Imperva Inc. : Imperva Report Examines Dangers of Third-Party Code for Cloud
Analysis of Yahoo! Breach Highlights SQL Injection; Third-party Code Offers
Little Control, High Risk
Redwood Shores, Calif., January 29, 2013 -Imperva, Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), a
pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for
critical applications and high-value data in the data center, today announced
its January Hacker Intelligence Initiative Report, "Lessons Learned from the
Yahoo! Hack," which examines the dangers of third-party code in cloud
In December 2012, a hacker breached Yahoo! with an SQL injection attack that
took advantage of a vulnerability in a third-party application that was
provided on the Yahoo! Web site. This attack highlights the risk that many Web
applications face: Web applications may contain some sort of third-party code,
such as APIs, that was not created by the developers.
"The weak link in the Yahoo! attack was not programmed by Yahoo! developers,
nor was it even hosted on the Yahoo! Servers, and yet the company found itself
breached as a result of third-party code," said Amichai Shulman, CTO, Imperva.
"The challenge presented by the Yahoo! breach is that Web-facing businesses
should take responsibility to secure third-party code and cloud-based
In "Lessons Learned from the Yahoo! Hack," Imperva recommends specific
business and technical steps. From a business standpoint, for example,
· Put in place legal requirements in a contract for what you
will and will not accept from a security perspective.
· Incorporate security due diligence for any merger or
Technically, Imperva recommends enterprises:
· Conduct a Web application vulnerability security assessment. A
manual review of Web application security or proper use of automated Web
application security vulnerability assessment can identify potential
vulnerabilities that should be addressed in the software development lifecycle
· Deploy a Web Application Firewall (WAF). A WAF serves as a
security policy enforcement point that prevents vulnerable Web applications
from being exploited.
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storage in a database or on a file server to consumption through applications.
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