The Many Benefits of Infusing Application Security During Software ‘Runtime’
Log4j, a widely publicized zero day vulnerability, was first identified in late 2021, yet security teams are still racing to patch and protect their enterprise apps and services. This notorious incident highlights the security risks associated with open-source software, and the challenges of protecting web applications against zero day attacks.
With complete visibility into the application, a runtime solution is able to directly understand the application’s execution and control flows, and it constantly monitors and analyzes an application’s execution to validate the code is operating correctly. By continuously assessing for vulnerabilities in the instrumented code in real time, it has the context to identify new zero day attacks just as soon as they happen.
K2’s CEO and Co-Founder, Pravin Madhani discusses the benefits of application security during software runtime in this article on The Last Watchdog.