Applications play a critical role in supporting key business processes, but organizations are struggling to keep them safe.
The 2018 Cybersecurity Insiders Application Security Report reveals that 62% of cybersecurity professionals are at best moderately confident in their organization’s application security posture. Not surprisingly, about the same number consider their application security strategies immature.
Customer-facing web applications present the highest security risk to businesses, according to 41% of those surveyed. Nearly every single web application today has at least one vulnerability, according to a recent TechRepublic article. Most alarming to security leaders is the time needed to remediate critical application vulnerabilities is often measured in months, not in days or even weeks.
Application security must be a high priority for all organizations to ensure their company’s brand and top executives stay out of newspaper headlines. The Application Security Report also shows that 23% of organizations already have experience with application breaches or compromises in the past 12 months, with 8% of attacks in just within the previous month.
Protect yourself from unauthorized access, as your data is easily accessible across the internet. Weak cybersecurity can lead to unauthorized access to your valuable information. After all, you wouldn’t leave your home unlocked when you’re heading off to the work.
More troubling, more than one-third of respondents couldn’t even report whether or not they had sustained a breach or compromise over the past five years.
Clearly, organizations have to make improvements in how they protect business applications. Especially, as more applications are being designed and hosted on the web for external access. This guide presents five key areas where you should focus to better protect applications against the latest cybersecurity threats.
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