The Importance of application classification in secure application development
As organizations race to integrate security into the software development process, they are realizing that many security flaws can be fixed long before deployment. Industry experts are recognizing the need for application security in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), while related organizations such as the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC) are growing in popularity. Furthermore, regulations such as the Payment Card Industry (PCI) initiative mandate that security be entrenched in the development and product management lifecycles.
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