www.pcsafety.in   [email_address]   SS 14 th  June 2008 Do Startups Need to Worry about Security ? Or Why Will Anyone Hack...
www.pcsafety.in   [email_address]   SS 14 th  June 2008 Do Startups Need to Worry about Security ? YES, and here is why. T...
www.pcsafety.in  akash@pcsafety.in  SS 14 th  June 2008 But how is this relevant to my startup ? <ul><li>Do you have a web...
www.pcsafety.in  akash@pcsafety.in  SS 14 th  June 2008 <ul><li>For bandwidth to host and serve malware. </li></ul><ul><li...
www.pcsafety.in  akash@pcsafety.in  SS 14 th  June 2008 <ul><li>Educate developers to follow secure coding principals.  </...
www.pcsafety.in  akash@pcsafety.in  SS 14 th  June 2008 But why, what is the point ?  <ul><li>Loosing trust on line can be...
www.pcsafety.in  akash@pcsafety.in  SS 14 th  June 2008 <ul><li>Been working on Info Sec domain for the past 3 years.  </l...
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  1. 1. www.pcsafety.in [email_address] SS 14 th June 2008 Do Startups Need to Worry about Security ? Or Why Will Anyone Hack My Servers ?
  2. 2. www.pcsafety.in [email_address] SS 14 th June 2008 Do Startups Need to Worry about Security ? YES, and here is why. Three recent headlines <ul><li>Web infection attacks more than 100,000 pages [ theregister.co.uk on 24 th April 2008 ] </li></ul><ul><li>Drive-by download attack compromises 500,000 websites [ channelregister.co.uk on 13 th May 2008 ] </li></ul><ul><li>Hackers 'seeding' legitimate websites. A 220% increase in Web-based malware [ vunet.com on 9th June 2008] </li></ul>
  3. 3. www.pcsafety.in akash@pcsafety.in SS 14 th June 2008 But how is this relevant to my startup ? <ul><li>Do you have a web application as your interface to the end user? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you letting your users add content to the web app ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you trusting your users to be always benign ? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you want to serve malware unknowingly ? </li></ul><ul><li>Do your developers understand XSS, CSRF & SQL injection ? </li></ul>Do Startups Need to Worry about Security ?
  4. 4. www.pcsafety.in akash@pcsafety.in SS 14 th June 2008 <ul><li>For bandwidth to host and serve malware. </li></ul><ul><li>To add one line of extra code to download trojans. </li></ul><ul><li>To use your site as a conduit while performing other attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Because on the web bad guys trade hosting space as currency. </li></ul><ul><li>Because some script kiddie is learning how to do all this </li></ul>Why Will Anyone Hack My Servers ?
  5. 5. www.pcsafety.in akash@pcsafety.in SS 14 th June 2008 <ul><li>Educate developers to follow secure coding principals. </li></ul><ul><li>Add security testing as an integral part of app testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Making sure the testing covers OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities. </li></ul>So what exactly can we do about this ?
  6. 6. www.pcsafety.in akash@pcsafety.in SS 14 th June 2008 But why, what is the point ? <ul><li>Loosing trust on line can be a death knell for a startup. </li></ul><ul><li>Legally you are responsible for what is on your website. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping yourself secure makes good business sense anyway </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.pcsafety.in akash@pcsafety.in SS 14 th June 2008 <ul><li>Been working on Info Sec domain for the past 3 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with CDAC Bangalore securing their web and email servers. </li></ul><ul><li>Bootstrapped End Point Security and IDS teams for StillSecure </li></ul><ul><li>Flying Solo from 1 st of July to help companies with Info Security </li></ul><ul><li>You have any questions about security come talk to me. </li></ul>So what is my angle ? Why am I telling you all this ? BLOG / WEBSITE www.pcsafety.in [email_address]
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