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How Do Vulnerabilities Get into Software?

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

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  • How to Scale Your IaC Security Program

    Infrastructure as code (IaC) provides a wide range of benefits and opportunities for development and DevOps teams, but ignoring security when building an IaC strategy can lead to misaligned security feedback and gaps down the line.

    If you have to shore up your cloud infrastructure security after you’ve already embedded IaC into your workflows, there are a few common challenges you’ll face—cloud infrastructure drift and misconfigured open source IaC components among them.

    Overcome these IaC challenges by reading this e-book, which details:

    • A practical guide to operationalizing IaC security
    • 3-step security implementation plan
    • How to rollout your program across the business
    • And more

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  • DevSecOps: A comprehensive guide

    Traditional approaches to application security testing have not kept pace with the scale and complexity of today’s enterprise software factory. Security debt compounds and risk increases. In response, many enterprises are reevaluating their DevSecOps investments.

    Read this DevSecOps Buyer’s Guide and get the comprehensive checklist you need to assess, vet, and purchase a DevSecOps platform that delivers accurate, continuous, and integrated security monitoring and remediation.

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  • How to boost API security: Enterprise Strategy Group insights

    92% of businesses have experienced at least one security incident related to insecure APIs in the last twelve months, according to research by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). To understand API security obstacles, and to discover tips for boosting API security at your own organization, dig into this ESG research report.


  • ESG's research exposes how the security analyst role must evolve

    Access this report from Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to discover how the role of security analyst is evolving to work with (instead of against) development, and learn what actions you can take now to set your organization up for success.


  • How to choose the right AppSec vendor/offering

    The application security (AppSec) market is oversaturated with an abundance of options, which can make finding an AppSec vendor/offering best fit for your unique needs a difficult task. Read this infosheet for some expert guidance to help get you started on your AppSec journey.


  • The Buyer’s Guide to Complete Cloud Security

    Conventional approaches to security can’t deliver the granular visibility and control needed to manage cloud risk, particularly risk associated with containers. This buyer’s guide captures the definitive criteria for choosing the right cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) and partner.


  • Buyer’s Guide for Machine Identity Management

    This buyer’s guide provides you with a checklist to help evaluate which solutions provide the most agile management across all your certificate authorities. You’ll learn which capabilities provide the flexibility you need to protect keys and certificates across your organization. Download this buyer’s guide to learn more.


  • App Sec Tools Need a Software Supply Chain Security Upgrade.

    Learn why traditional application security testing tools alone leave your organization exposed to supply chain attacks — and how software supply chain security tools represent an evolution of traditional application security tools, ensuring end-to-end software security.


  • Why application hardening is essential in DevSecOps

    Discover in this IDC analyst report why application hardening must be integrated with DevSecOps security gates to ensure only hardened apps are released.


  • The Strategic Imperative for Software Supply Chain Security

    Download the whitepaper to learn about:The importance of software supply chain security in the era of DevOps.The risks associated with third-party components and DevOps practices.6 key steps for securing the software supply chain.How to secure your software supply chain with JFrog.


  • Security leader’s guide to supply chain security

    Over the last 3 years, supply chain attacks rose 1300%. This report is designed to give readers a map with which they can navigate the landscape of software supply chain security, exploring some of the high-level trends in software supply chain threats and how recent attacks provide insight into what’s to come. Read on to learn more.


  • The Monsters in Your Software Supply Chain

    Software supply chain attacks are up over 1000%. Are you prepared to confront the monsters that hackers are setting loose in your software supply chain? Download the new white paper to help arm yourself with knowledge and the tools to stay ahead of the modern software attack.



    Companies with the agility to evolve with current trends and quickly tap new revenue opportunities are best positioned to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic economy – especially when it comes to protecting critical applications. Read this report for a closer look at application and API security trends and remediation strategies.


  • State of software security 2024

    71% of organizations have security debt, with 46% of organizations having persistent, high-severity flaws that constitute critical security debt, according to Veracode’s State of Software Security for 2024. Dive into the report here.


  • Address vulnerabilities during app development

    While incorporating security into the development process makes sense in theory, the reality is that in the turmoil of development, security is often the first corner cut to save time. Veracode Fix emerges as a critical tool in the arsenal of application development teams and application security managers. Read on to learn more.


