IDG Contributor Network: 5 best practices for securing your applications

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Your applications face threats from both outside and within. Assaults from the cyber realm continue to rise and to add to your security woes, the threat model has changed dramatically since many of your legacy applications were initially written way back when. Using vulnerable components in development has become a top concern. For example, do you use data from European citizens? Attacks on web applications are a primary approach to data breaches and with GDPR in effect, you could pay up to 4-percent of global annual revenues in fines when European data are involved.

Pile on zero-day attacks, new DDoS attacks orchestrated by AI, Ransomware’s unending reign of terror and the potential for brand damage and it’s clear that protecting your applications from day one is a necessity for marketplace survival.

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