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79% of 2009 data breaches via web application attacks

According to a recent Forrester report, the hole in security efforts is still web application security.  While 79% of data breaches in 2009 were the result of attacks on web applications, most security spending remains focused on infrastructure components. One of the key takeaways from this report is that companies should focus more on high-risk areas, and specifically on web application security. That's simply common sense if it's via web application vulnerabilities that the most data is  being stolen.


This is yet another piece in a long list of supporting evidence of how hacking has evolved from sport and one time stings into an organized (and often state-sponsored) criminal enterprise. Hackers no longer look for a single score. Instead, they're looking to fundamentally alter the application and provide a "consistent source of revenue." Eight billion a year in US cybercrime costs alone should help with that.



| ‎09-03-2010 05:55 PM

this makes a strong case for adequate and ongoing penetration testing

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