Application security relates to the processes, tools and practices aimed at protecting applications against threats throughout their lifecycle. Cybercriminals are organized, skilled and motivated to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in enterprise applications to steal data, intellectual property and sensitive information. Application security can help companies protect all kinds of applications (whether legacy, desktop, web browser, mobile devices, or as microservices) used by internal and external stakeholders, or customers, business partners and employees.
Knowing that 43% of data breaches are due to application vulnerabilities, it is essential to adopt the best practices and the appropriate tools to mitigate the risks and strengthen the security of web applications.
Regular security audits are a great approach to ensure that you are following best practices to keep your web application secure and to quickly find any potential flaws in your systems. Not only can a security audit help you stay on top of potential vulnerabilities, it also protects your business.
Once the security assessment is complete, the next step is to fix any discovered vulnerabilities. A good approach is to set priorities according to the level of impact of each type of vulnerability.