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Return on investment for hackers

Declan O’Riordan, head of security testing, T&VS You’re a criminal. You want a good return on your investments. Actually I hope the former statement is false but expect the latter is probably true. When it comes to cyber-attacks there appear to be some methods that are far more likely to succeed than others. Let’s take [...]

Security should be built in, not added later…

By: Declan O’Riordan Head of Security Testing, T&VS Prologue: It was the best of security, it was the worst of security and based on true events… Project A had a team that learned how to design, code, and test security into their application from start to finish. The secure application provided all the functionality customers [...]

An Executive Briefing on Internet Security (20 January 2015)

This event has now taken place. Session Overview If your company writes or uses software connected to the internet then this will inform you of the security threats you face, your responsibilities in respect of those threats and practical suggestions on how to discharge those responsibilities. Tuesday 20 January 2015 – 8:00am-9:00am (UK times) Bristol, [...]

16th December, 2014|Active Event, Security|

Web Application Security Testing: The What, Why, Who & How?

By: Declan O’Riordan Head of Security Testing, TVS At this year’s EuroSTAR conference on software Testing (Dublin, Nov 24-27) I presented on web application security and how it is completely different to traditional mainframe testing. If you’re not familiar with SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery or a host of other ways of attacking [...]

Point of Sale Security breaches: Who finds them, how, and when?

By: Declan O’Riordan, Head of Security Testing, TVS Breaches usually involve the theft of one or more of the following types of data: bank, personal, payment, credentials, or other confidential information. Financially-motivated criminals seek out data that is easily converted to cash, such as bank information and payment cards, while espionage groups target internal corporate [...]

Web Application Security Testing: The What, Why, Who & How? – EuroSTAR Conference (24-27 Nov. Dublin)

At this year’s EuroSTAR conference on software Testing (Dublin, Nov 24-27) I’ll be discussing web application security and how it is completely different to traditional mainframe testing. If you not sure what SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery are, or a host of other ways of attacking your system, then I’d urge you to come [...]

Intelligent Testing Conference (18 Nov. 2014, UK): Improving the Effectiveness of Software Testing

The third Intelligent Testing conference will take place at the UWE Conference Centre in Bristol on the afternoon of 18 November 2014, under the theme "Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing". The conference keynote address will be provided by Paul Gerrard, a distinguished software test expert, author of several testing books, recipient of both the EuroSTAR [...]

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