Author Archives: Matthias Rohr

About Matthias Rohr

Matthias Rohr, CISSP, CCSLP, CISM, CCSK, is Founder and CEO of Secodis GmbH. Matthias began working in this field in 2004 and is since a frequent speaker on international conferences, book author and an active OWASP constributor and recently published his first book. He lives and works in Hamburg / Germany.

Statistics on Web Application Security – It’s about Breaches!

The last year had been an interesting one for information security with a number of different studies and media coverage on (web) application security. So it’s worth looking a bit closer at that data. I will try to put these … Continue reading

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Agile Security & SecDevOps Touch Points

Agile software development has gotten more and more attention in the last couple of years. Not only internet startups or media agencies but also large companies from conservative business lines like automotive, banking, insurance and public sector more and more … Continue reading

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Create your own Web Security Standard in 60 Minutes

Security requirements for Web applications are vital because they are specifying what a team (e.g. a development team) has actually to do and what not. Many companies are however struggling with implementing such requirements for Web-based applications, at least consisting … Continue reading

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An Organizational View on Application Security

When it comes to integrating application security into an (especially large) organization, we often experience a bunch of practical problems and frustration. In the end, a lot of money may have been spend, but little or no improvement to the … Continue reading

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Microsofts New Threat Modeling Tool

A week ago I had the pleasure of giving a speach at OWASP AppSec EU in Rome on the new Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2016 that came out last November and is still available for free. The Threat Modeling Tool … Continue reading

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Automating DAST Scans with Jenkins, Arachni & ThreadFix

I’m often asked how security tests can be automated with non-commercial tools, e.g. triggered by a Jenkins build. Therefore I decided to write this post, to give you a bit of understanding which tools you can use and what you … Continue reading

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IAST: A New Approach for Agile Security Testing

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) tools such as Fortify, Veracode, Checkmarx or IBM App Scan Source Edition have been available on the market now for a while. All of them have their specific pros and cons. But there are certain … Continue reading

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Additional Object Security with UUIDs

One of the most critical vulnerabilities a Web application can have is an insecure direct object reference. Such vulnerability normaly exists due to an (usually database) object id that an user can directly access and manipulate (and!) that is not … Continue reading

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Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing 2014

One publication that usually became a lot of attention in the application security market is of course Gartner’s magic quadrant. A new one for Application Security Testing (that is confusingly abbreviated with “AST”, a term that in software anylysis usually … Continue reading

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Automatic Testing for Security Headers

Today, performing unit tests has become a standard in many development teams for automatically performing various tests on code (e.g. as a compulsory part of the build process). Especially in agile development, the existence, completeness and quality of such tests … Continue reading

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