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Recognized complement to OWASP's ASVS requirements

The OWASP ASVS focuses on web-application verification. It is free and recognised worldwide as a good reference to build upon, or simply reuse. It is useful to use it when outsourcing web development. ...
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Implementation of SQL "LIKE" Operator in Database Outsourcing

Recently, I read some papers about DB Outsourcing that implement aggregate functions over encrypted data. What I want to know, is there a method in DB Outsourcing to implement SQL LIKE operator that ...
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Do I have to comply with PCI DSS for bank transfers?

The company I work for is looking forward to make an online store for wholesalers (t-shirts, muggles, office co-branded supplies, etc.) but we don't store, process or transit any card data. The ...
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Outsourcing software development and its effect on security

Some companies build their own software. Others outsource software development by hiring contractors or other companies to build software they need. When we need to build new custom software, is ...
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How should one manage authentication on custom line of business software

I am writing line of business software for a company, and we want to authenticate users, so we can manage workflow and do some auditing. Basically my employers don't want me to piggyback off of ...
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What terms should I use to define security assessment work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between a penetration test and a vulnerability assessment? I am tasked with hiring a consultant to do an analysis of our infrastructure security for a ...
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What to consider in an SLA to ensure secure software when outsourcing software development?

To ensure secure development in the off shore team what are considerations to be taken into account in the SLA? I got this as a reference: http://www.it-director.com/enterprise/technology/content.php?...
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What questions should I ask a vendor that provides hosted encrypted email?

I am evaluating a service provider that performs the following functions with email: A user logs in to a web based application over an SSL connection. Email is composed in a web browser over the SSL ...
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What should I ask a prospective security consultant?

What should I ask a security consultant to see if they are legitimate or not? I'm looking to hire someone to perform an assessment, but I'd like to make sure that someone is reputable first.
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What are the pros and cons of outsourcing an organization's PKI?

I am looking for the pros and cons of outsourcing an organization's Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). I understand that the answer to whether or not to actually outsource is going to depend on the ...
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Does outsourcing infrastructure services reduce risk (and improve security)?

I've been on a kick mentioning to particular clients to quit managing their own dns, email, blogging platform, file transfer setup, etc. This from observing how poor they are at practicing good ...
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