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Thursday, November 21 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The State Of Website Security And The Truth About Accountability and “Best-Practices”

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Whether you read the Verizon Data Breach Incidents Report, the Trustwave Global Security Report, the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, or essentially all other reports throughout the industry, the story is the same -- websites and Web applications are one of, if not the leading target of, cyber-attack. This has been the case for years. Website breaches lead directly to financial fraud, identity theft, regulatory fines, brand damage, lawsuits, downtime, malware propagation, and loss of customers. Given modern society’s ever-increasing reliance on the Web, the impact of a breach and the associated costs are going up, and fast. 
At WhiteHat Security we asked customers to answer roughly a dozen very specific survey questions about their SDLC and application security program. Questions such as: 
• How often do you preform security tests on your code during QA? 
• What is your typical rate of production code change? 
• Do you perform static code analysis? 
• Have you deployed a Web Application Firewall? 
• Who in your organization is accountable in the event of a breach? 
• We even asked: has your website been breached?
We received responses to this survey from 76 organizations, and then correlated those responses with WhiteHat Sentinel website vulnerability data. The results were both stunning and counter-intuitive. The connections from various software security controls and SDLC behaviors to vulnerability outcomes and breaches are far more complicated than we ever imagined.

This is exactly the kind of research the application security industry must gather in order to advance the state-of-the-art. To cost-effectively make applications and websites measurably more secure.

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Jeremiah Grossman

Founder, WhiteHat Security
Jeremiah Grossman is the Founder and iCEO of WhiteHat Security, where he sets overall company vision and oversees day to day operations. Over the last decade, Mr. Grossman has written dozens of articles, white papers, and is a published author. His work has been featured in the... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Salon 4 (5th Floor Ballroom) NY Marriott Marquis

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