In fact, according to Gartner, 75% of security breaches are now facilitated by applications. The National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, raises that estimate to 92%. And from 2005 to 2007 alone, the U.S. Air Force says application hacks increased from 2% to 33% of the total number of attempts to break into its systems.
To secure your agency's data, your approach must include an examination of the application's inner workings, and the ability to find the exact lines of code that create security vulnerabilities. It then needs to correct those vulnerabilities at the code level. As a CISO, you understand that application security is important. What steps can you take to avoid a security breach?
Read the CISO's Guide to Application Security to learn:
- The significant benefits behind application security
- Implement a comprehensive prevention strategy against current & future cyberattacks
- 6 quick steps to securing critical applications