An Introduction to the Digital Black Market, or as also known, the Dark Web

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - by Alex Baker

Have you ever wondered about what happens in the digital black market, or as better known the dark web? Do you know how easy it is for someone who does not have any security experience to buy a tool that can find vulnerabilities in websites and exploit them automatically? Read this article for more detailed information of how the dark web evolved and about the things you and anyone else can do with just a little bit of money. Read More

Using Netsparker To Comply With The OWASP Application Security Verification Standard When Developing Web Applications

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Alex Baker

The OWASP Application Security Verification Standard is a set of standards developed by OWASP to help developers write more secure code and web applications. This article explains how an automated web application security scanner such as Netsparker can help you comply with OWASP ASVS and develop more secure web applications. Read More

PCI Compliance - The Good, The Bad, and The Insecure

Category: Web Security Readings - Last Updated: Mon, 22 May 2017 - by Alex Baker

In this first part of a two part article about PCI compliance and web application security, the author looks into the history of compliance, rules and regulations and explores the common shortcomings of such rules. The author also explains why there are such shortcomings and explains that by being compliant, does not necessarily mean having secure web applications. Read More