In the world of software design, security is becoming an increasingly important concern during development. Applications have become more accessible over different networks and as a result, are more vulnerable to a wide variety of threats.

Many applications are fundamentally flawed, making it possible for hackers to steal data, hijack user inputs, or deny service entirely. Application security protects applications from external threats using software, hardware, and procedural methods.

The following slideshow from column Information Security presents an application checklist—a look at how your company can counter the impact of seven top application security threats.

You can view the slideshow below.

Author: Nori De Jesus is the Global Director of Marketing at Column Information Security. Nori brings over 20 years of experience as an advent marketer and business strategist working with software manufacturers and launching proprietary software solutions into the market. Follow Column on Twitter @ColumnInfoSec.

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