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Project Spotlight: Mobile Security Testing Guide

MSTG Team

The OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide (MSTG) is a comprehensive manual for mobile app security testing and reverse engineering for the iOS and Android platforms, describing technical processes for verifying the controls listed in the MSTG’s co-project Mobile Application Verification Standard (MASVS). The MASVS defines a mobile app security model and lists generic security requirements for mobile apps, while the MSTG serves as a baseline for manual security testing and as a template for automated security tests during or after development. Included with the MSTG, the Mobile Security Hacking Playground is a collection of iOS and Android mobile apps that are intentionally built insecure. These apps are used as examples to demonstrate different vulnerabilities explained in the MSTG. Learn more about the MSTG and the MASVS.


Bay Area Chapter Meeting

Hosted at some of most iconic technology companies in the world, the Bay Area chapter is one of the Foundation’s largest and most active. This month they are hosting a Hacker Day and monthly meetups in San Francisco at Insight Engines and in South Bay at EBay. Usually the agenda includes three proactive and interesting talks, lots of interesting people to meet, and great food. The Bay Area Chapter also participates in planning AppSec California.


Dependency Track v4 Release

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Steve Springett, January 8, 2021

Over the last few years, the OWASP Dependency-Track project has led an industry shift towards framing open source risk as a subset of software supply chain risk. Dependency-Track was one of the first platforms to fully embrace Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) as a core tenant and design principal. The project is attributable to the creation of CycloneDX, an open source SBOM standard used by thousands of organizations, referenced by multiple RFCs and related supply chain initiatives.

Dependency-Track v3 has proven that SBOMs can be created, consumed, and analyzed at high-velocity in modern build pipelines. And its proven the value of full-stack transparency for IoT and embedded devices. Based on feedback from the community, from industry, and from government-led software transparency efforts, the project has made strategic enhancements to the software that sets the stage for future capabilities that are only achievable from the use of SBOMs.

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