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Presentation I just finished creating for Denim Group, my clients new vulnerability management platform launch.. we\'ve gotten over 10 articles so far and several analyst quotes!

Presentation I just finished creating for Denim Group, my clients new vulnerability management platform launch.. we\'ve gotten over 10 articles so far and several analyst quotes!


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  • 1. A Powerful Vulnerability Management Platform That Simplifies Secure Application Development & Delivery© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - -All Rights Reserved© Copyright 2012 Denim Group All Rights Reserved
  • 2. Denim Group Overview • Secure software services and products company – Builds secure software – Helps organizations assess and mitigate risk of existing software – Provides e-Learning and classroom training so clients can build secure software • Software-centric view of application security – Application security experts are practicing developers delivering a rare combination of expertise in today’s industry – Development pedigree translates to rapport with development managers – Business impact: shorter time-to-fix application vulnerabilities • Culture of application security innovation and contribution – Remediation Resource Center – Released Sprajax & CSRF publicly – OWASP national leaders & regular speakers at RSA, OWASP, ISSA, CSI© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 1
  • 3. The Facts • Founded in 2001 with almost 60 employees currently • Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas • Profitable since inception • Customer base spans Fortune 500 • Deep penetration in Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, Healthcare and Defense market sectors • Offers unique service blend of Software Development, Application Security and Developer Education • Contributes to industry best practices through the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) • Consecutively honored as an Inc. Magazine 5000 Fastest Growing Company for five years© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 2
  • 4. Executive Team • John Dickson – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Master in Bus. Admin – Hands-on experience with network security, intrusion detection systems and software security – Honorary commander of the 67th Network Warfare Wing, which organizes, trains and equips cyberspace forces to conduct network defense, attack and exploitation. – Former U.S. Air Force officer • Dan Cornell – Over 12 years architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems – Leads Denim Group’s technology team overseeing methodology and project execution – Also heads Denim Group’s application security research team – Holds B.S. and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity University • Sheridan Chambers – Responsible for facilities, administration, finance, sales, marketing, and client services. – Previously held P&L responsibility for Rare Medium where he managed his office to over $1.5 million per month in billings with a 60% net margin -- the highest in the company. – Recognized as North Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year, one of the San Antonio Business Journals Top 40 Under 40, San Antonio Business Journal 2011 Top CFO, and as a Texas Monthly "30 Multimedia Whizzes Under 30"© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 3
  • 5. The Problem • Application security testing typically uses automated static and dynamic test results as well as manual testing results to assess the security of an application • Each test delivers results in different formats • Different test platforms also can describe the same flaws differently, creating multiple duplications • Security teams end up using spreadsheets to keep track manually • It is extremely difficult to prioritize the severity of flaws as a result • Software development teams receive unmanageable reports and only a small portion of the flaws get fixed© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 4
  • 6. The Result • Application vulnerabilities persist in applications – The average number of serious vulnerabilities found per website per year is 79 – The average number of days a website is exposed to at least one serious vulnerability is 231 days – The overall percentage of serious vulnerabilities that are fixed annually is only 63% • Part of that problem is there is no easy way for the security team and application development teams to work together on these issues • Remediation quickly becomes an overwhelming project • Trending reports that track the number of reduced vulnerabilities are impossible to create Sources: https://www.whitehatsec.com/assets/WPstats_summer12_12th.pdf , pages 2 & 3 http://www.veracode.com/reports (registration required)© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 5
  • 7. Introducing ThreadFix • An open source software vulnerability aggregation and management system • Imports dynamic, static and manual testing results into a centralized platform • Removes duplicate findings across all testing platforms to provide an easy to prioritize list of security faults • Eases communication across development, security and QA teams • Exports the prioritized list into the company’s bug tracker of choice to streamline software remediation efforts • Auto generates web application firewall rules to protect corporate data while the software vulnerability is being fixed • Empowers managers with vulnerability trending reports that can pinpoint team issues and illustrate application security progress© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 6
