Applications form the lifeline of any business today – and they are under attack more than ever before. Where previously we focused our attention on securing organizations’ network parameters, today the application level is where the focus is for attackers.
According to Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, web applications “remains the proverbial punching bag of the internet,” with about 80% of attacks in the application layer, as Gartner has stated. Taking proactive measures to protect your company and customer data is no longer an option: It is a business imperative for enterprises across all industries.
Application Security is built around the concept of ensuring that the code written for an application does what it was built to do, and keeps the contained data secure.
Application security puts a primary focus on three elements:
Our Application Security Testing solution addresses the growing cybersecurity threat to critical business applications.
In today’s fast-paced world there is an increasing focus on enhancing the user experience through the rapid release of new applications. This demand for speed leaves many organizations feeling there is not enough time to spend on security, increasing the risk to their critical business applications.
Web and mobile applications capture and hold sensitive corporate and customer data. However, they are highly vulnerable – 80% of cyberattacks occur at the application layer. Until recently applications were viewed as low risk because they were largely internal, so securing the infrastructure was the priority instead; but applications are now open to the world. Add to this a lack of security training on the part of application developers focused on functionality, and it’s clear that a more proactive approach to security is required.