Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
The path to creating a secure application begins by rigorously testing source code for all vulnerabilities and ensuring that use of the application does not compromise or allow others to compromise data privacy and integrity.
Implementing source code vulnerability testing in the software development life cycle. Finding and fixing security issues early is an application project can help reduce development costs while improving software quality. Source code security tools implemented and used across the software development life cycle are known to provide such results.
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