The OWASP Top 10 has landed, and there are a few significant shifts.

For years, organizations around the world have used the OWASP Top 10 to guide them towards securing web applications, but as the threat landscape evolves and becomes increasingly sophisticated, is it enough?

The short answer is no. OWASP recognises that its Top 10 doesn’t necessarily reflect every important software vulnerability to be addressed and so should organizations. In the 2021 release the methodology selects 8 of the 10 categories from contributed, analysed data and the remaining 2 from a high level industry survey. It takes time to find new vulnerabilities and ways to effectively test them, and often tools used to detect flaws are configured to common vulnerabilities. Secure Code Warrior delves into the OWASP Top 10 to offer a perspective on what organizations should prioritize when building a software security program.

Whitepaper: Why developers need to go beyond the OWASP Top 10 for secure coding mastery

This white paper will dissect the new OWASP Top 10, including:

  • The impact of vulnerability categories vs. individual problems
  • Why architectural security is receiving renewed attention
  • The value of the OWASP Top 10 as a baseline, and why companies need to plan their own list of developer upskilling priorities
  • Why human-centered solutions for reducing vulnerabilities are a more holistic approach than tool-based defense
Presenters: Matias Madou, CTO, Secure Code Warrior; Aaron Bedra, Senior Software Engineer, DRW; Ben Focht, Cybersecurity Offensive Operations, Nelnet

While the OWASP Top 10 provides great guidance on the most common vulnerabilities, organizations must recognize that it’s not a silver bullet to eliminate all software security woes, or even the ones that could be the biggest threat to their business.

In this webinar, industry experts will offer a perspective on the OWASP Top 10 and how organizations should consider it in their software security programs to truly improve their security posture. We will discuss:

  • How do the changes to the OWASP Top 10 2021 reflect the state of software security?
  • What should organizations prioritize when building a software security program for their developer teams?
  • What developer-focused strategies should be considered outside of the OWASP Top 10?

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