Gartner Research

Application Security: Think Big, Start With What Matters

Published: 11 June 2014

ID: G00263190

Analyst(s): Ben Tomhave, Ramon Krikken


Application security is a key part of security programs. This research presents a guidance framework for building an application security program based on key guiding principles that are essential to program success.

Table Of Contents
  • Recommendations

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Program Governance and Risk Management
    • Standards and Compliance
    • Secure Foundations
  • Requirements Management
  • Architecture
  • Secure Coding Practices
  • Security Testing and Validation
  • Communication, Collaboration and Feedback Loops
    • Measurements and Metrics
    • Vulnerability and Issue Management
    • Mentoring and Knowledge Transfer

Risks and Pitfalls

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