Why Application Security

Insecure web and mobile applications are a key catalyst to the emerging cybercrime wraith. Skyrocketing
financial loses and incalculable intangible damages preoccupy all companies and organizations,
from SMEs to multinationals. Explore application security risks below.

At least 58 data records are stolen every second

$3 trillion losses caused by cybercrime globally $6 trillion forecast

Application Security in the Global Cybercrime Landscape

Applications, not the infrastructure,
represent the main attack vector
for data exfiltration

According to Akamai, the number of
web application attacks increased by 38%
in Q2 2018 compared to Q2 2017

Hacking via
Web Applications
All Hacking Vectors
Largest breaches via
web applications
Total largest breaches

Why Attackers Purposely Target Applications?

Largest Attackable Surface

Total vulnerable applications Exploitable vulnerabilities
in network services
Exploitable vulnerabilities
in applications

Highest Profit for Cybercriminals

Profit from stolen data
sale on Dark Web
Cost to steal data from
web application
Cost to breach
web application

What is the Nexus Between Application Security and Data Breaches?

Attack Simplicity

Skills required to attack
application
Skills required to attack
network service

Open Door to Crown Jewels

Applications allowing direct
access to sensitive data
Applications allowing indirect
access to sensitive data

Based on average from 17 cybercrime reports issued in 2016-2018

Which Consequences of Insecure Applications Should I Consider?

Lawsuites and Legal Costs

Lawsuits by individual victims Class-action lawsuites by victims Fines imposed by law and
regulatory authorities

Direct and IP Theft

Financial data and PII theft Intellectual property theft Other sensitive data theft

Loss of Business

Reputational costs
and loss of new
business
Reputational costs
and loss of current
business
Business
interruption
costs

Direct Losses

Legal costs Cost of investigation
and breach mitigation
Cost of service
restoration

Based on average from 17 cybercrime reports issued in 2016-2018

ImmuniWeb® AI Platform
for
Application Security

Spot & Test Application Changes

ImmuniWeb® Continuous provides continuous security monitoring
and just-in-time penetration testing of new code

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