Regardless of the device running an application, the security measures remain the same - prevent data or code within the app from being stolen or hijacked.
It encompasses the security considerations that happen during application design and development, as well as protect the applications after deployment.
Today's applications are often available over various networks and connected to the cloud, increasing vulnerabilities to security threats and breaches.
There is increasing pressure and incentive to not only ensure security at the network level but also within applications themselves.
One reason for this is because hackers are going after applications with their attacks more today than in the past. Application security testing can reveal weaknesses at the application level, helping to prevent these attacks. Speed is vital, however sacrificing speed for security is not optimal.
The pandemic has also pushed many organizations to deploy and update applications sooner than expected to support the increased number of employees working from home.
For some organizations, this has meant reducing the cycles of testing that would normally occur during development, meaning that it’s even more likely now that applications are in production with vulnerabilities. Which makes it more important than ever to protect internet facing applications that are live and running.
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