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Posted originally on November 14 by Dave Farrow, Senior Director, Information Security at Barracuda Networks.
Today our CEO, Casey Ellis, and founder and attorney at Cipher Law, James Denaro stepped on stage at AppSecUSA 2016 to talk about the logistics and legalities of bug bounties. They talked through some of the most common concerns people have about bug bounties and discussed both ways to address those concerns, as well as implement liability controls.
XSS-Fatigue: Realities and Pitfalls
Cross-Site Scripting was ‘discovered’ in 1999, and since then, has appeared in just about every ‘top-ten most common vulnerabilities’ list. The frequency and longevity of XSS in headlines, POCs and vulnerability databases over the past 10+ years have thrown us into ‘XSS-fatigue.’ In our own annual report this year, we reported that of all vulnerabilities submitted through Bugcrowd programs, over 25% were classified as XSS. In this post, we’ll explore the idea of XSS-fatigue, why XSS bugs are still so prevalent, and some examples in which XSS were incredibly high impact, proving that XSS-fatigue is founded not in quality, but perception.
“Be the thriving global community that drives visibility and evolution in the safety and security of the world’s software.” In keeping with their mission statement, OWASP has adopted the bug bounty model, tapping into the broader community of global security researchers to secure their defender libraries and open source projects. Since June of this year, they have launched bug bounty programs for four OWASP open source projects:
Earlier today we joined Jake Kouns, CISO of Risk Based Security, and Christine Gadsby, Director of Product Security at BlackBerry for a guest webcast. They gave their Black Hat 2016 talk ‘OSS Security Maturity: Time to Put on Your Big Boy Pants’ which analyzes the real risks of using OSS and the best way to manage its use within your organization.
A few weeks ago we launched a very exciting program, and now that it’s well underway, wanted to give a huge shout out to the awesome organization making it happen. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is not only the authority on most things application security but a phenomenal open source organization that is constantly trying new things, evolving and innovating the application security landscape.
At the beginning of this year we released our ‘Defensive Vulnerability Pricing Model’ that answers the question “what’s a bug worth?”. This guide outlines how much organizations should budget for crowdsourced security programs, and what reward ranges attract the right talent. In short, this guide, informed by tens of thousands of vulnerability submissions and years of running public and private crowdsourced security programs, set the first market rates for security vulns by criticality, and now organizations are beginning to adopt this guidance.