Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Application Security: What Causes Inertia?

Joseph Feiman of WhiteHat Security on the Need for Cultural Change
Joseph Feiman, chief strategy officer, WhiteHat Security

Application security is not improving because about 60 percent of vulnerabilities never get fixed, says Joseph Feiman of WhiteHat Security.

See Also: The Application Security Team's Framework For Upgrading Legacy Applications

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New York Security Summit, Feiman discusses:

  • Why so many organizations live with a false sense of security;
  • Using technology to detect application vulnerabilities;
  • The cultural change needed to improve application security.

Feiman, Ph.D., is chief strategy officer at WhiteHat Security. Previously, Feiman worked for Gartner as research vice president and fellow and was chief innovation officer at application security vendor Veracode,


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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