Consensus Audit Guidelines (CAG) CAG’s Three Guiding Principles: Defenses must address most damaging attack activities. Defenses should be automated where possible, and periodically or continuously measured. Activities should produce a more consistent defense Twenty critical controls comprise the SANS-CAG.
Real-Time Auditing for SANS Consensus Audit Guidelines (CAG) 7.) Application Software Security Control Application software that is developed in-house must be developed in a manner to limit the possibility of vulnerabilities from programming errors that have been identified as common causes of security exposures. Third party libraries or other software that are used in the development process must be scanned to ensure they do not contain known vulnerabilities.
CWE 2009/SANS 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Most of these errors are not well understood by programmers; their avoidance is not widely taught by computer science programs; and their presence is frequently not tested by organizations. Protecting Your Web Apps: Two Big Mistakes, Input-validation and Output Filtering Code, and 12 Practical Tips to Avoid Them
Principles of Secure Development Application Security Maturity (ASM) Published by (IN)SECURE Magazine, Issue 21, 6/2009, p.71
Principles of Secure Development Mapped to Vulnerabilities
SafeCode - Fundamental Practices for Secure Development
Keep Web browsers, browser add-ons, and desktop software up to date. Always run the latest browser version.
Recommendations Test in-house Applications in AIM Environment Application Security Testing Tools: Nessus for Web Application Testing W3AF - Web Application Attack and Audit Framework Samurai Web Testing Framework OWASP Project: (CAL9000, OWASP Top 10, WebGoat) HPDevinspect, HPQAInspect, HPWebInspect