Security Study: Developer Rush To Release Increases App Risk

The explosive growth of mobile apps and the shift to cloud computing are increasing security risks at the application level, a problem that organizations can overcome by hiring skilled developers and lessening the “rush to release,” according to a new report.

That report — Application Security in the Changing Risk Landscape — was released yesterday by the Ponemon Institute and F5 Networks Inc., which provides application-level security products and services. It polled 605 IT and IT security pros to glean insights about their approach to protecting mission-critical applications.

“One of the key takeaways of the report is that lack of visibility into the application layer is now the main barrier to achieving a strong application security posture,” said F5 exec Mike Convertino in a blog post yesterday.

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