  • 8. ThreadFix Consolidates reports so managers can speak intelligently about the status and trends of security within their organization© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 7
  • 9. • Pulls in static and dynamic results Vulnerability Import • Eliminates duplicate results • Allows for results to be grouped© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 8
  • 10. Real-Time Protection Virtual patching helps protect organizations during remediation© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 9
  • 11. • ThreadFix can connect to common defect trackers Defect Tracking • Defects can be created for developers Integration • Work can continue uninterrupted© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 10
  • 12. Product Demonstration© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - -All Rights Reserved© Copyright 2012 Denim Group All Rights Reserved
  • 13. The Dashboard • Lists all the development teams in the organization including number of apps for each team and a summary of the security status of those apps. • Clicking on a team reveals the details on the apps that team is working on.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 12
  • 14. Viewing The Applications By Team • Now all of the applications managed by the eCommerce team are revealed. • The security analyst now wants to upload new vulnerability scan data for the "Replacement Part Auctions" application and clicks on that link.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 13
  • 15. Fixing an eCommerce Team “Auction” Application – • Vulnerability data from AppScan, Arachani, Netsparker and W3af scans are uploaded into ThreadFix.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 14
  • 16. Large Range of Tool Compatibility© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 15
  • 17. Compatible Tool Categories Dynamic Scanners Static Scanners Burp Suite HP Fortify SCA HP WebInspect Microsoft CAT.NET IBM Rational AppScan FindBugs Mavituna Security Netsparker Ounce IBM Security AppScan Source Tenable Nessus Acunetix SaaS Testing Platforms OWASP Zed Attack Proxy WhiteHat Arachni Veracode Skipfish QualysGuard WAS 2.0 Defect Trackers IDS/IPS and WAF Mozilla Bugzilla F5 Atlassian JIRA Deny All Snort mod_security Imperva© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 16
  • 18. The ThreadFix Consolidation  All of the vulnerability scans have been aggregated into ThreadFix providing a centralized view of the security status of the Auction application.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 17
  • 19. Web Application Firewall Rules Are Generated • ThreadFix now uses the vulnerability data to automatically generate additional Web Application Firewall (WAF) “virtual patch” rules designed to protect those specific applications and their vulnerabilities. • Since the additional WAF rules are created based on real vulnerabilities, they greatly strengthen the protection offered by the firewall system.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 18
  • 20. Protecting the Application While It Is Vulnerable • The WAF and Intrusion Detection Systems use the ThreadFix generated “virtual patch” rules to isolate application attacks. • The ThreadFix user can analyze this attack data to further fine-tune the WAF to actively block application exploit attempts while the application is being fixed. • Applications are susceptible to fewer risks as a result.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 19
  • 21. Attack Data Is Also Aggregated in ThreadFix • The attack data is also imported into ThreadFix to present a more complete picture of the organization’s security profile.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 20
  • 22. The Negotiations Begin • The ThreadFix aggregated data report for the Auction application provides the basis needed to decide what is to be fixed and by who • The security analyst and the eCommerce development team leader use the report which includes both vulnerability and attack data to decide which vulnerabilities will get fixed and which vulnerabilities represent an acceptable risk to the organization • Next, the two team leaders agree on how to best package the targeted vulnerabilities for the development team – By type (i.e. Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities because it’s more efficient to fix a class of vulnerabilities regardless of where they are located in the application.) – By developer (i.e. Joe created the user interface and is the only developer that knows how to work in that part of the application) – By severity (i.e. the critical vulnerabilities that need to be fixed now.) – Or any combination of the above© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 21
  • 23. Agreeing On The Workload • An example of bundling the Critical Severity identified vulnerabilities into a single defect to prioritize the remediation of the application.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 22
