Risk-based Security Technical Debt Reduction: When everything’s important, nothing gets done
While engineers are increasingly aware of security requirements, in many organizations security remains the responsibility of “those security people” and is not tightly integrated into the development cycle. Productivity and feature goals can result in engineers focusing on deployment rather than on fixing non-critical security issues or on building security into a product, resulting in an increase of security technical debt. Attackers eagerly exploit the vulnerabilities lying in the security technical debt pile. Organizations can benefit from risk-based practices for shrinking this debt. This talk will present two research projects in which risk is being used to prioritize security mitigations. The first project is focused on reducing secrets and credentials that have been checked into a code base. The second project relates to the prioritization of patching the continuous onslaught of vulnerable components and libraries that comprise a product.
Sun 28 JunDisplayed time zone: (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time change
15:30 - 16:15
|Risk-based Security Technical Debt Reduction: When everything’s important, nothing gets done|
Laurie Williams North Carolina State University