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Application security: 4 common causes of software vulnerabilities

According to the Department of Homeland Security, 90% of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software. While it’s important to focus on external threats, it’s equally critical to ensure the management of internal vulnerabilities.

In this white paper, take an in-depth look at 4 common causes that lead to software vulnerabilities, which include:

  • Insecure coding practices
  • The evolving threat landscape
  • Reusing vulnerable components & code
  • Programming language idiosyncrasies

These are also closely related to: "Insecure Open Source Components"

  • What is application security?

    Gartner defines application security with the analogy of crown jewels in a treasure chest:

    • The sensitive data is the crown jewel, and the applications are the treasure chest. In order to get the jewels, hackers need to target weaknesses in the chest (application container)

    This analogy emphasizes the importance of ensuring adequate security at the application level. So, how can organizations ensure the security of application containers? Download this data sheet to find out.

  • How developers can weave security into code

    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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