SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Web App Attacks

SonicWall Cyber Threat Report – Web App Attacks

Web applications make the digital world spin,
particularly in a hyper-connected, cloud dominant
landscape. They help deliver the client-side
experience most end-users know and use within
their favorite browser.

Everything from Office 365 and G Suite, to
Salesforce and Dropbox, either deliver cloud-first
interfaces or offer web versions that complement
a software offering.

But for all their convenience, web applications can
introduce pathways for cybercriminals or threat
actors to illegally access networks or systems full
of sensitive data.

Every few years, the Open Web Application
Security Project (OWASP) publishes detailed
analysis, guidance and threat warnings across a
range of networking, cloud and security topics.

One of their most popular is “The Ten Most
Critical Web Application Security Risks,” which
identifies and categorizes potential risks against
web applications.
And they are increasing their pace and
sophistication.

For 2019, SonicWall Capture Labs threat
researchers recorded a 52% year-over-year
increase in web app attacks.

Volume was largely flat until May, but SonicWall
recorded spikes in across the final seven months
of year to push total web app attack volume
past 40 million.

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