Application Security (Secure SDLC)
Application security establish a process for secure code development with checkpoints
and success criteria before the code can be promoted to production.
What is Application Security?
Application security is the process of adding, developing, and testing security measures within applications to prevent security vulnerabilities against threats such as illegal access and alteration.
Why is Application Security so important?
Why this security important to protect customers' data? Data security and privacy are core aspects of every security approach. So, Every application processes and stores sensitive business information and customer data, often the prime targets in a breach.
Application security-- which includes controlling and monitoring application vulnerabilities--- is crucial for a number of reasons, among them the following:
1. Finding and fixing vulnerabilities reduces security risks and doing so helps reduce an organization's overall attack surface.
2. Software vulnerabilities are common. While not all of them are serious, even noncritical vulnerabilities can be combined for use in attack chains. Also, Reducing the number of security vulnerabilities and weaknesses helps reduce the overall impact of attacks.
3. Taking a proactive approach to this security is better than reactive security measures. Being proactive enables defenders to identify and neutralize attacks earlier, sometimes before any damage is done.
4. As enterprises move more of their data, code, and operations into the cloud, attacks against those assets can increase. Application security measures can help reduce the impact of such attacks.Neglecting application security may expose an enterprise to potentially existential threats.
What makes Application Security difficult to bolster?
The leading reason for finding it difficult to remediate application security vulnerabilities is an inability to quickly patch apps that are in production, followed by an inability to detect swiftly vulnerabilities/threats and a lack of enabling security tools or qualified personnel.
What is threat modeling?
Reviewing threats to an organization or information system and formally determining their true nature is known as threat modeling and threat assessment, respectively. One of the initial steps in this security is threat modeling, which typically consists of the next five steps:
1. Firstly, Rigorously defining enterprise assets;
2. Identifying what each application does or will do with respect to these assets;
3. Creating a security profile for each application;
4. Identifying and prioritizing potential threats; and
5. Documenting adverse events and the actions taken in each case.