Crea%ng	  Secure	  Apps	  for	  Social	  Media	  Tyler	  Browning	  	  Director	  –	  Agency	  Development	  at	  BlueModu...
What does Internet security mean?
Security for social media is…  Data	  Security	  –	  Man,	  this	  is	  it’s	  own	  topic.	    Understanding	  poten%al	 ...
Say yes to social apps. Say yes to security andincorporate the following into yourdevelopment. Applica%on	                ...
Oh, data, your crazy.Securing	  a	  Database	                                                                    Securing	...
Thinking like a hacker.                               Where	  are	  the	  Understand	  the	                               ...
Why NOT to eff with the privacy policy."Without	  a	  privacy	  policy	  to	  review,	  consumers	                        ...
Case studies.
"It	  would	  appear	  that	  security	  experts	  are	  not	  expertly	  secured,"	  Anonymous	  wrote.	                 ...
Lessons from the HB Gary Case Study•  If you are not managing the security, know the   firm or person and understand their...
"...this is a scary privacy issue. I can find the name of     pretty much every person on Facebook...Once I have     the n...
Lessons from the Facebook Case Study•  Understand the security practice around social   platforms like Facebook.•  Privacy...
Thank	  you	  for	  the	  opportunity.	  Tyler	  Browning	  @tylerbrowning	  tbrowning@bluemodus.com	  hZp://www.linkedin....
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Social media is a new marketing currency for brands. That much is certain. Brands can engage directly with consumers in real-time allowing for the collection of unprecedented amount of data on the customer. This data is increasingly powerful to brands, their agencies, their customers and unfortunately, the unscrupulous among us. Hopefully, someone is thinking about security.

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Creating Secure Social Applications

  1. 1. Crea%ng  Secure  Apps  for  Social  Media  Tyler  Browning    Director  –  Agency  Development  at  BlueModus  –  A  Technology  Agency  
  2. 2. What does Internet security mean?
  3. 3. Security for social media is… Data  Security  –  Man,  this  is  it’s  own  topic.   Understanding  poten%al  data  exposure   Firewalls   Privacy   Password  Security   Risk  Assessment   Code  Review   Thinking  like  a  hacker  
  4. 4. Say yes to social apps. Say yes to security andincorporate the following into yourdevelopment. Applica%on   Risk   Test  Cases  Requirements   Assessment   Security  &   Code  Review   development   Firewall!!!   placed  together  
  5. 5. Oh, data, your crazy.Securing  a  Database   Securing  User’s  Data   Password  Security   Securing  your   What  data  do   Educate  the  user   server.   you  have  on  the   on  password   Protect  the  data.     user?   security.   Protect  the   How  is  data   Understand  how   system.   being  managed?   secure  the  user   Who  has  access   is  with  their   Perimeter   data.   firewall.   to  the  user  ID   and  other  user   Internal  firewall.   data?  
  6. 6. Thinking like a hacker. Where  are  the  Understand  the   Educa%ng  the   vulnerabili%es  in   data.   user.   the  applica%on?   Making  the  case   How  sensi%ve  is   for  complex  +   SQL  injec%on?   the  data?   unique   passwords.   What  can  a   Rainbow  Table?   Pos%ng  sensi%ve   criminal  do  with   data.   the  data?  
  7. 7. Why NOT to eff with the privacy policy."Without  a  privacy  policy  to  review,  consumers   Andy  Hatch  may  not  have  the  ability  to  understand  and  control  the  use  of  their  personal  data  by  the  Apps,”  –  MediaPost  News   Nearly  three-­‐quarters  of  the  most  popular   mobile  apps  lack  even  a  basic  privacy  policy,   according  to  a  new  survey  by  the  Future  of   Privacy  Forum.  
  8. 8. Case studies.
  9. 9. "It  would  appear  that  security  experts  are  not  expertly  secured,"  Anonymous  wrote.   hZp://bit.ly/iUU0TS    
  10. 10. Lessons from the HB Gary Case Study•  If you are not managing the security, know the firm or person and understand their security practices.•  Security assumptions are very dangerous.•  Diverse passwords!•  Know your vulnerabilities and understand what will happen if your system is breached.•  Plan for a system breach.
  11. 11. "...this is a scary privacy issue. I can find the name of pretty much every person on Facebook...Once I have the name and URL of a user, I can view, by default, their picture, friends, information about them, and some other details…..hZp://bit.ly/m8pKvI     hZp://bit.ly/kDnMIC    
  12. 12. Lessons from the Facebook Case Study•  Understand the security practice around social platforms like Facebook.•  Privacy Policy!•  What data is open, closed and how could un- authorized folks access a users information.•  User ID’s are important to secure on some level.•  Security around available API’s.
  13. 13. Thank  you  for  the  opportunity.  Tyler  Browning  @tylerbrowning  tbrowning@bluemodus.com  hZp://www.linkedin.com/in/tylerbrowning  
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