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Three phases of Application Security

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Application security is described as the development, addition, and testing of security features within applications to avoid security vulnerabilities from appearing due to threats such as unauthorized change.

Phase I: GRASP

Most individuals mistakenly believe that security is about the activity when it is truly about integrity. Many businesses approach security by starting small and working their way up to the many practical milestones that must be met in order to achieve a secure posture.

While many of these actions are necessary, an organization must first understand what it needs to accomplish and why before taking proper action. Organizations all too frequently want to get straight into the doing without first doing the planning.

The GRASP phase of the action plan's goal is to define exactly where you're heading, why it's vital, and how you'll go about getting there. Examining the important elements of this action plan, such as:

  • Defining your goal

  • Understanding the Business Context

  • Implementing the Threat Model


The majority of people believe security is about procedures when it is actually about commitment. Many businesses fall into what experts call "the compliance trap," in which they attempt to define a prescribed set of controls and then certify their compliance with that framework.

Such checklist-based security models, on the other hand, are intrinsically problematic since they do not account for the subtleties and other characteristics that are unique to that business; hence, even a "compliant" system will have security vulnerabilities.

Instead of focusing on process-based compliance, firms should concentrate on dedication. This necessitates an organization's true understanding of how their system could be attacked, the identification of exploitable vulnerabilities, and the determination of how to fix those faults.

We will look at crucial acts in this phase, including:

  • Break Security Features

  • Chain Vulnerabilities

  • Strategize Mitigations


Most people mistakenly believe that security is about getting a "clean bill of health," when it is actually about education. Organizations frequently want a certificate stating that their system is free of security issues, which they may subsequently utilize for marketing and sales enablement.

This way of thinking, on the other hand, thinks that security is static while, in fact, it is dynamic. Attackers change with time, attack strategies evolve, market conditions shift, and technology advances. All of these changes substantially alter the threat model and assault landscape, necessitating a company's adaptation.

Organizations must constantly educate themselves, learn, and evolve in order to be effective. We look at the most important aspects of this era, such as:

  • Reassess System

  • Study Attack Evolution

  • Update Security Models

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