Measuring success

"Measuring success"

Who We Are

   metriQuality prepares companies for IT audits,  collecting required documentation, and implementing controls for information security and compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements.

How We Help

   By monitoring what your people and processes do,
we help to ensure compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements.

   By measuring resource utilization:

  Are your people working effectively?
  Are your projects and/or vendors delivering the results you expect?

What We Do

Policy Management   Write and review company policies and procedures

Compliance Controls   Monitor, assess, and improve compliance controls

Performance Management   Optimize business operations through performance audits

Security Awareness Training   Train and mentor staff for compliance and information security issues

Vendor Risk Management   Manage outsourced IT projects and third-party service providers

Vulnerability Assessments   Conduct security  assessments and  minimize risk exposure

Corporate Standards   Align corporate standards with generally accepted standards

Incident Response   Plan, coordinate, and respond to security incidents

 

OWASP

   The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a worldwide not-for-profit organization focused on improving the security of software. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks.

Why is this important to you?

Because application security must address the most common vulnerabilities which the OWASP Top 10 defines and provides guidance for remediating risks.

   metriQuality teaches application security to DevOps for mitigating risks associated with OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities.

OWASP Top 10

    The OWASP Top Ten is a powerful awareness document for web application security. The OWASP Top Ten represents a broad consensus from a wide variety of security experts about what the most critical web application security flaws are.

Injection flaws, such as SQL, OS, and LDAP injection occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query. The attacker’s hostile data can trick the interpreter into executing unintended commands or accessing data without proper authorization.

A2-Broken Authentication and Session Management

Application functions related to authentication and session management are often not implemented correctly, allowing attackers to compromise passwords, keys, or session tokens, or to exploit other implementation flaws to assume other users’ identities.

A3-Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)

XSS flaws occur whenever an application takes untrusted data and sends it to a web browser without proper validation or escaping. XSS allows attackers to execute scripts in the victim’s browser which can hijack user sessions, deface web sites, or redirect the user to malicious sites.

A4-Insecure Direct Object References

A direct object reference occurs when a developer exposes a reference to an internal implementation object, such as a file, directory, or database key. Without an access control check or other protection, attackers can manipulate these references to access unauthorized data.

A5-Security Misconfiguration

Good security requires having a secure configuration defined and deployed for the application, frameworks, application server, web server, database server, and platform. Secure settings should be defined, implemented, and maintained, as defaults are often insecure. Additionally, software should be kept up to date.

A6-Sensitive Data Exposure

Many web applications do not properly protect sensitive data, such as credit cards, tax IDs, and authentication credentials. Attackers may steal or modify such weakly protected data to conduct credit card fraud, identity theft, or other crimes. Sensitive data deserves extra protection such as encryption at rest or in transit, as well as special precautions when exchanged with the browser.

A7-Missing Function Level Access Control

Most web applications verify function level access rights before making that functionality visible in the UI. However, applications need to perform the same access control checks on the server when each function is accessed. If requests are not verified, attackers will be able to forge requests in order to access functionality without proper authorization.

A8-Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)

A CSRF attack forces a logged-on victim’s browser to send a forged HTTP request, including the victim’s session cookie and any other automatically included authentication information, to a vulnerable web application. This allows the attacker to force the victim’s browser to generate requests the vulnerable application thinks are legitimate requests from the victim.

A9-Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities

Components, such as libraries, frameworks, and other software modules, almost always run with full privileges. If a vulnerable component is exploited, such an attack can facilitate serious data loss or server takeover. Applications using components with known vulnerabilities may undermine application defenses and enable a range of possible attacks and impacts.

A10-Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards

Web applications frequently redirect and forward users to other pages and websites, and use untrusted data to determine the destination pages. Without proper validation, attackers can redirect victims to phishing or malware sites, or use forwards to access unauthorized pages.