Intro to AppSec
New to application security? Learn what AppSec entails, why it matters to the health of your business, and how to get started setting up an AppSec program.
When conducting research for this year’s State of Software Security report, we looked at how “nature” and “nurture” contribute to the time it takes to close out a security flaw. For the “nature” side, we looked at attributes that we cannot change, like application size or age. For “nurture,” we looked at application attributes we can change, like security scan frequency and cadence. We found that READ MORE ›
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State of Software Security v11: How to Use the Findings
As a security professional reading through version 11 of our State of Software Security (SOSS) report, the first statistic that probably stands out to you is that 76 percent of applications have security flaws. It’s encouraging to see that only 24 percent of those security flaws are high-severity, but ultimately, having security flaws in more than three-fourths of applications means there is READ MORE ›
In the Financial Services Industry, 74% of Apps Have Security Flaws
Over the past year, the financial services industry has been challenged with pivoting its operations to a fully digital model, putting the security of its software center stage. Despite the unanticipated pivot, our recent State of Software Security v11 (SOSS) report found that the financial services industry has the smallest proportion of applications with security flaws compared to other sectors READ MORE ›
A Software Security Checklist Based on the Most Effective AppSec Programs
Veracode’s Chris Wysopal and Chris Eng joined Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Senior Analyst Dave Gruber and award-winning security writer and host of the Smashing Security podcast, Graham Cluley, at Black Hat USA to unveil the findings from a new ESG research report, Modern Application Development Security. The research is based on a survey of nearly 400 developers and security professionals, READ MORE ›
Watch Here: How to Build a Successful AppSec Program
Cyberattackers and threat actors won’t take a break and wait for you to challenge them with your security efforts – you need a proactive application security (AppSec) program to get ahead of threats and remediate flaws quickly. It’s critical that you stand up an AppSec program covering all the bases, from which roles each team member will have to alignment on KPIs and goals, and even a detailed READ MORE ›
5 Lessons About Software Security for Cybersecurity Awareness MonthBy Hope Goslin October 8, 2020
October is cybersecurity awareness month, and this year, the overarching theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” When considering what “cybersmart” means in application security, we realized we unearthed some data this year that made us a little cybersmarter and could help other security professionals and developers increase their AppSec smarts as well. We’re sharing those data gems below. 1. READ MORE ›
96% of Organizations Use Open Source Libraries but Less Than 50% Manage Their Library Security Flaws
Most modern codebases are dependent on open source libraries. In fact, a recent research report sponsored by Veracode and conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that more than 96 percent of organizations use open source libraries in their codebase. But – shockingly – less than half of these organizations have invested in specific security controls to scan for open source READ MORE ›
Watch Here: Using Analytics to Measure AppSec ROI
Maximizing the value of your application security (AppSec) analytics not only provides a window into whether or not you’re meeting security requirements but also it helps you prove your ROI. That can be a challenge for a lot of organizations – when stakeholders are not close to the data, they may miss milestones like hitting goals for reducing security debt or even how much AppSec program has READ MORE ›
Focus on Fixing, Not Just Finding, Vulnerabilities
When investing in an application security (AppSec) program, you expect to see a return on your investment. But in order to recognize a return, your organization needs to determine what success looks like and find a way to measure and prove that the program is meeting your definition of success. For those just starting on their AppSec journey, success might be eliminating OWASP Top 10 READ MORE ›
Why Application Security is Important to Vulnerability Management
It was the day before a holiday break, and everyone was excited to have a few days off to spend with friends and family. A skeleton crew was managing the security operations center, and it seemed as though every other team left early to beat the holiday traffic. Every team other than the vulnerability management (VM) team that is. Just before it was time to leave for the day, and the holiday READ MORE ›
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