Recorded February 10, 2020 at G-Unit Studios in Rhode Island!
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Interview: Shaun Lamb, Guardsquare
JShaun Lamb works as a Principle Application Security Architect at SAS Institute where he focuses on application, API, and container security. With a background in web application development, he strives to design solutions that make it easy for developers and administrators to apply security controls. Shaun holds a CSSLP and has presented at conferences such as:
- Triangle InfoSeCon (https://www.triangleinfosecon.com/)
- All Things Open (https://allthingsopen.org/) and will be presenting at InfoSec World (https://www.infosecworldusa.com/2020/conference-program) in March.
Mitigating at Design Time
- Discuss strategies for how best to design applications so they are "secure by default" and have fewer incidents and vulnerabilities.
- How DevOp or DevSecOps positively changes the relationship between security and development/operations including: the application design process, security testing, and security education programs.
- The security impact of applications moving to a microservices based architecture running on Docker/Kubernetes and the role of an API Gateway.
Flaws, Breaches, & Threats
- Critical Security Flaw Found in WhatsApp Desktop Platform Allowing Cybercriminals Read From The File System Access
- Dropbox bug bounty program has paid out over $1,000,000. It's not exactly a goal of programs to reach payout milestones quickly, but it is good to see this kind of information sharing in addition to awarding researchers.
Cloud, Code & Controls
- Report Pins Cloud Security Woes on Flawed DevOps Processes. This doesn't mean infrastructure as code is flawed, just that writing any code is prone to flaws and DevOps teams must have automation and processes to minimize and find mistakes.
Learning & Tools
- Ghost in the shell: Investigating web shell attacks. Appsec doesn't end once you've deployed your code, you need to monitor it and respond to events.
Food for Thought
- An Incident Impacting your Account Identity from Twitter, which highlights yet another type of API abuse that must be addressed by more than just following top 10 lists.
- Some Google Photos videos in ‘Takeout’ backups were sent to strangers last November, which shows how data access controls must be in place throughout the lifetime of data.