Innovate Faster — Without Sacrifing Security
When 12,000 security professionals were asked to name what the number one security threat was for their organization, 69% said application-layer vulnerabilities (Source: Booz Allen Hamilton) — yet less than 10% ensure that all their business-critical applications are reviewed for security before and during production (Source: SANS).
Global and large enteprises tend to have many internet-facing servers and applications, thus a huge attack surface. There are so many entry points that attackers can try to exploit that it's hard for security professionals to keep up. Clearly, it's necessary to scale security efforts in a cost-effective manner while raising the bar on cyber defense, mainly when it comes to web applications.
According to Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, web applications are the #1 cause of data breaches. However this is no surprise, given the following reasons: