Web Application Security

Jason Kent, Vice President, Web Application Security Product Management at Qualys, participates in Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya to discuss “Web Application Security”.



The World Wide Web (WWW) has brought a quiet revolution that is impacting individuals and entities across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).

When any revolution comes with a potential of fundamental transformation, managing its security risks, both tactical as well as strategic, becomes a critical necessity. With the transformative potential World Wide Web brings to individuals and entities across NGIOA in the way they communicate, it is becoming increasingly clear that it has brought them, not only much needed connectivity across CGS, but also an explosion in information sharing capabilities through social networking, between individuals and entities across NGIOA.

As individuals and entities across NGIOA take a step forward in how they communicate, interact, socialize, manage, govern, conduct business and deliver digital products and services, there is a need for caution. This is largely due to the fact that world wide web, web infrastructure, websites and web applications have been, or are becoming more vulnerable to security challenges.

Due to this, evaluating the security risks of web applications is now a growing necessity across NGIOA. Along with the security of the web applications themselves, there is also a need for more focus on the security of the underlying computer network, operating systems, host servers and databases.

Web application security vulnerabilities could compromise not only the financial situation,and viability of their current initiatives, but also the security, survival and sustainability of any individual or entity across NGIOA. With millions of cyber-attacks happening annually, cyber-crime is already a real threat to anyone using computers, smartphones, tablets, Internet of things and other gadgets and machines on the web.


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About the Guest
Jason Kent is Vice President, Web Application Security Product Management at Qualys. Prior to that, he held technical security positions at Veracode, BlueCoat, Aruba and Verizon. Through more than a decade of dedicated AppSec experience, he has established expertise in AppSec PenTesting, AppSec program architecture and AppSec tools. His efforts helping Fortune 500 companies to maintain continuous security and compliance spans Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Wireless and Physical Security. Jason has spoken at conferences such as ISC2 Security Congress, Northeastern OWASP events, and for Qualys at RSA and Black Hat. A US Navy Submarine Force Veteran, Jason is also passionate about putting security people together with their stakeholders.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS). Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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