Building an Application Development Security Mindset
- Posted by Marketing Daitan
- On December 5, 2018
- Cybersecurity, Open Source, Security, Software Development
When It Comes to Cyberattacks, Organizations Must Switch From Reactive to Proactive Approaches
Cyberattacks are the top concern for all digital businesses worldwide. In 2017 cyberattacks increased in frequency, diversity and damage. Various widely-publicized cyberattacks resulted in the theft of personal information for millions of people worldwide. Even more troubling is the advent of aggressive business disruptive attacks in which business operations are damaged, productivity seriously impacted and extraordinary unplanned costs incurred trying to recover—including regaining confidence in the company’s brand by customers, partners, and staff.
As the threat landscape continues to accelerate and evolve, companies are re-evaluating how to better protect core assets, as well as, instilling security into the very fabric of their product development efforts.
In this paper, Daitan reviews the threat landscape and common vulnerabilities of 2017. In the context of application development and security measures, we discuss the role Digital Transformation plays in security. In addition, we review how the evolution of software development technologies, architectures and the growing use of third party resources (both proprietary and open source) has influenced development processes and security measures. Finally, we provide our thinking and approach to building a security mindset for application development.