Getting To The Root Of Application Security Problems

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 09, 2013 11:47 pm PST

Though many enterprises invest in security testing ranging from automated vulnerability scans to full-out penetration testing, in rare instances do organizations do root cause analysis on the results and feed that information back into the application development lifecycle. Many experts within the security community say that lack of root cause analysis is keeping application security stuck in a rut.

“In most cases, organizations focus on solving the symptom and very rarely focus on addressing the underlying causes of their vulnerabilities,” says Ryan Poppa, senior product manager for Rapid7. “Vulnerabilities are an unfortunate part of the development cycle, but it should be taken by organizations as an opportunity to learn and to move the ball forward, instead of just being seen as a cost to the business that needs to be minimized.”