Over the past few years, society has seen a flock of security trends develop. Mostly, it's a democratic effort, which will allow companies to smoothly transition from using an external security advisor to a more hands-on approach. Companies are recruiting new staff members and are investing in their employees by educating specific individuals in application security. This also means that the pressure is on the developers as they are being held responsible and accountable for the results of their security applications. What many of us may not realize is that hackers not only attack larger corporations and businesses – they also seek small businesses as they believe small and medium size businesses are easy prey. Statistics show that a fourth of the small and mid-size business owners report security issues. Even with the introduction of cloud computing security trends and research directions, we expect the number of incidents still to rise. In a world where application security is vital to the Internet of Things (IoT), security codes and discovery techniques must be on point. Since the conception of the Information Highway back in the 90s, online retail, online banking, emails, smartphones, etc., developers have been super busy with risk assessments and strategies to prevent hackers from stealing identities, money and from the destruction of computing systems.