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DEFINITION: Application security is the use of software, hardware, and procedural methods to protect applications from external threats. Security measures built into applications and a sound application security routine minimize the likelihood that hackers will be able to manipulate applications and access, steal, modify, or delete sensitive data. Once an afterthought in software design, security is becoming an  … 
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Mobile Cloud Security: What CXOs Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESOURCE: This blog post discusses the need for end-to-end security in a mobile cloud environment.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Office 365: Strong Authentication and SSO in the Cloud
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the history behind Office 365 and where it currently stands today. Read on to find out why Microsoft is dealing with security risks and an authentication solution they used to protect the identity of mobile users.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

SecureAuth

Getting to grips with BYOD
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: BYOD is proliferating, but the smart move is to recognise that the device is ultimately far less important than the applications it runs and the data it has access to, write analysts Rob Bamford and Clive Longbottom.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

How to Deliver Attribute-Driven Authorization with Your Current Identity Infrastructure
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a federated identity service that delivers smarter, finer-grained authorization without uprooting your current identity infrastructure, enabling you to reap the benefits of attribute-driven access control by federating identities and creating dynamic groups.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Radiant Logic, Inc.

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Putting Security on Auto-Pilot: What Works, What Doesn't
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This technical guide examines the pros, cons, and unknowns of automated penetration testing, from how best to use one to the components of your security system that will still require human intervention.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

SearchSecurity.com

It’s All About the App: Mobile Security That Helps Enable the Business
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the endless possibilities of implementing mobile initiatives into your business while keeping security initiatives in mind.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

CA Technologies.

WAF or IPS - Why you need more than a Firewall and IPS to protect your applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Moving Beyond the Firewall for Complete Data Protection
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover several new security threats and what solutions are available to mitigate those risks going forward.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications
sponsored by Workday
VIDEO: Uncover the top 10 requirements for cloud applications, and find out what you should be looking for from vendors.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 29 Jun 2013

Workday

Gauntlet Case Study
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to find out what happened when 367 people participated in a liver server exploitation exercise that ran for 23 days across a collection of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers with varying combinations of applications and application frameworks installed.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

CloudPassage

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Security Intelligence Is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how an integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide organizations with visibility and control, to help better secure cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

A New Set of Network Security Challenges
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Today, workers demand access from devices beyond the firewall.  Smart phones, tablets, and laptops of all types.  However, the biggest challenge is finding a balance between productive and security.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Icomm Technologies

Information Security Magazine: September 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Open source software vulnerabilities have security executives worried. Lower your risk by revisiting application security policy and enforcing development best practices.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Get Tactical on Mobility: Managed Cloud-Based Options Balance Control with Flexibility and Scale
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to discover suggestions for a number of initiatives related to enterprise mobility, including mobility management and application access.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Impact of Data Breaches: Why Application Security is a Business Imperative
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: 64% of internally developed enterprise applications remain untested for security vulnerabilities. View this informative whitepaper now to learn the impact of security breaches, and the hurdles companies must overcome to develop apps with security as a priority.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Webinar: Why Benchmark Application Security?
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
TRANSCRIPT: Benchmarking application security transitions development plans from assumptions to factual reality. View this webinar to discover how a software assurance maturity model (SAMM) analysis can provide a benchmark for application security performance, and help build realistic plans for the future.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Webinar: When is Application Security Done?
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
TRANSCRIPT: Traditional patchwork approaches to application security does not scale to match these leaps in company needs, resulting in poor security coverage of the application infrastructure. Listen to this webinar to discover the growing needs of modern companies, and which security practices will scale to match what tomorrow holds.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Veracode, Inc.

ROI Case Study: Cloud-Application Security Service
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
CASE STUDY: A Global 2000 financial services organization previously relied on a traditional on-premises security scanning tool. View this Forrester case study now to see how this financial institution captured 192% ROI and reduced application vulnerabilities by 60% with a cloud-based security system.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Security for a Faster World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This eBook presents a maturity model that will help you determine how secure you really are, explores five questions every CIO should be able to answer, and outlines a new approach based on intelligence gathering and research that can keep you ahead of the cybercriminals.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

HP Fortify on Demand
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
DATA SHEET: Access this data sheet to discover an on-demand solution that tests the security of software quickly, accurately, and affordably.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company
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APPLICATION SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  increasingly important concern during development as applications become more frequently accessible over networks and are, as a result, vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. Actions taken to ensure application security are sometimes called countermeasures. The most basic software countermeasure is an application firewall that limits the execution of files or the handling of data by specific installed programs. The most common hardware countermeasure is a router that can prevent the IP address of an individual computer from being directly visible on the Internet. Other countermeasures include … 
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