Angela  Dickens

Angela Dickens

1596926400

Cyberattacks on Applications Grow Exponentially, Posing Serious Risk

The need for digital engagement with customers, partners, and employees has never been greater than it is today. Most organizations were already in varying stages of digital adoption when the pandemic hit. Suddenly, businesses of all sizes realized that their very survival depends on their ability to lean into digital transformation initiatives.

What Does Digital Transformation Mean?

Digital transformation means different things across industries, markets, and even companies. And while much has been gained as a result of digital innovation, much remains to be done. For example, McKinsey finds that nearly 8 in 10 enterprises are still in the early stages of digital adoption.

When it comes to software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services are certainly a critical linchpin. They offer organizations various advantages—rapid time to market to ease of use. But not every business requirement can be addressed by SaaS applications and services. In response, organizations develop their applications—either by themselves or in concert with software development providers.

Legacy development approaches simply will not scale to meet the time-to-market requirements of this new push to develop and deploy applications. Software releases must occur multiple times per week or even day, and this has given rise to Agile and DevOps. Pre-pandemic, research shows Agile and DevOps adoption was a key focus area: 56% of CIOs said they planned to implement Agile or DevOps this year. Growth forecasts for the space are significant as well—Market Insights, as an example, predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% for DevOps through 2026.

Agile and DevOps Expanding Post-Pandemic

With the pandemic, though organizations are cutting back in many areas of their businesses, digital transformation is not one of them. A study from April by OpsRamp found that 73% of IT operations and DevOps leaders plan to accelerate or maintain digital transformation initiatives as a result of COVID-19. A recent survey completed by Contrast Security uncovered similar results, with nearly 60% of development, security, and operations leaders indicating they plan to increase Agile and DevOps spending and resources. A paltry 9% said they plan to decrease spending and resources in the area.

These digital initiatives pose substantial opportunities for most organizations. In business leaders cite improving customer experience (61%), cost control and business efficiencies (53%), improved IT systems and processes (32%), and increased organizational agility (24%) as top factors behind digital innovation. Without Agile and DevOps, organizations simply cannot achieve the scale, speed, and cost efficiencies needed to develop and deploy the applications that power these business outcomes.

Agile and DevOps Dramatically Expand Application Attack Surface

Yet, the growth in applications, including application programming interfaces (APIs), creates significantly greater risk exposures. In the study Contrast Security recently completed, we found that the average enterprise has between 250 and 499 applications in development or production and over 1,500 APIs serving as the thread connecting them. The sheer number of applications and APIs to protect is daunting. Add that upwards of 90% of applications rely on open-source frameworks and libraries, including an average of 47 third-party libraries in one application, and securing the application attack surface becomes a huge undertaking, which extends from developers to security, to operations.

Putting aside the challenges modern software development life cycles (SDLCs) pose when it comes to accelerated development cycles, the dramatically expanded attack surface poses a significantly greater risk to organizations.

Cyberattacks on Applications at Exponential Volumes

The volume of attacks on individual applications is exponential. Contrast Labs in our recently published “2020 Application Security Observability Report” found that an individual application experienced an average of 13,279 attacks each month over the past year. And while only 2% found a vulnerability, the hit rate is significant—266 per month or 3,192 for the year. Multiply that by the total number of applications in production, and the number becomes enormous—six figures for an organization with just 31 applications.

Application-Related Data Breaches Explode

Considering the number of successful “connections” that are happening with cyberattacks and application vulnerabilities, it is not surprising that the percentage of data breaches tied to application vulnerabilities more than doubled this past year—reaching 43% according to Verizon. In a separate study, Forrester uncovered a similar finding, with 42% of organizations indicating they experienced a cyberattack in the past year that was due to an application vulnerability exploit.

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Cyberattacks on Applications Grow Exponentially, Posing Serious Risk
Angela  Dickens

Angela Dickens

1596926400

Cyberattacks on Applications Grow Exponentially, Posing Serious Risk

The need for digital engagement with customers, partners, and employees has never been greater than it is today. Most organizations were already in varying stages of digital adoption when the pandemic hit. Suddenly, businesses of all sizes realized that their very survival depends on their ability to lean into digital transformation initiatives.

What Does Digital Transformation Mean?

Digital transformation means different things across industries, markets, and even companies. And while much has been gained as a result of digital innovation, much remains to be done. For example, McKinsey finds that nearly 8 in 10 enterprises are still in the early stages of digital adoption.

When it comes to software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services are certainly a critical linchpin. They offer organizations various advantages—rapid time to market to ease of use. But not every business requirement can be addressed by SaaS applications and services. In response, organizations develop their applications—either by themselves or in concert with software development providers.

Legacy development approaches simply will not scale to meet the time-to-market requirements of this new push to develop and deploy applications. Software releases must occur multiple times per week or even day, and this has given rise to Agile and DevOps. Pre-pandemic, research shows Agile and DevOps adoption was a key focus area: 56% of CIOs said they planned to implement Agile or DevOps this year. Growth forecasts for the space are significant as well—Market Insights, as an example, predicts a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20% for DevOps through 2026.

Agile and DevOps Expanding Post-Pandemic

With the pandemic, though organizations are cutting back in many areas of their businesses, digital transformation is not one of them. A study from April by OpsRamp found that 73% of IT operations and DevOps leaders plan to accelerate or maintain digital transformation initiatives as a result of COVID-19. A recent survey completed by Contrast Security uncovered similar results, with nearly 60% of development, security, and operations leaders indicating they plan to increase Agile and DevOps spending and resources. A paltry 9% said they plan to decrease spending and resources in the area.

