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Mitigating Threats to the Application Layer

Security Boulevard Sue Poremba 

Traditionally, security systems and cybersecurity efforts focused on infrastructure, and often worked in silos separate from application developers. This approach often left applications vulnerable and susceptible to attack, and cybercriminals are taking advantage, using the app layer as a favored attack vector.

“Attackers try to find the path of least resistance,” said Eugene Dzihanau, senior director, security practice lead at EPAM Systems. “Currently, the application security vector of attack allows for efficient attacks with minimal cost.”

As more than 80% of attacks now come through the app layer, there is a need for secure coding practices around the application layer, with vulnerabilities continuously remediated or mitigated during the development process and before deployment.

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