Application security is a strategic imperative for organizations developing internal and public-facing software. Exploits of software security vulnerabilities can result in loss of customer or company information, disruption of business operations, damage to public image, regulatory penalties, and costly litigation.
Adding to the management challenge, the software development life cycle (SDLC) is increasingly complex. Demands for agility and faster time to market, distributed development teams, and rapidly evolving languages and technologies are all contributing factors.
To remain competitive, development teams increasingly rely on open source software—cost-effective, reusable software building blocks created and maintained by global communities of developers.