2017 was quite a year for application security. From big breaches to breakthroughs, 2017 featured a lot of scary headlines reflecting the sorry state of application security, but also news about companies moving the needle on AppSec, and regulators waking up to the reality about how data is exposed.
Not surprisingly, our most popular 2017 blog posts mirror the trends and headlines – and reveal both that organizations are concerned about and paying attention to breaches, and searching for ways to become more secure.
2017 featured some very big, headline-grabbing breaches. WannaCry and Struts-Shock were two of the biggest:
Cybersecurity regulations were a big topic in 2017, especially EU GDPR and NY DFS:
The “shift left” message is finally getting traction. As organizations realize that the key to secure code is starting with developers, our Greenlight product got a lot of attention this year:
Finally, this highly practical series of posts on cryptography by our Principal Security Researcher Mansi Sheth was very popular in 2017 – a sure sign that organizations are searching for ways to do security right:
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