Application security has come a long way. Now it’s mainstream and is being reported in media like The Wall Street Journal and CNN. The last few years has seen myriad application-related meltdowns from Stuxnet, Duqu 1 and 2 and more. The recent July 8 meltdowns of United Airlines, WSJ and NYSE attest to the fact that application security is a major concern, irrespective how often it is ignored.
Brick and mortar financial institutions are the targets of choice for attackers since that’s where the money is. It’s no different in the cyber world as hackers have been targeting payment applications because that’s where the money is. Today, Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, OPM, Anthem Healthcare and more are among the victims.