Verizon Business gets serious about application security

Cyberterrorism was a hot topic this past week as the U.S. and South Korean governments reported major network attacks on government agency Web sites. To help large enterprises keep such security threats from taking down critical applications, Verizon Business introduced a new Application Security Program that effectively takes a risk-based approach to protecting critical data within any business application. A Verizon Business "2009 Data Breach Investigations Report" illustrated that 79 percent of the 285 million compromised records from 90 confirmed breaches in 2008 were compromised by Web applications.

Currently available in the U.S. and in other unnamed countries, Verizon says the program helps large business customers better understand and identify potential security threats to their applications, and then take steps to protect them. In addition, customers can pursue a Verizon Cybertrust Certification, a process that can verify their information security controls, policies and comply with a stringent set of security standards.

For more:
- here's the official release
- Telephony has this report

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