An organization that wants to establish credibility in today’s world – whether in the field of IoT, Mobile Apps, or the regular (but much needed) Software Development – has to invest in its security Testing department. This is not an option, but the need of the hour. To survive – and to beat the competition – an app has to have fool proof security.
Myths, ironically as it may sound, are usually a result of too much focus being put on the so-called “best practices” available for every function and role. Organizations that have a blind faith on these myths often fall prey to wastage of efforts and resources – and end up with products that are not as secure as they ought to be.
This blog lists five of these common myths and tries to debunk them.
1: Penetration Testing Finds (and Solves) all Major Weaknesses
Pen testing is not something that can (or will) solve all problems related to software security – and it should not be treated as a one-stop shop for all your vulnerabilities. Even after a pen test is performed, a few issues may remain well hidden only to resurface at a later point in time, when it will be far more costly to resolve them.
2: Security is the Solo Responsibility of Developers – or a Single Department
Security Testing is not the responsibility of a single group. Rather, a group of people from the development, quality, and testing departments must come together – a la DevOps – and create a software security group (SSG)
3: Perimeter (read Network) Security is Enough to Defend Applications
The real solution is to make sturdy, fully-secure applications that may cannot be hacked into.
4: Compliance with Internal Standards Is a Guarantee of Security
Most standards only touch the surface of the aspect of security as they have been laid down to achieve some other, very specific goals.
5: “We don’t have a software security problem.”
In fact, organizations that do not pay heed to the security needs in fact are endangering a huge amount of private data – which may result in an irreplaceable loss of trust and confidence of the customers.
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