Self validating controls

To ensure that the application is robust against all forms of input data, whether obtained from the user, infrastructure, external entities or database systems. This weakness leads to almost all of the major vulnerabilities in applications, such as Interpreter Injection, locale/Unicode attacks, file system attacks and buffer overflows.

In many cases, Encoding has the potential to defuse attacks that rely on lack of input validation.

Olivia (not her real name to protect her identity) is part of a growing phenomenon that is being celebrated but which is also raising strong emotions: an increasing number of children as young as preschoolers appearing at gender identity-clinics across the country, convinced they are of the opposite sex.

As society becomes more accepting of LGBT people — witness a famed Olympian’s male-to-female transition playing out in the glossy pages of celebrity magazines, and trans rights bills and laws mandating gender-neutral bathrooms making their way through legislatures — families are increasingly supporting, not forbidding, their children to live in the gender they feel, and not the one “assigned” at birth.

The 2007 Regulations are less comprehensive on what is expected in respect of internal control, risk assessment and management, compliance management and communication.

Businesses need to establish systems that create an internal environment or culture in which people are aware of their responsibilities under the UK anti-money laundering regime and where they understand that they are expected to fulfil those responsibilities with appropriate diligence.


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