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Leonard Basse

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What exactly is ... Cross-Site Scripting?

Apr 4, 2019 3:01:55 PM / by Leonard Basse posted in VulnerabilityAssessment

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The number of serious vulnerabilities per web application is rising each year. Often developers also have to tackle vulnerabilities that they've never seen before. These Zero Day attacks are the reason why development teams need to proactively search for vulnerabilities within their web application before releasing new features to the public.

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How to choose and implement a great vulnerability assessment tool

Feb 18, 2019 6:41:00 PM / by Leonard Basse posted in SecurityManagement

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the project of web application security will never be truly finished!

The sheer range of solutions when it comes to web application security can be intimidating for CISOs, Development Managers or basically anyone dealing with vulnerable web applications.

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How you can generate a positive ROI through web application security

Jan 28, 2019 8:55:00 AM / by Leonard Basse posted in SecurityManagement

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The fact, that Cyber Crime is a serious threat and is becoming more and more costly and dangerous for companies is widely known by now. Most companies know, that cyber security is an issue, however the annual revenue of cyber crime still exceeds the investments in cyber security.

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How all organisations can learn from the hacking attack on politicians & public figures

Jan 15, 2019 8:38:00 AM / by Leonard Basse posted in SecurityManagement

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Politicians seem to enjoy the new ways of communication they can have through the internet. Communication is no longer a one way street from politicians to the public but more of a town hall meeting where everyone is invited to share their opinion. Of course this is mostly good, but this virtual proximity doesn’t come without downside risk.

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The 5 Stages of a Data Breach

Nov 13, 2018 11:11:00 AM / by Leonard Basse posted in SecurityManagement

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According to the 2018 Global Risk Report the World Economic Forum released this year, Cyberattacks are amongst the Top 5 Risks for Global Stability in terms of Likelihood and Impact. A data breach caused by a cyber attack can indeed have an incredible impact on any country, corporation or business owner.

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The 6 most important web vulnerabilities that managers need to take care of

Sep 28, 2018 11:04:00 AM / by Leonard Basse posted in SecurityManagement

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The world of IT security can get confusing with all the different vulnerabilities, exploits and newly emerging trends. In this article we summarise and shortly explain the top 6 most important web vulnerabilities that managers need to be aware of and tackle on a constant basis.

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7 Signs that your Website has been hacked

Jul 26, 2018 10:53:00 AM / by Leonard Basse

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The times when hacking attacks were unusual and only happened to big companies are over. Hacking private people and small or medium-sized companies has become a lucrative environment for many people with sufficient IT knowledge. That is why hacking is an issue facing almost everybody in the modern world. Often companies recognize the problem when it’s already too late and valuable data (or even money) is lost. I’d like to show you how you can detect that your website has been hacked and what you can do to prevent such vulnerabilities.

 

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5 Takeaways for Start-ups from CEBIT 2018

Jun 22, 2018 12:01:00 PM / by Leonard Basse posted in Events

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“The first CEBIT of a new era” as Oliver Frese (Member of the Board of Deutsche Messe AG) called it. A pretty bold statement in advance of one of the biggest IT trade fairs.

Did the CEBIT hold up to that promise? What did we learn this year? Our takeaways from this year’s CEBIT!

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