Applications are the soft underbelly of most organizations. And, because of the nature of applications – they may appear to be working fine — the extent of their vulnerability is often unclear. But because of their ubiquity and the breadth of their functionality, they are often the most exposed part of an organization.
It’s not news that applications represent one of the biggest attack vectors for hackers. That’s been increasingly true for a long time. However, getting budget and management support to address the problem is a current challenge for many cash-strapped organizations. They find they must understand the scope of the vulnerability and communicate that successfully in order to gain executive support and funding so they can formulate an appropriate response.
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