Posted by Synopsys Editorial Team on January 27, 2016
According to NIST, 92% of reported security vulnerabilities are in applications, not in networks. And yet, most companies maintain a reactive security approach when it comes to these applications. Why wait for an attacker to get past the network security and into your unprotected sensitive data before you decide to do something about it?
When security becomes a problem, it becomes a crisis. Getting ahead of the crisis potential with a proactive security approach allows you to reclaim your staff and reinvest your time and activities to further your company’s goals and industry reputation. If you wait until it’s too late, all attention will re-focus on remediation efforts and damage control, attempting to hold onto what little trust still remains within your customer-base.
A more logical approach is to get ahead of the bad guys. But the security conversation tends to be a daunting one for many firms. When the application security conversation starts, many organizations find that the conversation usually looks like this:
There are six primary hurdles organizations face when working toward a proactive security approach; several of which have to do with cost, time, and the ever-evolving security advancements. While the security conversation is often intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. There are ways to overcome these security hurdles.
Managed Services exists to take the security burden off your shoulders, working to secure your firm’s applications. In fact, according to Comptia, 47% of businesses are using Managed Services to address their security needs.
Take a closer look into each of the six application security hurdles and how Managed Services can assist your organization in overcoming them proactively.