Responsibility for securing enterprise applications has been moving down the development lifecycle, and for good reason. It not only makes the enterprise obtain security, but also saves companies time and money. In this article, we can talk about code security and what its impact.
According to tecnewsworld.com, the average time to fix a vulnerability in IBM’s application security solution has dropped from 20 hours to 30 minutes, according to a study Forrester Consulting released last month. Furthermore, finding bugs earlier rather than later in the development process resulted in a 90 percent cost savings.
Its my job:
If security at the application creation level is going to gain traction, it will require a change in the attitude of developers. Moreover, it’s not enough for an organization to get its developers to write more secure code. It will still be at the mercy of coders who are out of its control.
Its a Machine Learning thing
Forging more secure code during the application development stage will be more attractive to code warriors if the tools they’re given to do it are easier to use. Take, for instance, the tools that can use machine learning to ferret out defects and repair them without human intervention. These would lighten the load on developers who find security testing a chore.
Spellcheck for Code
There are advantages to moving security practices closer to the beginning of the software development cycle. “The earlier you do it, the more effective you will be, and the cheaper it will be to produce the software,” HPE’s Rangan told TechNewsWorld. Developers can find errors in a timely manner by automating the checking of code security flaws.
Its a human factor
While more secure coding will better protect applications from attack, it too has limitations. What’s more, vulnerability protection might not scale.
Multiple Levels of Protection
Application security testing is a critical part of securing the enterprise, but it’s only one part of the solution. The process must start with the application architecture and continue through the design, quality assurance and testing phase into the deployment phase, he added. However, security also needs to be applied to the infrastructure on which the application will be deployed.