/dec 18, 2015

How AppSec Fits into the Security Ecosystem

By Jessica Lavery

When securing your organization, there are a variety of strategies and technologies you can employ. You know that reducing risk means implementing a variety of security technologies that are interdependent and intertwined. This interdependency creates a security ecosystem, and like all ecosystems it must remain in balance in order to effectively secure the enterprise.

Understanding how each security layer fits into this ecosystem can be difficult as vendors in each space have long decried that their layer is the most critical. However, each one is necessary to securing an organization.

No layer is more misunderstood than the application security layer. Companies have spent most of their time focused on the tangible layers like end-point and network security. But as companies depend more heavily on applications and as other areas of enterprises’ technology infrastructure have become more secure, we are seeing an increased number of breaches happening through the application layer. As a result, the ecosystem has become unbalanced; there are more applications but not enough emphasis on application security.

This resource shines the light on the entire security ecosystem, and highlights the role application security plays in reducing the risk associated with the most common forms of attacks – attacks on vulnerable software.

How Application Security Fits Into the Security Ecosystem

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By Jessica Lavery

Jessica is part of the content team at Veracode. In this role she strives to create and promote content that will engage, educate and inspire security professionals around the topic of application security. Jessica’s involvement with the security industry goes back more than a decade at companies like Astaro, and Sophos where she held roles in corporate communication and marketing.