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Incorporate Application Security Throughout the Application Life Cycle

Published: 14 March 2017

ID: G00317944

Analyst(s): Prateek Bhajanka , Rajpreet Kaur , Ayal Tirosh


With the rise in targeted application layer attacks, security and risk management leaders must address an application's security throughout its entire life cycle, instead of only after it's been deployed.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop an Application Security Management Program
  • Develop an Inventory and Classification Scheme
  • Train Application Developers on Secure Coding Practices
  • Evaluate Third-Party Application Developers' Capabilities for Application Security
  • Leverage External Security Controls to Protect Applications Against Web-Based Attacks
  • Conduct Regular Application Security Testing
    • Prioritize Vulnerabilities
    • Report on Findings
    • Remediate/Mitigate/Accept
    • Revalidate Vulnerabilities Against the Report
    • Retest Applications as per AST Policy

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