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Application Security Trends to Consider in 2022
Fremont, CA: Application security experts are navigating a security landscape that has become increasingly complex in recent years, with the majority of people adopting cloud computing and the increased use of Application Programming Interfaces. According to a new survey on application security, nearly half of companies have experienced a security breach as a result of an external attack executed by a web application exploits. With all signs pointing to hybrid work as post-pandemic work culture, businesses will also increase their use of web and SaaS applications to support remote employees. Because of the increased attack vector provided by web and SaaS apps has become the most common entry point for attackers.
Open-source Attacks Will Hasten
Choosing open source is an uncomplicated way to attack an organization, and this trend is expected to accelerate by 2022. Businesses understand the importance of securing their open-source components and implementing solutions to detach vulnerable packages. Nonetheless, there is a gap in understanding where hackers maliciously inject infected code into open-source packages. This is expected to change by 2022.
Vulnerable API Can Lead to More Breaches
While concern about API security has grown in the last year, we can still expect API vulnerabilities to be the most common vector for hackers in 2022. Getting rid of these vulnerabilities with the few simple solutions available is a difficult task for developers. Adversaries continue to carry out API-targeted exploits in various circumstances.
Switching to Cloud Security Strategy
As businesses gain more experience with cloud solutions and plan to enable their workforce to work remotely indefinitely, they must evolve cloud security policies. This will be the solution for protecting one's data, apps, and other assets in the cloud from cyber threats.