Implementing an Application Security Policy: Nine Key Questions

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Every control should be well publicized and sponsored by the highest CXO type — and be well understood and accepted by the development community. If we don’t have acceptance, it’s likely our fault for not using their language. Security testing without understanding and agreement is just punitive.

There has been a lot of news lately about high-profile attacks on Web applications. Hackers employ tactics like cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injections, which have been around for more than 20 years. Yet, both are prevalent attack vectors now more than ever before - which makes it that much more important for organizations to have a formalized application security policy for their developer teams.

John Jacott, security evangelist for Coverity, which offers a development testing platform, sheds some insight on nine important questions that should be central to implementing an application security policy in any organization.


Related Topics : Vulnerabilities and Patches, Resellers, Broadcom, Broadband Services, Supercomputing

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