Application Security Fallacies and Realities

The news headlines have been filled with stories about security breaches in recent months. And most of these high-profile breaches originated with a vulnerability in an application. In fact, web and mobile applications account for more than a third of data breaches (source: 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report). Yet, most organizations are not spending time or money on application security. So why the disconnect? One reason is that fallacies abound when it comes to application security. Many of these fallacies stem from the traditional, on-premises tools-based approach to application security, which has fostered the misconception that application security programs are expensive and difficult to manage. But as breaches continue to make headlines, organizations are realizing the serious risk posed by applications.

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NowSecure Inc., based in Oak Park, Illinois, was formed in 2009 with a mission to advance mobile security worldwide. We help secure mobile devices, enterprises and mobile apps. With BYOD blurring the line between what is personal and corporate, NowSecure’s cloud-based mobile security platform provides real-time visibility and remediation of security flaws on mobile devices for both individuals and enterprises.

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whitePaper | December 1, 2019

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Unify data security, privacy, and governance with contextual data classification

whitePaper | November 29, 2022

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whitePaper | October 12, 2022

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Application Security in a Multi-Cloud World

whitePaper | October 18, 2022

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MEC security; Status of standards support and future evolutions

whitePaper | September 28, 2022

The present White Paper will focus on MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) technologies and intends to explore security-related use cases and requirements with the aim of identifying aspects of security where the nature of edge computing results in insufficient industry approaches to cloud security. Edge computing environments are by nature characterized by a complex multi-vendor, multi-supplier, multi-stakeholder ecosystem of equipment including both HW and SW devices. Given this overall level of system heterogeneity, the areas of security, trust, and privacy are key topics for the edge environments. Finally, the advent of edge cloud federations and the presence of (far) edge devices, e.g., in Internet-ofThings environments, requires tackling MEC security with an end-to-end (E2E) approach by leveraging existing standards relevant in the area, as carefully selected to be applicable in edge computing systems.

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Security Challenges for the Energy Industry on the Industrial Internet of Things

whitePaper | November 4, 2022

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NowSecure

NowSecure Inc., based in Oak Park, Illinois, was formed in 2009 with a mission to advance mobile security worldwide. We help secure mobile devices, enterprises and mobile apps. With BYOD blurring the line between what is personal and corporate, NowSecure’s cloud-based mobile security platform provides real-time visibility and remediation of security flaws on mobile devices for both individuals and enterprises.

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