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by Senior Editor

Code Security: A survival guide

May 26, 20103 mins
Application SecurityCTOCybercrime

Looking for ideas to improve how code security is done in your enterprise? Here are several.

Code security is something companies have struggled with for some time. In the rush to make new websites and applications available to customers, vulnerabilities are inevitably left behind.

But more companies are starting to realize security must be baked into their code from the very beginning. The question is how best to get there.

To help answer that question, CSO has assembled a collection of related articles, podcasts and columns in one place for quick study and practical solutions.

UPDATED 2/23/2011

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