If you’re like many organizations, your IT teams and developers have very little time or resources to devote to performing security tests (particularly manual ones).
When security testing does get done, it tends to be focused on the highest-profile web applications, leaving the security of other apps to chance. Even then, testing can be sporadic, enabling vulnerabilities to creep in unnoticed and create opportunities for exploits.
The financial impact of such exploits is substantial: according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2013 Cost of a Data Breach Study, U.S. breaches cost $188 per record stolen, with an average total cost of $5.4 million per incident.
Fortunately, most web application attacks follow a small number of patterns.
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