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News: Web Application Threats: Mapping Out Your Attack Surface

Stephane Konarkowski, Senior Security Consultant at Outpost24
Navigating the murky world of modern web applications can be a minefield from a cybersecurity standpoint. Many of these critical applications contain a labyrinth of layers, and if not designed with security in mind, they can be a breeding ground for vulnerabilities.

Therefore, it is essential for organizations to locate and understand any aspect that may be exploited as an entry point by an experienced hacker. In order to do this, security teams must gain a better understanding of weakness in their application architecture in order to reduce their overall attack surface.

Usually, the web application is where customer personally identifiable information (PII), and privileged financial data is collected and stored. This information is not only incredibly valuable for day to day business operations, but are also protected by international cross-regulatory requirements and, failure to comply can result in hefty fines as well as substantial loss of customer trust and negative publicity.

Furthermore, as the majority of businesses prioritized operational continuity in the wake of the “new normal” of working from home, many applications were left under-secured due to restraints on resources and time.

However, this misguided approach may directly correlate with the rising trend of poor cybersecurity hygiene amongst remote workers in the UK. When you combine this security-apathy with the determination of cyber-criminals, you have a dangerous concoction.

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