Craft a SaaS-oriented web application vulnerability mitigation policy

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Judith Myerson

Date archived: July 28, 2016 | First published: June 27, 2012

Organizations depend on web-based software to run business processes, conduct transactions, and deliver services to customers; when deadlines loom, the business may get frantic and sacrifice security features in order to move the application more quickly into production. This reaction often results in a substandard application. A more proactive solution is to establish a Software as a Service (SaaS)-oriented web application vulnerability mitigation policy (complete with a SaaS-based app-vulnerability scanner) that anticipates application trouble spots and contains several pre-configured solutions to repair them. The author provides a roadmap to such a policy and illustrates using a scanner tool in the form of IBM® Rational® AppScan products.

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