Organizations today face increasing threats to their data, from ever-more nefarious, cutting-edge hackers who put any large company with a website or an app at risk.

But there are steps that can be taken to thwart the theft of digital data:
  • Ensure compliance to standards. There are several code security standards out there, but the question is, how do organizations understand what they mean and apply them to their own software development efforts.
  • Identify security flaws across the organization. Code coming from your developers, COTS and (most suspect) open source can all have potentially damaging flaws.
  • Stay informed with reporting and metrics. Organizations must measure and gauge the effectiveness of their defect reduction efforts.