As a vulnerability scanning software we have to constantly develop to keep up with the latest threats and updates. Recently we removed support for the X-XSS-Protection header.
This was a lot of fun. Ask a DevSecOps engineer “how do I screw up my website security?” and you better take a seat, because the answer will take a while. In short there are lots of ways your security can go wrong. Some mistakes are more critical than others and while many of the pitfalls are widely known, nothing stays still - new vulnerabilities are discovered each day.
If you are not a developer, some of these issues may be too technical, some basic starting points would be HTTP vs HTTPs, we have also written a piece on the cyber security basics. This is also only a distilled version, if you have any other ways to screw up your website security please let me know, I'd love to hear!
Sonatypes annual research “2020 State of the software supply chain” uncovers lots of great insights into the open source world. Open source is such a huge part of modern development that the headline stat of 430% increase year on year of attacks targeting open source projects should be a wake up call for all developers.
In light of some of recent high-profile attacks; We wanted to share some basic cyber security tips for business of all sizes and provide a simple checklist so that you can audit your company’s cyber security strategy.