Dan Cornell

Principal, Denim Group

Enumerating Enterprise Attack Surface

Many organizations have only a passing understanding of the scope of their application portfolios and how these assets are exposed to the Internet and other potentially dangerous networks. This puts them in a risky situation where they have attack surface that is unknown and unmanaged, often resulting in serious vulnerabilities being exposed indefinitely. This presentation looks at several tools and methods that can be used to enumerate enterprise application assets – including web applications, mobile applications, and web services. The discussion covers several open source application asset identification tools and compares their effectiveness. Finally, a framework for ongoing application asset discovery and enumeration is presented so that security managers can embark on a structured program to characterize their risk exposure due to their enterprise attack surface.

Dan Cornell, Principal, Denim Group

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As Chief Technology Officer and Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process.

Cornell is an active member of the development community and a sought-after speaker on topics of web application security, speaking at international conferences including RSA Security Conference, OWASP AppSec USA and EU and Black Hat Arsenal.

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