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InformationWeek Analytics New Research Finds 56% of Companies Taking Steps to Lock Down Their Web 2.0 Applications
Jul 26, 2010 (02:07 PM EDT)
Application-layer firewalls the No. 1 protection technology in place today, but Web application scanning and source code auditing on the horizon for 25%.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InformationWeek Analytics, the leading service for peer-based IT research and analysis, today announced the release of its latest research report; Hardening Next-Gen Web Applications includes an actual Web 2.0 application exploit to educate members on how to find, defend against it. The 382 respondents to this survey were screened to ensure they hold responsibility for the development, deployment or ongoing security of Web 2.0 applications. The report author, Adam Ely, is director of security for TiVo.
Slick interactive applications have opened up new vistas of opportunity for businesses—and for attackers seeking to make off with data. In this report, we provide an in-depth analysis of the challenges around securing dynamic applications without stifling the very attributes that make them so popular with end users and customers.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://analytics.informationweek.com/abstract/21/3675/Security/research-hardening-web-applications.html
"The ease with which the author was able to penetrate our sample Web 2.0 employee management application is possible because developers of Web apps often forget to protect against legitimate users," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Analytics. "Adam lays out a strategy to help companies avoid this and other common mistakes."
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