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CISO Playbook: Embedding AST in the Software Development Life Cycle

Published: 17 November 2017

ID: G00333027

Analyst(s): Ayal Tirosh , Prateek Bhajanka


Application security testing is a critical security activity that can reduce the risk of vulnerable applications. Security and risk management leaders should embed AST into all the stages of the software development life cycle to reduce associated business risk.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define AST Policy to Support Consistency, Coverage and Quality
  • Utilizing AST in Development, Prerelease and Production
    • Development
    • Prerelease Testing
    • Production
  • Make AST More Scalable
    • Adapt AST to Support the Way the Business Develops Applications
    • Correlate and Prioritize Vulnerabilities

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