[Owasp-topten] Released: OWASP Top 10 – 2017

Bauer, John JBauer at sjm.com
Mon Apr 10 19:38:56 UTC 2017

Some quick thoughts about RC1. I’m happy to see the “Insufficient Attack Protection” category however I think the “Underprotected APIs” category could be rolled into that and called out and logging be moved to its own category. I would suggest adding something like “A10 – Insufficient Monitoring/Logging”. I’ve been deploying and managing Web Application Firewalls (WAF) for the past 6 years and discovered early on that all events from WAFs should be logged, indefinitely. When something like XSS is discovered the client and management will always ask, “Was this ever exploited?”. The ability to search past events and answer the hard questions is invaluable. I would recommend, log all requests, headers and parameters if possible as well as application logs. Logging and monitoring is already called out in many standards; the lack of adequate monitoring and logging is a serious issue and widespread especially where regulations might not apply.


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John Bauer

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