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AppSec is Dead, but Software Security Is Alive & Well

October 29, 2018

Application security must be re-envisioned to support software security. It’s time to shake up your processes.

There’s no denying that an enterprise’s application ecosystem must be protected, especially when the average total cost of a breach comes in at $3.62 million. But thwarting increasingly severe and frequent threats requires a holistic approach to security, one that places emphasis on managing not only application vulnerabilities but all software exposure.

In fact, the term “application security” should be removed from an organization’s vocabulary and replaced with the broader term “software security.” Software serves as the backbone to much of the digital transformation taking place within organizations today, which means it’s time for CIOs, security leaders, and DevOps roles to come together and understand that the approach to securing software needs to evolve as well.

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