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SANS 2016 State of Application Security

Best practices and advice on managing your AppSec program

The SANS 2016 State of Application Security reports that AppSec is continuing to mature within organizations according to the 475 respondents surveyed.

This year's SANS Institute report gave insight into how essential AppSec programs have become and what respondents are doing to improve their programs despite the lack of skills, funding, and management buy-in.

A shift of responsibility for security testing is becoming more apparent as 30% now assign responsibility to development teams. More than ever, large and distributed group of roles are now responsible for AppSec testing, acceptance and correction.

Key findings from the 2016 SANS Report:

  • 38% of organizations have a "maturing" AppSec program
  • 40% have documented approaches and policies to which third-party software vendors must adhere
  • 41% name public-facing web apps as the leading cause of breaches
  • 23% report applications are the source of breaches, attacks on others, or sensitive data leaks

Download the SANS 2016 State of Application Security and learn how to adopt a more coordinated cross-functional effort in your organization.

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Best practices and advice on managing your AppSec program

The SANS 2016 State of Application Security reports that AppSec is continuing to mature within organizations according to the 475 respondents surveyed.

This year's SANS Institute report gave insight into how essential AppSec programs have become and what respondents are doing to improve their programs despite the lack of skills, funding, and management buy-in.

A shift of responsibility for security testing is becoming more apparent as 30% now assign responsibility to development teams. More than ever, large and distributed group of roles are now responsible for AppSec testing, acceptance and correction.

Key findings from the 2016 SANS Report:

  • 38% of organizations have a "maturing" AppSec program
  • 40% have documented approaches and policies to which third-party software vendors must adhere
  • 41% name public-facing web apps as the leading cause of breaches
  • 23% report applications are the source of breaches, attacks on others, or sensitive data leaks

Download the SANS 2016 State of Application Security and learn how to adopt a more coordinated cross-functional effort in your organization.