Adopting a Strict Content Security Policy for XSS Protection - IEEE SecDev, Boston 2016

Adopting a Strict Content Security Policy for XSS Protection - IEEE SecDev, Boston 2016

In this workshop, we will present common flaws in current Content Security Policy deployments that reduce or remove the security value of adopting a CSP policy. Content Security Policy is a mechanism designed to prevent the exploitation of XSS – the most common high-risk web application flaw. We will work with an example production application to explain the process of refactoring the markup and client-side code to make it compatible with strict CSP. In addition, we will demonstrate several support tools (not yet released) we specifically designed for prototyping and adopting a strict policy.

The tutorial is meant for web developers with a security focus, and security specialists interested in web mitigation techniques. After the tutorial developers will be able to adopt strict CSP based on nonces/hashes instead of whitelists and should be able to avoid common mistakes that usually undermine most security guarantees CSP can offer.

815bfd36abbe6bfa45e7bed09145da56?s=128

Lukas Weichselbaum

November 04, 2016
Tweet