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From the OWASP top 10(s) to the OWASP ASVS
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Some people are under the misconception that if they follow the OWASP top 10 that they will have secure applications. But in reality the OWASP Top Ten (and other top ten lists) are just the bare minimum for the sake of entry-level awareness. A more comprehensive understanding of Application Security is needed. This talk will review the OWASP Top Ten 2017 and the OWASP Top Ten Proactive Controls 2018 and compare them to a more comprehensive standard, the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) v3.1. OWASP's ASVS contains over 150 requirements that can provide a basis for testing web application technical security controls and also provide developers with a list of requirements for secure development in a fashion with much more nuance and detail than a top ten list! You cannot base a security program off a Top Ten list. You can base an AppSec program off of the ASVS.
Dr. Philippe De Ryck
Hi, I'm Philippe, and I help developers protect companies through better web security. As the founder of Pragmatic Web Security, I travel the world to teach practitioners the ins and outs of building secure software.
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