This week on the Application Security News, Mike Shema, Matt Alderman and John Kinsella cover the following news stories: Policy and Disclosure: 2020 Edition, A look back & forward for bug bounties over the past decade, 4 Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customers, Exploit Fully Breaks SHA-1, Lowers the Attack Bar, The Open Source Licence Debate: Comprehension Consternations & Stipulation Frustrations, Synopsys Buys Tinfoil, and Rotate Your Amazon RDS, Aurora, and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) Certificates.

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Application News

Featured Flaws & Big Breaches
Cloud, Code & Controls
  • 4 Ring Employees Fired For Spying on Customers reminds us that insider threats must be part of our product security threat models. It's also a callback to the "end-to-end security -- lifecycle protection" principle of privacy by design; enforce access controls and monitor and audit access to collected data.
Learning & Tools
Food for Thought


[caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]John Kinsella John Kinsella - Vice President of Container Security[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Matt Alderman Matt Alderman - CEO[/caption] [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="120"]Mike Shema Mike Shema - Product Security Lead[/caption]



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