enabler logo-1

Mastering Coverage

The Four Critical Dimensions of Application Security Coverage

The Four Dimensions of Application Security "Coverage"

It may seem simple to ensure your security verification efforts get good coverage. But since the dawn of the OWASP Top Ten in 2003, vendors, consultants, managers, and CISOs have been reporting their appsec coverage in a disorganized, inaccurate, and often wildly optimistic way.

Nobody in application security wants to touch this taboo topic.

For many application security vendors, “coverage” is the third rail —but perhaps the most critical part of your application security strategy.

So, what is your Application Security Coverage?

“Coverage” is a deceptively complex concept, but in this Technical Brief, we break down the different dimensions of application security coverage in the following ways:

  • Portfolio Coverage
  • Security Coverage
  • Code Coverage
  • Continuous Coverage
Our recommendations can help you build an application security program that allows you to understand and improve coverage, instead of just measuring the size of your pile of vulnerabilities.

Technical Brief

We take your privacy seriously at Contrast Security; security is what we’re all about in the first place! We use the information you provide to us on the basis of legitimate interest to make sure you get more information about the topics that may be of interest to you. By submitting this form you agree to our collection and use of your information, including personal data where applicable, in accordance with our Privacy Policy. To manage your email preferences, click here.