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The Importance of Web Application Security

This month we are sharing a blog from our security partner Oracle + Dyn that takes a look at web application security and what lies ahead.

Websites and apps are increasingly under attack, so effective web application security must be a top priority.

Before 2008, data breaches were somewhat rare, and most occurred because of human error, such as the loss of a laptop, a USB drive, or some other media.

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The WAF Market Is Broken – Should You Care?

Max Pritchard

A WAF, standing for a Web Application Firewall, serves the purpose of protecting one or more web applications from being breached. They are widely deployed amongst businesses to help keep company records and customer information secure. Gartner notes that customers characterised WAFs as regularly being ‘frustrating’ and ‘a disappointment’. As the web becomes more complex, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for hardware vendors to meet existing and evolving requirements, such as moving web applications to cloud infrastructure (IaaS).

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How Ticketmaster Made Online Ticket Buying History With Undetected Web App Breach

Lorna Fimia

Global entertainment ticketing service Ticketmaster recently suffered a massive breach in security that resulted in nearly 40,000 customer credentials being taken over the course of a few months, from various countries including the UK.  The case generated a lot of press, increasing the worries of the general public and leaving some customers looking for compensation.

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Stand-alone Web Application Firewalls are not enough!

This month we are publishing a blog from cloud security partner, Zenedge. Here, we explore the evolution of the security threat landscape, from threat actors improving their hacking techniques to the increasingly daunting task of protecting public-facing web applications and API endpoints. Not only do organizations need to get to grips with reality and understand they are under attack nearly 100 percent of the time, they must also come to terms with the fact that their current approach to defending their applications and APIs is woefully deficient.

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Defending The App Eco-System: Developing A Modern WAF Strategy

Web and mobile application cyber-attacks are on the increase, with Forrester reporting that 40% of all security breaches are aimed at these services.[1] Even more worryingly, attacks specifically targeting secure Web services such as e-commerce are particularly on the rise, with Arbor Networks recently reporting “a massive increase over last year”.[2]

It is not surprising that cybercriminals are targeting web-based applications.

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Get Ready For GDPR: WAF is a Must-Have Security Control to Aid Compliance

Preparing for the EU’s new data protection regime: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Could your business withstand a fine of 4% of its worldwide revenue? That’s turnover, not profit. Most would face severe difficulties, if not insolvency. But that’s the sort of fine that the European Union (EU) will soon be able to impose on companies who work with personal data if they allow a security breach or can’t demonstrate adequate data protection.

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