WHY DO YOU NEED APPLICATION SECURITY?
WHAT DOES GOOD LOOK LIKE?
It seems to be an impossible dichotomy: On one hand businesses need to drive innovation and speed to market, while on the other hand as the world continues to go through a period of huge change the web applications which help to achieve these goals accounts for 26% of security breaches in Europe.
Today’s consumers expect rapid development of online services and mobile apps. This has brought together Development and Operations teams at an unprecedented rate. CISOs and their teams have an unenviable task of creating secure practices around software development whilst continuing to achieve the business agenda of driving innovation and speed to market. The mountain to climb is steep but not unachievable.
Work with us to understand what good Application Security really looks like, how to establish root causes and define priorities to drive a transformational change and bring everyone on the journey with you. To learn more download your guide to our Application Security Solutions.
NURTURING UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
Our goal is to bring DevOps and Security together: DevSecOps. This type of development team understands the security implications of what is being built and anticipates security issues before they cause damage further into the lifecycle. But it’s a challenge: agility and flexibility vs. secure boundaries.
Vulnerabilities in any online product or service are preyed upon by cyber threat actors; they represent an easy target compared to resilient cloud infrastructure. The resulting disruption to an organization in terms of customer trust, business disruption, reputation and compliance can be catastrophic and cost millions.
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The past few years have seen a tremendous increase in the number and severity of successful attacks aimed at the application layer. Therefore, to truly address the risk enterprises are facing from cyberattackers of all kinds, companies must secure the three main access points to digital data: network, hardware and the software that supports their business operations.
Yet, in the world of IT security, application security is typically the final layer of security an organization uses to protect data. The reasons for this vary, depending on the organization, but generally fall into one of three buckets: a lack of time, resources or budget. Organizations typically find perimeter and network security relatively easy to understand and implement, since they only require an IT team to purchase a firewall or endpoint security solution and then configure it properly.
Application security, on the other hand, is less clear to organizations and rife with misconceptions, including the idea that embarking on an application security program requires excessive amounts of time, people and money.