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Webinar Replay: Application security mistakes you can’t afford to make

EducationSummary: As cyber-attacks increase and become more sophisticated, application security should be a top priority. Yet, businesses still struggle in this area. They are not only still developing applications with poor security, they’re building applications with widely-known vulnerabilities. This webinar replay will help you learn problems that lead to vulnerable applications, and security mistakes you can’t afford to make.

photo credit: JavadR via pixabay cc
photo credit: JavadR via pixabay cc

Let me ask you a question: Which aspect of your business systems do you think hackers target the most? As mentioned in this article: “According to numerous studies, the preferred method for attacking businesses’ online assets is via their Web applications.”

Why do hackers target web apps? Because they are commonly built with known vulnerabilities–giving attackers an easy way into a business.

A recent report found that 86 percent of web applications tested had serious issues with authentication, access control, and confidentiality. What’s worse, 52% of web applications suffered from commonly-known vulnerabilities, like Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, and others.

These findings are downright scary. Businesses aren’t even protecting their applications against the most common threats. For a decade now, threats like Cross-Site Scripting and SQL Injection have taken the top spots in the OWASP Top Ten list–a listing of the most critical web app security flaws. What’s more, they’re not that hard to fix.

Consider those facts: Most business web applications suffer from widely known, yet preventable security vulnerabilities. They are not new threats–being listed as a top security threat for over 10 years running. These threats can cause irreparable damage to a business.

Why does this keep happening year after year? Why do businesses keep creating applications containing known (and dangerous) vulnerabilities? How can your business address these issues?

We recently held a webinar on the web application security risks you can’t afford to make. In this webinar replay, you will learn how to:

  • Common problems that lead to vulnerable applications
  • The most important security mistakes you can’t afford to make
  • Ways to address critical security risks in your applications