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As apps get more complex, finding and fixing vulnerabilities gets harder.
Is a major attack vector, but businesses continue to struggle to secure their applications. As apps become more numerous and complex – web apps, mobile apps, client-server apps, etc. – finding and fixing the growing volume of vulnerabilities just gets harder.
Teams often aren’t clear about all the apps they’re supposed to be managing. And because software developers aren’t security professionals, security isn’t one of their top priorities. As a result, countless apps aren’t secure and fail to meet compliance requirements.
Without an effective approach to secure application development and use, you run the risk of breaches that can impact your company’s reputation and bottom line. You may also see inefficiencies internally that can create friction between your development and security teams and can continually impact your bottom line. Oh… you could also be looking at steep fines or costly litigation if your apps are non-compliant (this can also cost you long-term through damage to your reputation. No one wants that.)
Types of Application Security and Testing Methods
Application security and its testing methods
can be broken down into:
Verifying user identities via application login verification (username and password) and leveraging multi-factor authentication
Comparing the user’s identification to a list of authorized users so that the system can verify application access user permissions (to match validated user credentials to an approved user list, authentication before authorization)
Encrypting sensitive data that flows between end-users and the cloud in cloud-based applications.
Determining who got data access and how, post-application breach.
Application Security Testing and Tools
Design review, white-box or code review, black-box security audits, automated tooling, coordinated vulnerability platforms, DAST, SAST, IAST and RASP are all tools and technologies that help ensure security controls are functioning effectively.
Mordenize your applications by applying the 12 factors of cloud native apps. In your journey of digitilization, it is important to embrace these 12 factors to ensure that your apps are cloud ready. It is not a matter of lift and shift. Your apps need to be designed and built for agility, speed and should be designed for failure.
In fact, we have adopted these principles in our IAM initiatives. Most enterprises are saddled with activates that can be automated leading to inefficiency and releasing new features in to production.
Sometimes your platform cant handle the load or something goes wrong in the IAM stack and it takes hours to resolve.
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