  • 24. The Defect Tracking System • The security analyst exports vulnerabilities with Critical Severity to the Defect Tracking System which is Bugzilla in this example. • The eCommerce development team then uses Bugzilla to keep track of the outstanding bugs and management tasks still to be done.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 23
  • 25. Vulnerabilities Now Become Defects • All the vulnerabilities to be fixed are packaged in a manner that makes sense to the development team’s work process. • These vulnerabilities, which are now recognized as defects to software developers, are transferred to Bugzilla, the platform the development team is used to using.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 24
  • 26. The Defect Categories & Status Inside of ThreadFix • At the same time, the security analyst can see all of the open vulnerabilities as well as the defects they are linked to. • Currently none of the bugs have been resolved by the development team.First DefectSecond DefectThird Defect © Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 25
  • 27. A Defect (Security Vulnerability) Is Fixed (Or is it?) • The developers look into the bug containing the Critical vulnerabilities. • They work with representatives from security to resolve the issue and then mark the bug as fixed in Bugzilla.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 26
  • 28. Bugzilla Updates Are Synchronized With ThreadFix • When a ThreadFix update is performed, Bugzilla’s developer notes regarding bug status are synchronized with ThreadFix • The security team then performs additional scans to confirm that the bugs have, indeed, been fixed.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 27
  • 29. Trending Reports Help Improve Quality By repeating this process over time, the security teams can start to collect trending data about vulnerabilities as well as statistics of how long it is taking to resolve security issues.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 28
  • 30. ThreadFix Feature Summary • Vulnerability Import – Imports dynamic, static and manual testing results from a variety of sources (both commercial and freely-available scanning tools as well as SaaS testing providers) – Correlates and normalizes application vulnerabilities across different sources • Defect Tracking Integration – Allows application security teams to group vulnerabilities into individual defects • Real-Time Protection Generation – Virtual patching provides protection while code-level fixes are in development – Application-specific rules based upon identified vulnerabilities • Application Portfolio Management – Tracks security status of applications across the enterprise – Enables critical communication with developers in tools they are already using • Maturity Evaluation – Store and report on software security program progress – Benchmarks security improvement against industry standards© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 29
  • 31. ThreadFix Benefits • Reduces the time required to fix vulnerable applications. • Dramatically simplifies the effort required • Compares the relative performance and test coverage of application vulnerability scanning technologies. • Provides centralized visibility into current security state of applications as well as trending • Facilitates communication between security analysts and development teams • Provides enterprise-wide software security metrics in support of benchmarking and budget justification efforts • No licensing fees • Open community support© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 30
  • 32. ThreadFix Target Markets • Organizations with multiple application scanning technologies – There is no method to easily compile reports from multiple sources, both paid and open source, onto a central vulnerability management platform • Large organizations with multiple teams and divisions – Teams can all upload reports to ThreadFix for visibility into the workflow. • Organizations looking to improve their development process – ThreadFix creates trending reports and tracks vulnerability coverage to show maturation over periods of time. • Organizations who have deployed IDS/IPS or WAF technologies – Protects organization during remediation efforts • CSO, CISO, VP of Security – ThreadFix delivers near real-time status reports in minutes that consolidate all testing and remediation activities.© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 31
  • 33. Where to Get ThreadFix • Go to http://code.google.com/p/threadfix/ and download the zip file. • Click on the Threadfix.bat icon in Windows, or, in Linux, navigate to the folder and execute bash threadfix.sh. • Go on the wiki and open the “Getting Started” file for more step by step directions. • For more information, go to http://www.denimgroup.com/threadfix© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 32
  • 34. Contact Information John B. Dickson, CISSP Dan Cornell Robin Lutchansky Principal Principal and CTO Public Relations john@denimgroup.com dan@denimgroup.com robinl@lcomm.com Twitter @johnbdickson Twitter @danielcornell Twitter @Lcomm (210) 572-4400 (210) 572-4400 (408) 607-7118 www.denimgroup.com www.threadstrong.com blog.denimgroup.com© Copyright 2012 Denim Group - All Rights Reserved 33

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