Why do the Vast Majority of Applications Still Not Undergo Security Testing?

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Did you know that 84% of all cyber attacks target applications, not networks? What's even more curious is that 80% of Internet of Things (IoT) applications aren't even tested for security vulnerabilities. It is 2018, and despite all the evidence around us, we haven't fully accepted the problem at hand when it comes to software security. Because we haven't accepted the problem, we are not making progress in addressing the associated vulnerabilities. Which is why after an active 2017, we are already seeing numerous new attacks before we leave the first quarter of the year.


Making security the business of everyone in the company

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Security has traditionally been the domain of the IT department - more specifically, the security staff and chief security officer. From these flow security policies, rules that are laid down for the protection of the company's assets. However, as we have seen in the cases of BYOD in particular and shadow IT generally - where departments will, for example, often buy in cloud services or download applications without going through IT - if employees perceive rules to be inconvenient and obstructive, they are often circumvented or ignored. Security procedures in particular are likely to be perceived as inconvenient. To take an extreme example, blocking up your front door and windows will prevent burglaries and be a very effective security measure, but it is hardly convenient.


What is cyber security? How to build a cyber security strategy

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Cyber security is the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality and availability (ICA) of information. It represents the ability to defend against and recover from accidents like hard drive failures or power outages, and from attacks by adversaries. The latter includes everyone from script kiddies to hackers and criminal groups capable of executing advanced persistent threats (APTs), and they pose serious threats to the enterprise. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are every bit as critical to cyber security as application and network security.


Accelerating Security Innovation: Introducing the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework

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At Palo Alto Networks, we strive to provide the most compelling security to our customers, delivered with the utmost consistency across the network, endpoint and cloud. We are trusted by more than 39,500 customers to protect their organizations, prevent cyberattacks, and help maintain trust in the digital age. Our decade-long journey was founded on two words: innovation and disruption. The time has come to once again help change the future of the security industry, but this time we aren't forging the way by ourselves - we are building on everything we have done and dramatically changing the consumption model for the most comprehensive security achievable. It is time to unleash security innovation, entrepreneurship and better protection for our customers.


Africa: Web Application Security Testing Market Can Leverage Machine Learning to Catalyse Growth Opportunities

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Machine learning uses human expertise to boost algorithm effectiveness, finds Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation team Dedicated web application testing is fast becoming essential to any organisation's cyber security approach. The rapid proliferation of connected devices and the direct links among applications, http protocol, and web services create numerous points of vulnerability for hackers to exploit. Machine learning technology offers an innovative way to prevent these attacks and optimise web application security testing. How Machine Learning will Strengthen the Web Application Security Testing Market, a recent whitepaper from Frost & Sullivan's Digital Transformation Growth Partnership Service, details the evolution of web application attacks, showcases different machine learning algorithms, explains the best approach to select a machine learning partner for web application testing and provides an exciting innovation matrix regarding the web security testing ecosystem. To access the white paper, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/3x0joh