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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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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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