Application security and your career: 5 key areas to focus on

As an application security professional, however, you have to be able to keep pace with faster development, incorporate data security to minimize running afoul of new privacy regulations, and continue to learn new technologies, said Dan Cornell, chief technology officer for software-security consultancy Denim Group.

“Applications are … not monolithic things — it’s the web front end and there are 20 different microservices. When we look at the skills that app sec folks need, it has really expanded. The developers have learned a lot of new stuff, and so application security needs to catch up.”
—Dan Cornell

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.

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