Top Application Security Threats and How to Counter Them

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Guest post by Nori De Jesus

Application Security is the use of software, hardware, and procedural methods to protect applications from external threats. In the world of software design, security is becoming an increasingly important concern during development, as applications are more accessible over different networks and as a result, are more vulnerable to a wide variety of threats. Many applications are fundamentally flawed, making it possible for hackers to steal data, hijack user inputs, or deny service entirely.

The following slideshow, presented by Column Information Security, presents an application checklist—a look at how your company can counter the impact of seven top application security threats.  Some of the threats highlighted include:

  1. Timid Testing – With the number of vulnerabilities constantly increasing, learn how to reduce the chances of an attack.
  2. DoS and DDos – Denial of Service (Dos) attacks
  3. SQL Injection
  4. XSS Attacks – More than half of all web applications contain cross-site (XSS) vulnerabilities.  Learn what these are and how to avoid them.
  5. Stock Permissions and APIs – Learn about best practices to fight these threats.
  6. Hijacking Sessions
  7. Zero Day Attacks – How do these occur and what are the ways to limit the impact of zero day efforts

Top Application Security Threats slideshow created by Column Information Security

Author Bio:  Nori De Jesus is the Global Director of Marketing at Column Information Security. Nori brings over 20 years of experience as an advent marketer and business strategist working with software manufacturers and launching proprietary software solutions into the market.