The Affect of Language Choice on Software Security

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Ryan O'Boyle, Veracode Strategic Research Manager

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All languages are not created equal. Some are higher-level and allow fewer flaws, while others like C++ and PHP are riddled with risky vulnerabilities that can cause expensive (and time consuming) roadblocks in your development process. And because developers have to work fast to hit tight deadlines, slowing down to figure out the why’s and the how’s isn’t always an option. It’s critical for developers to stay one step ahead of the riskiest languages and the flaws they carry by examining flaw frequency trends and understanding how they affect the security of an application. Join this session to learn: • Which languages carry the most risk to your code • Which flaws impact languages most frequently • The ways language choice can influence security Don’t miss out as we dig into data from 130,000 application scans and discuss the latest trends in software security, including which languages can affect the security of your code. Interested in learning more about the findings from this year's SOSS report? Tune into sessions from this year's Hot SOSS virtual summit:

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