In May 2021, the White House issued an Executive Order (EO) focusing on improving the United States’ cybersecurity posture. Among other things, the EO calls for enhancing software supply chain security and strengthening the security of software used by the Federal Government. In short, this EO puts application security (AppSec) front and center. Beyond this EO, various regulatory and industry guidelines and mandates either imply or point directly to building stronger AppSec programs to protect private consumer information.
To better understand how compliance and regulatory requirements are impacting companies’ AppSec programs, ZeroNorth surveyed 168 security and technology professionals globally, including 85 in the United States.