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Secure coding best practices for developers

Cybersecurity risks are steadily increasing; meaning application security is an absolute necessity. It’s no longer sufficient to quickly scan code after writing; secure coding practices must be a part of every developer’s skill set.

This may be new for many developers, but the success of your organization’s applications depends on your ability to weave security into your code from the start.

Access this whitepaper to learn some of the best steps you can take today to have more secure coding practices, and the many risks you’ll be able to address.

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  • Why this development team shifted from reactive to proactive AppSec

    As most developers are familiar, establishing trust in your product’s security is just as important as its overall quality. A single breach or security incident can have a devastating impact on all parties involved.

    That’s why many development teams are making a shift from reactive to proactive application security.

    Discover the AppSec capabilities one software company unlocked through Veracode’s security-centric production platform, earning them benefits that include:

    • A full integration of security tools into existing dev workflows
    • Expansion of their development team’s secure coding knowledge
    • And more.

  • Outsourcing the problem of software security

     

     By Bob Tarzey and Clive Longbottom

     

    This report from analyst group Quocirca assess the benefits of using on-demand services to ensure security throughout the application life cycle.

     

    Software applications are an integral part of 21st century business processes. The majority of software is still installed in-house, either as specially developed bespoke applications or commercially acquired packages.

     

    However, the proportion of software procured as a service is on the rise, as is the use of mobile apps and open source components.

     

    In addition, more and more in-house applications are being web-enabled and exposed to the outside world.

     

    Regardless of its origin, the vast majority of software will contain flaws which can constitute a security risk, especially for those applications that are web-enabled.

     

    The report draws on new research conducted amongst US and UK enterprises from a range of industries and assesses the scale of the software security problem, the ways in which it can be mitigated, the extent to which this is being achieved, the costs involved and how these can be minimised.

     

     Click on the button below to download this report

     

     

    Quocirca is a research and analysis company specialising in the business impact of information technology and communications.

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