It’s a struggle for businesses to maintain consistent application security across multiple platforms, according to a US cyber security firm. Businesses are also losing visibility with the emergence of new architectures and the adoption of Application Program Interfaces (APIs). Businesses are adjusting rapidly to remote working due to the covid pandemic, leaving decision makers little or no time to conduct security planning, says Radware in its 2020-2021 State of Web Application Security Report.
Gabi Malka, Chief Operating Officer for Radware said: “With more than 70 per cent of respondents reporting that their production apps have already left the data center, ensuring the security and integrity of these data and applications is becoming more challenging, particularly in multi-cloud environments.
“This migration, in combination with an increased reliance on APIs and the addition of unsecured mobile apps, has been a boon to criminals, leaving them ahead on the cyber security curve. While respondents who have already moved to the public cloud and have several apps exposed to APIs seem to understand the risks, those that haven’t seem perilously complacent.”
Mobile apps played a critical role during 2020 as most information workers were shifted to at-home work, and as most use mobile apps for entertainment, social interaction, education, and shopping. However, mobile app development is highly insecure. This is true, in part, because mobile apps are more commonly developed by third parties.
The study found that only 36pc of mobile apps have security fully integrated, and some have either minimal or no security (22pc). As a result, until mobile apps security is treated seriously, Radware says that it expects to see more – and more serious – incidents that use the mobile channel for attacks. That in turn will the cyber firm ..