An Internet presence used to mean a web server and an email server. Today, it includes a range of cloud service technologies like SaaS, PaaS and IaaS. Cyberattacks like DDoS and SQL injections are increasing, and the attack surface has become a massive playing field, exacerbated by enterprises storing more data accessible from the cloud.
The traditional approach to cybersecurity designed to block access to targeted assets doesn’t work anymore. Developers must address the probability that data will be stolen.
Meanwhile, the challenge of securing company assets and complying with safety regulations and programming best practices continues to evolve. Simply entrusting security to the cloud service provider, or third-party app is shifting the same set of security problems to another team, which creates an even larger surface and more potentially vulnerable code.
Software teams must build security into the application.