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DevelopSec: Developing Security Awareness

Sep 18, 2017

We talk about cross-site scripting (XSS) all the time, but often overlook the ability to use javascript: in anchor tags.  James talks about this unique ability and how to protect your applications from it. 

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Aug 23, 2017

We use a lot of platforms and frameworks when we develop an application. These platforms may provide security features, but do you know which ones? James talks about the importance of understanding your platforms and what to consider.

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Jul 31, 2017

James talks about the risk of USB thumb drives and their risk using the recent BCBS marketing campaign as an example. (http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/privacy-security/bcbs-alabama-re-evaluates-usb-marketing-campaign-amid-security-concerns).  

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Jul 24, 2017

James talks about a recent vulnerability report regarding MySpace's Account Recovery system (https://www.wired.com/story/myspace-security-account-takeover/).  He talks about considerations around account recovery and the need to revisit this type of functionality on a regular basis.

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Jul 7, 2017

In this episode, James talks about Interactive Application Security Testing, or IAST. It is a sort of hybrid approach that is similar to both dynamic and static analysis. Listen in to learn more about it.

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