There’s one thing that businesses, their customers and cyber criminals have in common: They all love web applications. The reasons for their affection, of course, vary.
Web apps add agility to organizations’ operations such as sales, marketing and customer support, and make business transactions more convenient for customers. Meanwhile, hackers salivate at web apps’ often porous attack surfaces and at their links to backend databases full of confidential information.
With web apps now a key tool for millions of businesses, as well as a major target for criminals, a troubling trend is emerging: The number of successful attacks against them is rising, along with the costs to recover from the resulting data breaches.
As web services power digital transformations in B2B and B2C e-commerce, mobility, IoT and cloud computing, organizations must prioritize web app protection, which infosec teams have historically overlooked.