OWASP Top 10 2021 Explained

OWASP top 10

Compromises in the application layer are now responsible for 40% of breaches. Two years ago that was 24%. Obviously, time to pay attention to application security. OWASP will give you a running start with their Top 10

Why use OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities?

Imagine if a dozen of the top cybersecurity experts in the world reviewed your software for security problems.  Since application security is generally not well covered in university, college, and bootcamp software courses, it’s likely they would probably find a lot of problems! 

Of course, hiring even 1 security expert to review your work is out of reach for a lot of software teams – let alone 12 experts. But you can do the next best thing, you can check out the OWASP Top Ten 2021:  https://owasp.org/Top10/

What is the OWASP Top 10 list?

The OWASP Top 10 is an important awareness document for web developers and web application security professionals. It represents a broad industrial consensus from cyber security experts about the most critical security risks to web applications.

OWASP Top-10 in-depth

This webinar provides defensive instruction in relation to the OWASP Top Ten to aid developers in authoring secure software. Jim Manico and Julius Musseau covered the OWASP Top-10 (2021 Edition) in-depth:

  • A01:2021-Broken Access Control
  • A02:2021-Cryptographic Failure
  • A03:2021-Injection
  • A04:2021-Insecure Design
  • A05:2021-Security Misconfiguration
  • A06:2021-Vulnerable and Outdated Components
  • A07:2021-Identification and Authentication Failures
  • A08:2021-Software and Data Integrity Failures
  • A09:2021-Security Logging and Monitoring Failure
  • A10:2021-Server-Side Request Forgery

About the panellists:

  Jim Manico

  Julius Musseau

Video recording of OWASP Top Ten 2021 webinar with Jim Manico and Julius Musseau – 45 min on March 16th, 2022

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About the Author

Julius Musseau

Julius Musseau, co-founder & CTO. Senior architect and developer with strong academic background and roots in the open source community. Contributor to a number of important open source projects.