Application Security: Evolving Threats

Kunal Anand of Prevoty on Evolving Threats
Application Security: Evolving Threats

Increasingly, organizations are seeing attacks migrate from the network to the application level. How can security leaders ensure they are prepared to handle this shift? Kunal Anand of Prevoty offers insight.

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There are several factors that contribute to this shift in attacks. Anand, co-founder and CTO of Prevoty, explains what may be the biggest:

"The average hacker is both incredibly smart and predictably lazy," Anand says. "That means they're armed with automated tools and payloads. Essentially, those adversaries are using these weapons to look for the weakest points to target infrastructures to exploit. Historically, we've seen that applications have become the weakest point."

In an interview about application security, Anand discusses:

  • The migration of application attacks;
  • Why organization are unprepared to handle this shift;
  • Tips for shifting focus from network-level to application-level attacks.

Anand is the co-founder and CTO of Prevoty, a next-generation application security platform. Prior to that, he was the Director of Technology at the BBC Worldwide, overseeing engineering and operations across the company's global Digital Entertainment and Gaming initiatives. Kunal also has several years of experience leading security, data and engineering at Gravity, MySpace and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work has been featured in Wired Magazine and Fast Company. He continues to develop the patented security technologies that power Prevoty's core products. Kunal received a B.S. from Babson College.

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