The OWASP Top 10 2021 List and What Changed

Why OWASP added logging for 2021 and what it means

Richard Piotrowski, Founder and COO


The OWASP Top 10 2021 List and What Changed

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) shared its draft Top 10 2021 list revealing a shake-up of how some of today’s modern threats are categorized - published for “peer review, comment, translation, and suggestions for improvements.”

PAY ATTENTION: The OWASP Top 10 is not just a simple checklist of what to look for, rather, it should be used as the backbone of your security strategy overall.

While the original Top 10 focused on vulnerability classification, the newest edition attempts a much more strategic approach. Most categories are broader than before and while the Top 10 is still data-driven, it is no longer primarily categorized by incidence - instead, it focuses on exploitability and impact.

In 2017, Insufficient Logging and Monitoring was added as a fundamental component of the security operations lexicon and priority chain. Systems were being exploited and insufficient logging was identified as the bedrock of nearly every major incident. Security weakness was rated Easy while detectability was rated Hard. Security operations teams realized that logging was the foundation of every security architecture and the industry exploded.

WHAT’S NEW IN 2021?

While the Vulnerabilities Assessment and the Prevention Prescriptions are the same, Logging moved up the list and is now defined as “Security Logging and Monitoring Failures.” This redefined category describes efforts to help detect, escalate, and respond to active breaches. The bottom line is that without appropriate logging and monitoring, breaches cannot be detected.

There aren’t many CVE’s (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) / CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) data for this category, so prioritizing the security of vulnerabilities continues to be difficult, but detecting and responding to breaches is critical. Nevertheless, appropriate logging remains impactful for accountability, visibility, incident alerting, and forensics.

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Richard Piotrowski

Richard Piotrowski

Founder and COO

About Richard

Richard leverages two decades of helping companies grow. At LogZilla, he is focused on planning, execution, and financial acumen to develop compelling selling strategies. Richard spent over a decade working on Wall Street and Bay Street and earned a #1 ranking in Canada.
Tags: LogZilla , log management , Open Web Application Security Project , OWASP , Mean Time to Investigate , Mean Time to Resolve , Mean Time to Detect , Centralized Log Management Platform , SIEM , Kafka , Lucene , Apache Pulsar

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