulnerabilities and the types of security tools used, and best practices for software security assessments.
Every organization is unique and needs its own customized approach to ensure success of their training program. This guide presents best practices for taking a "many-hats" approach including creativity, engaging materials, formal structures for learners to navigate, and a solid rooting in how people learn and apply new skills in their jobs.
This guide discusses ways organizations can make sense of the OWASP Top Ten to improve application security, including implementing OWASP best practices into a training program and into the SDLC.
This paper is designed for IT Risk Management, Information Security, and Management personnel seeking a more effective way to identify and prioritize risk. It describes the activities involved in application threat modeling and its goal in the context of IT risk management.
This guide focuses first on identifying the types of issues you should look for in the code being reviewed, and then on finding these bugs as quickly and effectively as possible. It also describes how you can use threat models, architecture diagrams, and other inputs to help guide your review.
Written by our VP of Services, Joe Basirico, this guide teaches how to leverage your alter ego using your imagination and existing knowledge to more thoroughly test your web applications.
There is an accepted five-step process for developing software. This guide describes the typical activities in a team development process and the unique benefits that enable an organization to move through the process in an orderly manner.
Written by Dinesh Shetty, a mobile expert and CoE lead, this guide is a product of the research performed at Security Innovation’s CoE. It provides hackers, developers and managers alike with an in-depth knowledge about the different kinds of iOS hacking tools and techniques.
Jason Taylor, co-creator of the DREAD threat modeling classification techniques and CTO of Security Innovation, shares his thoughts on the evolution of DREAD and what the next version might look like.
The Ponemon Institute independently surveyed 642 IT professionals in both executive and engineering positions. This study details their responses to the current state of application security, including opinions on security standards, training, and assessments.
Many organizations use the OWASP Top 10 to focus their application security and compliance activities. Learn more about the OWASP Top 10, why it's important, and how it can help you with compliance requirements.
Learn about five common information security mistakes organizations make and recommendations and best practices for building and maintaining a successful information security practice.
Examine the major challenges of software security risk management and the concept of Software Security Total Risk Management (SSTRM), an innovative approach by which enterprises apply software security development and assessment best practices to enhance business revenue and protect against losses.
The Application Security Maturity (ASM) was developed by Security Innovation and is based on analysis of 10 year’s worth of data about organizations and their security investments in technology, people, and processes. Learn why the ASM model was created, how it works, and help fine tune your security related investments.
Learn a practical approach towards mapping application security to compliance requirements, including why application security is difficult for most compliance teams, creating an action plan that endorses application security best practices, and how to document these best practices for auditing purposes.
This paper describes complete lifecycle activities aimed at producing more secure and robust code that can better withstand attacks.
This Ponemon Institute 2015 survey of over 500 automotive developers, engineers, and executives provides new insights to help automotive software suppliers understand the current mindset of their developers and build security and safety into their software.
Security Innovation teams up with Frost & Sullivan, a leader in the connected car industry, to analyze key cybersecurity challenges, identify solutions, and capture best practices for building security properly into vehicles.
Written by five Microsoft experts and Security Innovation's CTO Jason Taylor, this paper describes the key components of security engineering including identifying secure objectives, creating threat models, performing code reviews, and more.
This guide outlines three must-follow guidelines that embedded software teams should follow to help protect critical M2M systems against failure and malicious attack, including addressing security early on, building security into development, and protecting systems from unauthorized changes.
Examine threat modeling and learn how it can be used in concert with secure development best practices, including automated source code analysis, peer code reviews, and penetration testing to both identify and mitigate embedded software threats.
Read the second annual survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute on automotive cybersecurity. This survey provides insights on the current mindset of automakers in building security and safety into their vehicles.
This book describes 19 focused testing attacks that can be mounted against various applications that will expose security vulnerabilities caused by software dependencies, data-dependent weaknesses in software, application design flaws, and implementation-related vulnerabilities.
How to Break Web Software: Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services addresses every category of web software exploit: attacks on clients, servers, state, user inputs, and more. You’ll master powerful attack tools and techniques as you uncover dozens of crucial, widely exploited flaws in Web architecture and coding.
This book focuses on the origin of most software vulnerabilities, including the bugs in the underlying software used to develop IT infrastructures and the Internet. With this easy-to-use guide, programmers and testers will learn how to recognize and prevent these vulnerabilities before their software reaches the market.
This book provides a full and detailed understanding of the vulnerabilities and security threats that exist within an industrial control system. This collection of research defines and analyzes the technical, procedural, and managerial responses to securing these systems.
The "Security Testing Handbook for Banking Applications" is a specialized guide to testing a wide range of banking applications. The book is intended as a companion to security professionals, software developers and QA professionals who work with banking applications.
This e-book illustrates the importance of actionable security metrics for businesses, both for operations and for strategy as well as important contributions by our CEO, Ed Adams, and other security professionals.
Shows you how to make the most of Team Foundation Server. It starts with the end in mind, but shows you how to incrementally adopt TFS for your organization. It's a collaborative effort between patterns & practices, Team System team members, and industry experts.
This guide shows you how to make the most of Microsoft® Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). It contains proven practices, end-to-end applications scenarios, guidelines, a Q&A, and task-based "how-to" articles. It is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
This guide describes specific security activities for improved software engineering, including applying secure design guidelines, creating threat models, conducting architecture and design reviews for security, performing security code reviews, testing for security, and conducting deployment reviews. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
The purpose of the Service Architecture Pocket Guide is to improve your effectiveness when building services on the Microsoft platform. The primary audience is solution architects and development leads. The guide provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of services built on the .NET Platform. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
The guide provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of mobile applications built on the .NET Platform. It focuses on partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
The guide is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications using the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework more quickly and with less risk; it provides guidance for using architecture principles, design principles, and patterns that are tried and trusted. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
This is a compilation of the learnings from this project in notes form. This is not an official Microsoft patterns & practices release, this is a hand-off document containing findings from the research invested in this project. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.
The guide provides design-level guidance for the architecture and design of Web applications built on the .NET Platform. It focuses on partitioning application functionality into layers, components, and services, and walks through their key design characteristics. This guide is a collaborative effort between Microsoft patterns & practices and industry experts including Security Innovation's CTO, Jason Taylor.