Michael Coates has a vision: smart applications that come to their own defense.
“We need to get to that point where we realize that our apps are in a military zone, they are being attacked all the time.” — Michael Coates
In this segment of OWASP 24/7, I speak with Michael Coates, Chairman of the OWASP Board and the founder of the AppSensor Project. Michael’s contention is that applications should be smarter, that an app should “know” when it is being attacked and have a proactive, built-in response. We discuss the AppSensor project in depth: what is it, why was it created. We start our discussion with the background and reasoning behind the project.
“The real damage is when they know how your application works. They attack your business logic. They do things to violate the custom aspects of your application.” — Michael Coates