/sep 3, 2020

Gartner Summit: Balance Risk, Trust, and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

By Hope Goslin

In light of the current pandemic, most organizations will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. But the increase in virtual operations has led to a higher volume of cyberattacks.

Now, more than ever, it’s vital that your organization is armed with the industry’s best application security (AppSec) solutions. But how do you build and secure technology in an uncertain world? It’s a balancing act between risk, trust, and opportunity.

Chris Wysopal, Veracode Co-Founder and CTO believes that harmony between risk, trust, and opportunity is recognized when an organization shifts security to the beginning of the software development lifecycle (SDLC). By shifting security left and fully integrating into the developer’s processes, your organization can seize opportunity by deploying new, innovative software faster.

Your organization can also seize opportunity by embracing third-party services and technology. But third-party libraries carry their share of risk, so it’s important to have software composition analysis integrated into your SDLC. Another tip is to “automate the vendor onboarding process as much as possible” to allow the business to move faster while maintaining acceptable risk.

The final piece of the puzzle is building trust. You need consumers to trust that the software you’re providing is safe and that customer data will be protected. Veracode Verified is a three-tier program that enables organizations of all sizes to demonstrate how secure their software or services are to buyers. As organizations achieve the steps laid out in each tier of the Veracode Verified program, they receive a seal to post on their webpage.

To learn more about balancing risk, trust, and opportunity in an uncertain world, visit our virtual booth at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit. We will be offering product demos, meetings with executives – like Chris Wysopal – and an opportunity to win a Drinkworks Home Bar by Keurig®.

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By Hope Goslin

Hope is part of the content team at Veracode, based in Burlington, MA. In this role, she focuses on creating engaging AppSec content for the security community.