Addressing Application Security VulnerabilitiesAlex Mosher of CA Technologies Discusses Breach Prevention Strategies
Many recent data breaches, including the Equifax incident, show that "applications are really the vulnerable entry point into organizations and ultimately to organizations' data," says Alex Mosher, vice president of security strategy at CA Technologies.
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"It's too difficult today to breach traditional firewalls and infrastructure security, and much easier for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities in applications,' he contends.
In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in Toronto, Mosher also discusses:
- Why developers must code new applications with security in mind;
- The correlation between weak credentials and application vulnerabilities;
- Legacy application security.
Mosher is responsible for CA's cybersecurity strategy and go-to-market plan and execution. He joined CA in 2007. As a 20-year information technology industry veteran, he has hands-on experience in sales and marketing, development and deployment services.