SEWORKS-blog_banner.png

App Security Insights

Cybersecurity: What Every CEO and CFO Should Know

May 29, 2018 / by Guest Author — Originally written by Melissa Lin, Finance blog editor for TopTal posted in Cyber Breach, Mobile Application Security, cybercrime, cybersecurity

1 Comment

*This article was originally written by Melissa Lin for TopTal

"Think of [cybersecurity] more as safety and security in roads and cars. The car hasn’t really changed in the last 30 years, but a lot of security is built in, and it’s not sexy until the moment it saves your life. You’ve got bits that are hidden – airbags – and bits there to remind you to be safe like seatbelts…Some of it is about good behaviour and good attitude, some of it is about physical security to remind you there is a risk, and some of it is baked in to save you.”
– Sian John, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at Symantec

We’ll admit it. Cybersecurity isn’t sexy. However, in today’s digital age, cybersecurity has become increasingly critical for large corporations and small startups alike. Today, the stakes are higher than ever, as “every company has become a tech company.” Technology has become more than a supplement to a company’s operations, and in many cases, the assets living on their network are their core operations. This is compounded by the fact that hacks are becoming commonplace due to the rise of mobile usage and internet of things, as well as the growing ecosystem of cybercriminals.

Read More

Our Effort To Comply With GDPR

May 24, 2018 / by SEWORKS team posted in Mobile Application Security, web application security, cybersecurity, GDPR

0 Comments


Tomorrow, May 25th, 2018, is the day the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in EU becomes in effect.

Even though this is an EU policy, it globally sets a new bar for user data protection. The original EU legislation (the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive) only governed entities within the EU. However, the sheer scope of the GDPR is far more extensive in that it also refers to non-EU businesses who either, A) market products to people in the EU or who, B) monitor the behavior of people in the EU.

Read More

10 Most Common Web Security Vulnerabilities

Apr 17, 2018 / by Guest Author - Originally written by Gergely Karman at TopTal posted in Hacking Threats, Security Breach, Security, Application Security, common web vulnerabilities, web apps

0 Comments

*This article was originally written by Gergely Karman at TopTal

For all too many companies, it’s not until after a security breach has occurred that web security best practices become a priority. During my years working as an IT Security professional, I have seen time and time again how obscure the world of web development security issues can be to so many of my fellow programmers.

An effective approach to web security threats must, by definition, be proactive and defensive. Toward that end, this post is aimed at sparking a security mindset, hopefully injecting the reader with a healthy dose of paranoia.

In particular, this guide focuses on 10 common and significant web security pitfalls to be aware of, including recommendations on how they can be mitigated. The focus is on the Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), an international, non-profit organization whose goal is to improve software security across the globe.

Read More