Microsoft sponsors OWASP ModSecurity CRS to improve application security


Written by Gunjan Jain, Principal PM Manager, Microsoft Azure


This post was co-authored by Henry Yan, Product Marketing Manager.


Increased cloud adoption and the shift to hybrid work has resulted in increased usage of digital assets. While moving web applications and APIs to the cloud provides many advantages for organizations, including transforming business models and enhancing the customer experience, it also presents new security challenges. We have seen that attackers come up with new sophisticated attack patterns and we see new vulnerabilities (for example, Log4J, SpringShell, and Text4Shell) emerging constantly. Vulnerabilities in these applications could lead to breaches and allow cybercriminals to gain access to valuable and sensitive data.


At Microsoft, we are committed to making Microsoft Azure the most secure and trusted cloud for all workloads. We are continuously innovating and seeking ways to enhance our products to help our customers protect against evolving threats. This includes supporting organizations and communities that share a common commitment as ours. We are pleased to announce the sponsorship for the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) ModSecurity Core Rule Set (CRS) project. We value the contributions of the CRS community and are looking forward to contributing to the success of the community and OWASP ModSecurity CRS open source project.


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