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Don't Ignore Security In Low-Code Development

Low-Code Mitigates Some Security Risks — But "Citizen Developers" Bring New Challenges

December 23, 2020


Why Read This Brief

The low-code movement can turn anyone into a developer, but it can't turn anyone into a security-aware developer. Low-code platforms abstract away some security risks, but other security requirements remain. Security pros should read this report to learn how to work with low-code developers and how to manage the security benefits and risks of low-code development.

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Table of Contents

  • Non-Security-Aware Developers Multiply With Low-Code
  • Low-Code Platforms Abstract Away Some Security Risks, But Not All
  • Recommendations

  • Tailor Your App Security Controls To Your Developers And Platforms
  • Supplemental Material
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