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Software is not created equal, especially when it comes to security. I’ve done my fair share of talking in this column about how to create and measure a software security initiative to make sure the software you build yourself is secure and I’ve even talked about how to get started with a brand new software security initiative. How can you tell whether the software you buy or outsource to others to build is secure enough? Do you trust your vendors? Do all vendors do the same thing when it comes to software security? (Hint: the answers are “good question,” “why?” and “no.”) Every enterprise depends on software Every modern enterprise uses lots of software. Some enterprise software is homegrown, but a vast majority of enterprise software is third-party software built and maintained by outside vendors. Third-party software itself comes in several flavors: it can be custom built to specification, it can be commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS), and it can live in the cloud as part of a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Many large firms are working hard on ... Access >>>
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