Managing AppSec

When your application security program is up and running, you need best-practice advice on managing and growing the program. Our security experts will guide you through important steps like measuring the success of your program or expanding it to cover more of the application landscape.

Combatting the Top Four Sources of Vulnerabilities

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By Jessica Lavery February 18, 2016  | Managing AppSec

In the past I’ve asked “Why Appsec?” and then answered my own question – “Because Application-Layer Breaches ARE Damaging Businesses”. We are seeing more breaches due to application layer attacks than ever before – according to research done by the Department of Homeland security, 90 percent of security incidents are the result of exploits against... READ MORE

Why you need an AppSec Quick Win

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By Jessica Lavery February 18, 2016  | Managing AppSec

web-apps-perimeter.png Application security does not get the attention it deserves. So, when you finally get the green light to start an application security program, the first thing you should be thinking is “how do I make sure my boss and other stakeholders recognize our successes so I can expand the program”. And when a business invests in something as complex as... READ MORE

A Pragmatic Approach to Leveraging WAF and RASP

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By Joe Pelletier February 16, 2016  | Managing AppSec

Updated: 7/18/2017 Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) is a revolutionary technology that aims at improving application security.  RASP integrates monitoring and protection as part of the deployment of web applications making it the first technology to provide protection in real-time. RASP is a new technology with the promise of improving application security by enabling applications... READ MORE

Why Ignoring Development and Security Teams Undermines Application Security

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By Suzanne Ciccone February 11, 2016  | Managing AppSec

47913936_ml.jpg In an era of increasingly sophisticated data hacks and attacks, there's a critical need to move beyond protecting your business’s perimeter. To thoroughly safeguard your organization, your enterprise must adopt an approach that addresses systems and software throughout their lifecycles. A key piece of this strategic approach? Application security. According... READ MORE

How to Train a Globally Distributed Development Team

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By Amanda Lee February 10, 2016  | Managing AppSec | Secure Development

How companies with successful AppSec programs train globally distributed teams on secure development practices and security guidelines. Every large organization now has a complex and globally distributed software development process. It doesn’t matter whether your developers are in-house or out-sourced; based in Bangalore or Boston, the expectation is that quality, bug-free, secure software... READ MORE

Quick Wins: Get Defensive About App Security | Veracode

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By Suzanne Ciccone February 8, 2016  | Managing AppSec

Application security differs from other forms of security in the number of people it affects. Unlike installing a firewall or anti-virus software, an application security program will affect the everyday routines of many employees in many departments throughout your organization. And you need those employees to buy-in to the goals and policies of your program for it to succeed. Want a good way to... READ MORE

Security Team – Here Are 5 Things I Need From You

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By Jeff Cratty February 3, 2016  | Managing AppSec 3

A developer’s perspective on security teams coming in at the last minute to impose requirements on the development team First things first, I am by training, occupation, and birthright a DEVELOPER (yeah, I just screamed that and yeah I said “birthright”)! I was born this way, and if I didn’t love this stuff, there is no way I’d be capable of doing my job. This job... READ MORE

How We Worked with Our Development Team to Make Security a Differentiator

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By Hailey Pobanz January 21, 2016  | Managing AppSec

Starting an application security program at our mobile app company was becoming an inevitability. Yet, there were still groups within the company that didn’t see the value or thought starting a full-scale program wasn’t worth the effort. My challenge – in addition to developing a strategy that reduced risk and didn’t slow down the development processes – was to make... READ MORE

AppSec in Healthcare: Defending Patient Data

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By Eric Seymour January 21, 2016  | Managing AppSec

As a single healthcare record brings nearly 10 times the value of a stolen credit-card number, combined with the competitive differentiation of healthcare intellectual property (drug or device development, billing processes, care procedures, etc.), it’s no wonder cyberattackers are increasingly targeting healthcare providers. The rapidly expanding IT footprint, a bottoms-up technology... READ MORE

6 Tips for Turning Developers Into AppSec Allies

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By Suzanne Ciccone January 14, 2016
Getting along with developers.

The development team can be the biggest barrier to the success of your application security (AppSec) program. If this team does not follow the protocol outlined in your program plan, you will be unable to demonstrate the value of your program, and it could stall before getting started. Background Security and development often seem to have competing priorities – delivering code on time vs.... READ MORE

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