How SOA increases your application security risk

Monday, 9 April 2007, 12:33 AM EST

Service-oriented architecture changes the security equation by introducing a greater reliance on third parties for application development and operation. But according to Ray Wagner, managing vice president of information security and privacy at Gartner, this is a matter of degree rather than an introduction of a totally new security exposure.

For instance, an SOA application may depend on a web-based third-party service to provide vital functionality, with obvious security implications. But thousands of users already do this when they activate Microsoft’s automatic updates.

At Computerworld.

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