For a business to get anywhere these days, having the right software tools is key. Software keeps things clear, organized and, running smoothly, and many times it’s a godsend for growing companies. Unfortunately, security breaches are more often than not from shady software. Most of the time, businesses are so taken with the features that they neglect to check that basic security tests have been run.

Fewer than one in five enterprises conduct software security assessments on third party software. That’s bad news to the average enterprise that outsources development for 65% of its mission critical apps. Even worse, but ever telling, is the fact that 63% of reported data breaches were the result of security deficiency in third party code.

Read on for how companies can avoid and protect themselves against a breach. Leave us a comment letting us know what you think and don’t forget to like and share.

Third Party Software Security Infographic

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

 

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Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, a social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, KY and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.