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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.

  • Software development is ever-evolving, and with that demand for innovation and scale comes the need to ensure software is secure. Many enterprise organizations have invested in AppSec to help them identify security flaws throughout the development process. However, within higher education, secure coding skills are often not part of computer science or software engineering curriculums. At Tufts READ MORE

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  • Authored by Jacques Lopez and Tom Eston  As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, most companies are operating remotely. This “new normal” has led to an increased demand for digital transformations and cloud migrations. But Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report recently noted that cyberattackers are taking advantage of the digital transformations, finding new ways to attack web READ MORE

  • Creating a remediation plan can be tricky. In fact, customers often tell us that it’s much easier to create a plan to help developers scan applications quickly and easily than it is to establish remediation goals. But if vulnerabilities aren’t remediated right away, there’s a higher chance that they will never be remediated. Our recent State of Software Security (SOSS) report found that there’s READ MORE

  • Application security (AppSec) has seen quite an uptick over the last 10 years, with no signs of slowing down. When your organization is ready to tackle the challenge of building a strong AppSec program, you may find yourself wondering where to plug in various tools and solutions – and even where to start with comparing AppSec vendors. How can you properly evaluate the marketplace and select the READ MORE

  • When it comes to application security (AppSec), Forrester’s report, The State of Government Application Security, 2020,  establishes that the government sector is falling behind other industries. And given the nature and quantity of consumer information housed by government agencies, government applications are a prime target for cyberattacks. It’s no wonder only 18 percent1 of consumers are READ MORE

  • Updated 4/16/2020. Originally published 12/28/2016. It seems so tempting. Solve your application security problem by throwing an appliance at it. After all, if web applications are the most common form of attack, why not just protect them the same way you protect your network and email servers, and be done with it? Why should you spend time hunting down vulnerabilities in your code and figuring READ MORE

  • In a recent podcast with IDG, Chris Wysopal, Veracode Chief Technology Officer, speaks to the evolution of application security (AppSec) over the past ten years. In his evaluation, Wysopal leverages findings from Veracode’s annual State of Software Security (SOSS) reports. The first volume of the SOSS report, published in March of 2010, focuses on explaining and advocating for an application READ MORE

  • In order to stay competitive in today’s fast-past world, organizations need to rapidly deploy new software. One way to ensure fast deployment is to take Beyoncé’s advice and move security, “to the left, to the left.” By shifting security left – to the beginning of the software deployment lifecycle (SDLC) – there are significant business benefits. Running security tests early enables organizations READ MORE

  • When determining the right testing types for your application security (AppSec) program, there are several questions that likely come to mind: What is the difference between the various AppSec tests? What vulnerabilities do the tests uncover? How many testing types do I need to include in my program? You can answer these questions and form the appropriate mix of security tests for your READ MORE

  • Imagine that you are tasked with planning a vacation for you and your family. For your ideal trip, you would jet off to a five-star resort on a private island for a month of pampering and fine dining. But, since you have two children, a limited budget, and only one week of paid time off, you settle for a three-star, theme park resort with a spa and outdoor pool. Your family has a great time on READ MORE

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