The Seven Deadly Myths of Software Security

Hugh Thompson, Chief Security Strategist at People Security and a world-renowned expert in application security, debunks several important software security myths.

In this paper, we outline some of the most prevalent myths about security that you should consider when looking to improve the security of your software. Falling prey to these deadly myths could at best cause you to waste valuable cycles on useless "security" activities or at worst, cause your applications to be less secure.


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