Data, privacy, breaches, these topics are bandied about a lot these days, and for good reason. The damage from attacks and leaks seems to get more severe with news story. In the aftermath, a company’s image, reputation, even its customer’s trust – not to mention significant sources of revenue – are at stake. There’s even legislation afoot forcing companies to protect consumer data.
Now consider that today’s software applications are essentially modern-day storefronts. Businesses are expanding, which means they’re doubling down on mobile, web or API-based applications; the volume and frequency for application production is increasing. Simultaneously, the complexity and volume of attacks on these applications is also increasing. Further, there aren’t enough people available who understand and can implement sufficient applications security to handle the problem. (more…)