There is no denying the surging popularity of Web apps, but as the new technologies begin to work their way into the world of enterprise IT, they also put businesses’ systems at increasing risk.
According to a new study from the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by security vendors Cenzic and Barracuda Networks, Web applications are a decidedly weak link in enterprise security.
Nearly three-quarters of respondents to the survey admitted that their organization had been hacked at least once in the past two years, and most put their Web apps through only minimal security testing. Only a small portion of respondents have deployed Web application firewalls.
“There is a real disconnect between the desire and the actual implementation of security counter measures that are appropriate for Web application security,” said Barracuda Networks Vice President Grant Murphy.
eSecurity Planet takes a look at the survey’s findings, and reports on what businesses can do to safely implement Web apps.