When discussing the IT-business relevance of application security in her Knowledge Network definition document, IT Business Edge contributor Crystal Bedell summed things up concisely:
"Network security efforts alone cannot protect applications from the many vulnerabilities that riddle code. Whether building custom applications in-house or purchasing vendor-built software, businesses should plan an application-security strategy that enforces security practices throughout the application's life cycle."
To get IT decision-makers started, she offers suggestions on how to develop that plan:
And that's just the start on a path to making your applications more secure, whether destined for in-house use, "the cloud" or wherever you need them to work for you.
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