  • Web-facing applications: Security assessment tools and strategies

    Read this expert E-guide to find out how you can properly asses web application threats and the tools your organization can use for protection. Learn how to mitigate likely web application threats and how you can ensure your business is protected.


  • Web-Facing Applications: Mitigating Likely Web Application Threats

    In this expert E-Guide, learn how the increased use of business-centric Web applications has spawned alarming new information security threats. Also inside, uncover tips, tricks, and best practices for making your Web apps more secure – read on to get started.


  • AWS Quickly and Easily Scale and Secure Your Serverless Applications

    According to Forrester, 25% of developers will be using serverless technologies by next year. However, many organizations have concerns about how legacy application security approaches can support serverless applications. Discover the new serverless security trends that have been cropping up in response to these concerns in this report.


  • Untamed threats: Securing your apps in the wild

    Download this study to learn how security professionals can safeguard their apps and users from malicious activities by illuminating and quantifying the threats to applications in the wild.


  • Embracing a Zero Trust strategy

    Microsoft’s Zero Trust strategy uses strong authentication, least-privilege access, and continuous monitoring to secure identities, devices, applications, data, infrastructure, and networks. To learn how Microsoft’s holistic security solutions can help your organization embrace Zero Trust, read the full white paper.


  • Application security champions report

    This application security champions report dives into how AppSec champion programs operate, what best practices are, and why you should consider adopting one for more consistent and secure software. Access it here.


  • E-Guide: Avoiding Application Security Pitfalls

    This e-guide will explain why people aren’t integrating security with application lifecycle management, the risks businesses take by not taking security measures seriously and what you can do. Read this e-guide to learn why application security measures often fail and what can be done to mitigate them.


  • E-Guide: Expert insights to application security testing and performance

    Two of the biggest challenges in an organization’s application security strategies are testing and integrating best practices within the application lifecycle. In this E-Guide, readers will learn best practices for testing injection integrating security measures into the application lifecycle.


  • Build an effective API security strategy with this guide

    95% of companies have had an API security incident in the past 12 months, with API attack traffic growing by 681%. So, how do you develop an effective API security strategy to combat this? Dive into this whitepaper to get started.


  • E-Guide: Improving software with the building security in maturity model

    This expert tip introduces a model that utilizes a framework to organize software security tasks and help organizations determine where their security practices stand and how to advance them over time.


  • Cyber threats on the rise despite economic slowdown

    When markets become unstable, businesses face uncertainties. This usually means that budgets are tighter, and some business processes may be disrupted. To compound the issue, even if an economic slowdown affects your business, it won’t affect cyber criminals. Read more to learn how to recession-proof your business in uncertain times.


  • E-Guide: Bringing Value to Application Monitoring Through SIM

    This expert e-guide describes the value that security information and management systems (SIMs) can bring to both application monitoring and real-time security. See how you can get the most out of SIM by reading on now.


  • Taking Action to Secure Web Applications

    This expert E-Guide from explores the vulnerabilities of web applications and explores steps you should take to keep them safe.


  • Web Application Firewalls: Patching, SDLC Key for Security, Compliance

    In this expert e-guide, discover how web application firewalls (WAFs), combined with a strong software development lifecycle (SDLC), are playing an essential role in web application security and compliance. See how you can achieve a strategic, defense-in-depth approach to enterprise security by reading on now.


  • E-Book: Technical Guide on Web Application Firewalls

    Web application firewalls are becoming critical data protection and compliance tools that any security decision maker must understand. presents a comprehensive guide to Web Application Firewalls in which experts examine evaluation criteria, deployment considerations and management issues.


  • How improved their application security has become a global leader in cloud software for conversational commerce that enables businesses to deliver a customized customer experience. By partnering with Contrast Security, were able to overhaul their application security. Read on to learn more.


  • Managing Mobile Application Security in the BYO Device Era

    Smartphone success can be greatly attributed to mobile applications. Unfortunately, just as mobile app usage increases, so does the prevalence of malware. Is your organization ready to manage mobile app security in a BYOD world? If not, read this expert E-Guide now!


  • E-Guide: Preventing and detecting security vulnerabilities in Web applications

    The extent of fundamental security flaws in most applications often requires a re-architecture, but there are some secondary measures information security teams can take to safeguard faulty applications. This expert tip maps out the steps security professionals should take to lock down their Web applications.


