A couple of interesting conferences wrapped up earlier this month: The Black Hat Conference and the Defcon Conference. While I’m certainly not active with either of them, I find the news coming out of both conferences to be extremely interesting. In fact, I think that every business would benefit from keeping a close eye on these two conferences.
Why? For one thing, they attract some of the world’s foremost security researchers. The new security holes they uncover range from interesting to downright scary. If you want to see for yourself, here’s a list of 10 of the scariest hacks from Black Hat and Defcon. As a business, these are potential security issues that I would want to know about.
With that in mind, here’s a question for businesses: What are you doing to ensure that your systems and applications are secure? While there’s many different ways to secure your applications, I think it starts with the foundation. What programming language have you built your applications on? Is it secure? While I do realize that the programmer plays a vital role in application security, some languages are more secure than others. Here’s an interesting article that addresses this issue and points to Java and C# as being two of the better choices for business.
Of course, that’s just one way to make your business apps more secure. If you have any other security tips for business apps, I’d love to hear them.