Amit Ashbel, Cyber Security Evangelist, Checkmarx, explains why automated application security testing is the first step in combating cyber crime. The world is moving at an incredible pace. New technologies are regularly announced and whole ecosystems developed around them; such as the internet of things (IoT) for example. However, with these new developments come security risks to both businesses and consumers; hacking and cyber crime are now widely reported. The first step to combating these increased risks is to secure the application code in order to stop vulnerabilities at the root. Read more on Software Testing News here.