These digital initiatives pose substantial opportunities for most organizations. In business leaders cite improving customer experience (61%), cost control and business efficiencies (53%), improved IT systems and processes (32%), and increased organizational agility (24%) as top factors behind digital innovation. Without Agile and DevOps, organizations simply cannot achieve the scale, speed, and cost efficiencies needed to develop and deploy the applications that power these business outcomes.

Agile and DevOps Dramatically Expand Application Attack Surface

Yet, the growth in applications, including application programming interfaces (APIs), creates significantly greater risk exposures. In the study Contrast Security recently completed, we found that the average enterprise has between 250 and 499 applications in development or production and over 1,500 APIs serving as the thread connecting them. The sheer number of applications and APIs to protect is daunting. Add that upwards of 90% of applications rely on open-source frameworks and libraries, including an average of 47 third-party libraries in one application, and securing the application attack surface becomes a huge undertaking, which extends from developers to security, to operations.

Putting aside the challenges modern software development life cycles (SDLCs) pose when it comes to accelerated development cycles, the dramatically expanded attack surface poses a significantly greater risk to organizations.

Cyberattacks on Applications at Exponential Volumes

The volume of attacks on individual applications is exponential. Contrast Labs in our recently published “2020 Application Security Observability Report” found that an individual application experienced an average of 13,279 attacks each month over the past year. And while only 2% found a vulnerability, the hit rate is significant—266 per month or 3,192 for the year. Multiply that by the total number of applications in production, and the number becomes enormous—six figures for an organization with just 31 applications.

Application-Related Data Breaches Explode

Considering the number of successful “connections” that are happening with cyberattacks and application vulnerabilities, it is not surprising that the percentage of data breaches tied to application vulnerabilities more than doubled this past year—reaching 43% according to Verizon. In a separate study, Forrester uncovered a similar finding, with 42% of organizations indicating they experienced a cyberattack in the past year that was due to an application vulnerability exploit.

#devops #digital transformation #cyber security #devsecops #agile and devops #rasp

Dance on Human Pose Estimation Using Artificial Intelligence

Dance on Human Pose Estimation Using Artificial Intelligence with Complete Tutorial & Source Code Download Free.

A Human Pose Skeleton speaks to the direction of an individual in a graphical organization. Basically, it is a bunch of directions that can be associated with depict the posture of the individual. Every co-ordinate within the skeleton is understood as a neighborhood or a joint, or a keypoint. A substantial association between two sections is known as a couple.

#projects #artificial intelligence #ai based dance on human pose estimation #dance on human pose estimation #dance on human pose estimation ai project #dance on human pose estimation using artificial intelligence #download code dance on human pose estimation ai project

Gerhard  Brink

Gerhard Brink

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The Rising Value of Big Data in Application Monitoring

In an ecosystem that has become increasingly integrated with huge chunks of data and information traveling through the airwaves, Big Data has become irreplaceable for establishments.

From day-to-day business operations to detailed customer interactions, many ventures heavily invest in data sciences and data analysis  to find breakthroughs and marketable insights.

Plus, surviving in the current era, mandates taking informed decisions and surgical precision based on the projected forecast of current trends to retain profitability. Hence these days, data is revered as the most valuable resource.

According to a recent study by Sigma Computing , the world of Big Data is only projected to grow bigger, and by 2025 it is estimated that the global data-sphere will grow to reach 17.5 Zettabytes. FYI one Zettabyte is equal to 1 million Petabytes.

Moreover, the Big Data industry will be worth an estimate of $77 billion by 2023. Furthermore, the Banking sector generates unparalleled quantities of data, with the amount of data generated by the financial industry each second growing by 700% in 2021.

In light of this information, let’s take a quick look at some of the ways application monitoring can use Big Data, along with its growing importance and impact.

#ai in business #ai application #application monitoring #big data #the rising value of big data in application monitoring #application monitoring

Willa Anderson

Willa Anderson

1605791076

Here Are The Features That A Cloud Based SaaS Application Requires

Fast setup and slick UIs create incredible first impressions on users. However, enterprise managers are aware of the fact that they are at the tip of the iceberg. One of the features of a SaaS is interoperability, and such aspects are the ones that business owners need to lay a solid foundation.

Are you aware of the term “Software as a Service (SaaS)?” You probably heard it several times, but you may not know what it’s all about. Well, a SaaS, designed by a cloud-based application development company, is a cloud-based service that helps consumers gain access to software applications over the web. These applications remain hosted on the cloud and used for various purposes by companies as well as individuals.

SaaS created by a cloud-based application development company is the best alternative to traditional software installation systems. You may compare it with a TV channel that’s available for subscription. The user connects to a remotely-located base on a central server and uses a license to access data.

In other words, SaaS offers a method of software delivery by which you can access data from any device connected to the internet. Of course, this particular device should have a web browser. Software vendors host everything associated with the application, including servers, code, and databases.

Explore more: https://www.moontechnolabs.com/blog/here-are-the-features-that-a-cloud-based-saas-application-requires/

#mobile-application-development #cloud-based-saas-application #on-demand-applications #moontechnolabs #application-development-services

Joseph  Murray

Joseph Murray

1623302550

Top 5 Java Web Application Technologies You Should Master in 2021

Web Development in Java

Java is a commonly used language for web development, especially on the server-side. Java web applications are distributed applications that run on the internet. Web development with Java allows us to create dynamic web pages where users can interact with the interface.

There are various ways through which you can create dynamic web pages in Java. The Java EE (Enterprise Edition) platform provides various Java technologies for web development to developers. Services like distributed computing, web services, etc. are provided by Java EE. Applications can be developed in Java without using any additional scripting language. Let us see how web applications are made via Java.

**Java Web Application **

Java Web Application Technologies

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