The inauguration of Data Protection Day in 2007 signified the importance of securing sensitive information in a world where poor data security hygiene is impacting both enterprises and consumers. Fourteen years on, and the discussion around the use of data and data privacy is more pertinent than ever. For enterprises, the ability to collect and mine data has exploded as business processes are digitalised.
Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer people, contained a serious flaw in the authentication mechanism for users that allowed cyber criminals to change the passwords of Grindr users at will.
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.