As the number of IoT applications and devices continues to grow, so does the need for improved IoT security—yet the reality is we have a long way to go. A recent article pointed out that more than 2 million security cameras, doorbells, and even baby monitors contain serious IoT vulnerabilities. The worst part is there is no known patch for the common flaws in these everyday devices.
Application security challenges lie not only in the threats and application vulnerabilities themselves, but also in the processes and approaches taken within the organization to manage application security. A closer look at some of the top application security challenges from both a threat standpoint and a business management view can help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls.
In the world of application security testing, the terms “code coverage” and “vulnerability coverage” are frequently used. But what do they really mean? Essentially, code coverage is the amount of the code that is scanned to identify potential vulnerabilities in a software application. Vulnerability coverage refers to the number of defects or system misconfigurations in the software code that could pose potential threats.
Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD), or CI/CD, are part of the Agile approach to software development. The most prominent aspect of Agile development—and it’s most important rule—is that it requires software development to be responsive to change through an iterative process.
The cost and time required for comprehensive application security testing often deters businesses from implementing a proper strategy for testing and remediation of vulnerabilities. Of course, that’s asking for trouble. Fortunately, the process can be streamlined, enabling you to conduct application security testing in a more efficient and timely manner.
You’ve accepted the importance of application vulnerability testing to ensure the security of your software. That’s good. There are many options available when it comes to application vulnerability testing software, so it can become confusing to know which tools are the right ones to use. Different tools identify different problems when it comes to application vulnerability testing, so you need to consider using more than one.