Attacking web applications is the most common tactic used in data breaches, accounting for 52% of compromises
"This trend has been true for the past several years in a row. And due to organization's growing reliance on web applications, this is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. The reality is that every new application deployed in the cloud expands the potential attack surface and the number of possible entry points into the network.
As organizations increasingly rely on web applications to compete in the digital marketplace, this potential exposure through compromised web applications continues to grow. Part of the difficulty in addressing this challenge, however, is that many organizations lack centralized visibility into their cloud environments, which only compounds legitimate concerns about being blindsided by a breach..."
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