Why Security Features Don't Secure Software

Dave Morris

ENCRYPTION IS NO GUARANTEE OF SECURITY:

Secure software (or the lack thereof) is a now a daily news topic and a major challenge for a growing number of companies who are increasing the amount and complexity of software in their products. Many software architects and developers lack training in security technologies and techniques and have only a rudimentary understanding of what should be done to improve application security. The urgency to improve application security has resulted in security being added to the requirements list in the form of features. This has resulted in feature requirements such as application firewalls, data encryption modules, and adding SSL to secure data flows. While these are all positive improvements; security features don’t do much to address some of the most prevalent security issues, which are the result of insecure code.

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Topics: secure application development, Static Analysis

Building Better Software

Improving Reliability Safety and Security

We live in an interconnected world — people are interacting with machines and devices that are in turn communicating with each other-  our lives and livelihoods now depend on software.

Software innovation is driving the creation of new products and markets, increasing the pressure on development organizations to deliver more features under tight schedules and budget – and unreliable, unsafe and insecure software is not an option. 

This blog is intended to share insights and approaches to help organizations manage the increasing complexity of embedded software development and to launch secure, high-quality, feature-rich products, ahead of the competition

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