European Roadmap for Research on Web Security

The Web platform is a hotbed of innovation that will affect deployment of technologies and applications for the next decade, and will influence the security and privacy that European users and service providers can achieve. The STREWS project will link European security and trust related research and development with ongoing standards and development work for the Web in IETF and W3C.

The project will develop a technical state of practice document for Web Security as a basis for case studies on selected Web security topics. A roadmap for future research and standardization in the Web security field will provide guidance for ongoing and future research. Over the course of the project, STREWS will reach out to European industry and projects, and organize a series of workshops to collect broad input into its roadmapping and case study work, and to create a European Web security community across academia and practice

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From STREWS: US-CERT article on Securing End-to-End Communications

6 May 2015, 1:05 pm

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) normally puts out alerts about security failures in individual software systems, but this time decided to publish an article about Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) attacks in general and four existing mitigation strategies. After a brief introduction to MITM attacks, it recommends...

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From W3C: Credential Management Level 1 Draft Published

30 April 2015, 6:16 pm

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Credential Management Level 1. This specification describes an imperative API enabling a website to request a user’s credentials from a user agent, and to help the user agent correctly store user credentials for future use. Learn more about the Security Activity.

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From W3C: First Public Working Draft: Web Payments Use Cases 1.0

16 April 2015, 3:31 pm

Today the Web Payments Interest Group published a first draft of Web Payments Use Cases. The current payment landscape is changing rapidly, offering new opportunities for greater security, improved usability on mobile, and payment innovations in areas like digital wallets and cryptocurrencies. The lack of open standards for integrating the...

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From W3C: First Public Working Draft: The Permissions API Draft Published

7 April 2015, 3:54 pm

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of The Permissions API. The Permissions API allows a web application to be aware of the status of a given permission, to know if it is granted, denied or if the user will be asked whether the permission should be granted. Learn more about […]

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From STREWS: IAB/ISOC "CARIS" workshop on cooperative responses to attacks

1 April 2015, 11:51 am

The IAB and ISOC invite papers for a workhop on large-scale, coordinated responses to security attacks. The workshop is called CARIS (Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale) and will be held in Berlin (Germany) on June 19, co-located with the FIRST Conference. See the IAB site for information about the workshop and instructions for...

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From STREWS: Citizenfour (the film) – when pervasive monitoring became public

25 March 2015, 2:11 pm

When the STREWS project started, in October 2012, the plan included a workshop for early 2014 about WebRTC. The workshop would be a complement to the project's first case study. But in June 2013, something happened. Edward Snowden, an NSA employee at the time, talked to the Guardian newspaper and revealed details of the secret electronic...

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From STREWS: New Internet Draft about effects of encryption on the Internet

11 March 2015, 10:58 pm

A new Internet Draft called Effect of Ubiquitous Encryption by Kathleen Moriarty and Al Morton describes the hurdles on the way to ubiquitous use of encryption for all Internet traffic.

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From STREWS: Crypto-currency forum proposed

2 March 2015, 6:12 pm

A new group has been proposed on the Community Groups site of W3C called the Cryptoledgers Community Group. It aims to create a network of researchers studying Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptoledger-based applications.

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From Nessos: FOSAD 2015

18 February 2015, 7:37 pm

==================================================== 15TH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL ON FOUNDATIONS OF SECURITY ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOSAD 2015 ==================================================== http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/fosad15 31 August - 5 September 2015, Bertinoro, Italy In cooperation with NESSoS and CryptoForma *** Application...

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From OWASP: OWASP August 19 Connector

19 August 2014, 10:32 pm

August 19, 2014 | | www.owasp.org | Contact Us | Brought to you by the OWASP Foundation Featured OWASP ProjectOWASP Web Spa Project The OWASP WebSpa Project is a Java web knocking tool for sending a single HTTP/S request to your web server in order to authorize the execution of a premeditated Operating System (O/S)...

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From OWASP: OWASP ASVS 2.0 (Application Security Verification Standard)

18 August 2014, 10:32 pm

(From Daniel Cuthbert) OWASP Community, It gives me immense pleasure to finally release version 2 of the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard for all to enjoy. The community feedback on this has been overwhelming and it's great to see so many of you investing time and effort into what Sahba and I feel is an incredibly...

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From OWASP:

15 August 2014, 5:57 pm

OWASP AppSec USA 2014 Adds Leading Global Experts to List of Speakers Are you registered for the upcoming OWASP conference? We are excited to be getting closer to the OWASP AppSec USA event and we have now announced our roster of keynote speakers.  The premier software security conference for developers, auditors, risk managers,...

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From OWASP: Call for Speakers: OWASP Ghana Cybersecurity Conference

13 August 2014, 7:40 pm

Maa chi, maa ha, maa jo, OWASP Community, eti sen? The OWASP Ghana Cybersecurity Conference will take place in Accra, Ghana this December for the second year in a row! The event dates are December 10 - 11, 2014. It amazes me that there are so many places on planet earth where OWASP is active in some way. If you are interested in speaking at this...

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From OWASP: THIS FRIDAY is the DEADLINE to SUBMIT your CANDIDACY for the 2014 OWASP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

13 August 2014, 5:02 pm

Just a reminder that this FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 is the DEADLINE to submit your candidacy for the 2014 OWASP Global Board Of Directors.  For Information including eligibility requirements, primary responsibilities, election timeline and other important information, please visit our election page.  ...

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From Nessos: QASA 2014 - Program Available

24 June 2014, 9:44 am

3rd International Workshop on Quantitative Aspects in Security Assurance Affiliated workshop with ESORICS 2014 Wroclaw, Poland, September 11, 2014 www.iit.cnr.it/qasa2014 *** Invited Speakers: Elisa Bertino and  Audun Josang *** *Overview* There is an increasing demand for techniques to deal with quantitative aspects of...

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From Nessos: The 14th edition of the summer school on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design (FOSAD)

21 May 2014, 4:46 pm

14  Edition of the summer school on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design (FOSAD 2014)http://www.sti.uniurb.it/events/fosad14/ The 14th edition of the summer school on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design will be held in in the fascinating Rock of Bertinoro, Italy. This year edition is co-sponsored by NESSoS and...

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From Nessos: The Final version of the NESSoS research roadmap is available

2 February 2014, 9:45 pm

The final version of the NESSoS research roadmap is available at the URL:  http://www.nessos-project.eu/media/deliverables/y3/NESSoS-D4.3-PartII-Roadmap.pdf

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From Nessos: Project description

12 November 2010, 1:39 pm

The Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems (NESSoS) aims at constituting and integrating a long lasting research community on engineering secure software-based services and systems.

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From Recent RFCs: RFC 7508: Securing Header Fields with S/MIME

This document describes how the S/MIME protocol can be extended in order to secure message header fields defined in RFC 5322. This technology provides security services such as data integrity, non-repudiation, and confidentiality. This extension is referred to as 'Secure Headers'.

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