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Improve Application Security by Turning it into Code

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Topics: Thought Leaders

Why is application security such a pain? One of the hard problems with application security is that there are a zillion different ways that things can go wrong.

devops-application-security.jpgEarlier this week I wrote a guest blog post for App Developer Magazine. In the post I concede that application security is far more than any one person can be expert in. It's unfair to think that a software developer, who is already supposed to be expert in all the latest software languages, frameworks and best practices, should also be keeping up with application security.

So, what is the answer? 

One way out of this trap is to turn application security into code.

To see what I mean, please click here to read the full article in App Developer Magazine. 

 

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Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Williams, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Jeff brings more than 20 years of security leadership experience as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Contrast. In 2002, Jeff co-founded and became CEO of Aspect Security, a successful and innovative consulting company focused on application security. Jeff is also a founder and major contributor to OWASP, where he served as the Chair of the OWASP Board for 8 years.

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"When we instrumented applications at the UK's largest Government Department with Contrast Assess, it was like handing our project teams an incredibly powerful debugging agent containing the sum total of application security knowledge.” 

Declan O'Riordan
Security Testing Manager
Testing IT, Ltd.
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