  • Mobile Application Management in the BYOD Era

    This expert E-Guide from serves as the Enterprise Mobile Application Management Guide, exploring the strategies and tools available for managing the security of your BYOD applications.


  • E-Guide: Shortcut guide to Web application firewall deployment

    Before purchasing a Web application firewall (WAF), there are several factors all organizations must consider. This expert tip offers advice on how to pick a WAF that best fits your organization and lays out the steps for successful deployment.


  • Security Information Management Systems and Application Monitoring

    Did you know your security information management (SIM) system can shed light on application performance issues? This E-Guide details a four-step process for integrating apps into your SIM. View now to learn more!


  • Thwarting Sophisticated Attacks with Today’s Firewalls

    This expert resource explores modern network security, offering key insight into fighting today’s sophisticated threats as well as the differences between next-generation firewall (NGFW) and unified threat management (UTM).


  • E-Guide: Best practices for pen testing Web applications

    This expert E-Guide examines what a Web application test is and best practices to getting the most out of them. Uncover guidelines to ensure your pen test is a success and key recommendations on how you can avoid common pitfalls.


  • Security and efficiency with entry-level hardware security modules (HSMs)

    Security is often constrained by limited resources, but with entry level hardware security modules (HSMs), tailored to function seamlessly within these limitations, security doesn’t have to come at the expense of efficiency. Unlock Utimaco’s catalogue of offerings and find the HSM that’s right for your organization.


  • Technical Guide on SIM: Moving beyond network security toward protecting applications

    SIMs have been widely adopted for their value in correlating, reporting and alerting on network security. But SIMs can be used for more than just network security monitoring. The same tools can also bring value to application managers if used correctly. In this technical guide, gain 4 steps for integrating applications into enterprise SIMs.


  • How & Why NIST is Driving SBOM Evolution

    In December 2020, a supply chain attack on SolarWinds Orion software exposed over 100 private sector entities and 9 Federal agencies to cyber threats. The incident prompted the issuance of Cybersecurity Executive Order 14028. Download this guide and get insight into The National Institute of Standards (NIST) role in the EO.


  • E-Guide: Using web application firewalls to ease compliance efforts

    When properly maintained, Web application firewalls help organizations ease PCI management and compliance obligations. This expert guide highlights the various compliance benefits WAF provide and explains how they can also be used to protect against both common and emerging threats.


  • 5 Leadership Tips to Set Up Your Business for AppSec Success

    With the constant rise in cyber-attacks year after year, your applications need to be protected just like your data and infrastructure. Even though it is common for organizations to have AppSec practices, to enhance your defense against threats, effective leadership must be a big part of the equation. Read on to learn tips on how to achieve it.


  • E-Guide: The dangers of application logic attacks

    Developing a secure and effective Web application can be daunting. And, hackers aren't making this task any easier. In this tip from our Ask the Experts section, Web application security expert Michael Cobb explains how hackers use application logic to solicit an attack and advises how to prevent them.


  • How to expand app security testing coverage without slowing development

    Discover in this case study how HCL Tech is helping organizations implement Interactive Application Security Testing solutions, which can help businesses expand and improve security testing without slowing down application software development.


  • Securing critical infrastructure: An integrated approach

    Fortinet's OT Security Platform offers secure networking, zero trust, and security operations for OT environments, enabling IT and OT security convergence. It simplifies operations and reduces costs while ensuring critical infrastructure protection through connectivity, segmentation, and vulnerability management.


  • Application security: Understanding how software is protected

    According to a recent report, 76% of all software applications have some sort of a security flaw. Applications are often seen as products in and of themselves, but when they are given sensitive information, it is important that they also be secure. Access the full infosheet to learn more about the current state of application security.


  • E-Guide: Configure Outbound Firewall Rules for Data Protection

    A new form of firewall was recently developed in order to withstand more sophisticated threats. Consult this expert E-guide to learn more about the value of application firewalls and how they can benefit the security of your business.


  • Securing your APIs: What you need to know

    If you have APIs unaccounted for out in the wild, they’re just a security breach waiting to happen. But how can your organization balance tight security with fast development times? This webinar dives into what you need to know to secure your APIs, including how to shift left effectively and how to solve the runtime security problem. Tune in here.