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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

These are also closely related to: "Insecure Open Source Components"

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    Today’s cybercriminals have your applications and software in their crosshairs. As a result, delivering secure code has never been more important.


    But what, exactly, are the common software vulnerabilities you need to know about? How do attackers exploit them? And what should you do to prevent a breach?


    This 31-page eBook answers all these questions and more, providing a roadmap to secure coding in practice. Topics covered inside include:


    • A brief history of hacking
    • 4 key pillars of secure coding
    • How to deliver safer code faster
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  • 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 have the security means to defend themselves.

    This infosheet looks at application security, going through and highlighting its importance, as well as the many different factors that play into it. Access the full infosheet to learn more about application security and what steps you can take to ensure the security of your software.

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