Web Application Security May Be More Difficult Than Network Security.
With the increased information sharing that has become quite common over the past few years, especially with social networking and business networking, it is inevitable that websites are being attacked. In the past, using a firewall for the computer and putting a lock on the door to the server room were enough to keep anyone from accessing information from a business and web application security wasn’t even envisioned. However, there are browsers that constantly interact with business web applications through websites that sell products or services. Data connections must be open in order to receive customer input and orders, and one never knows when a person accessing their business through the web is a legitimate customer or someone who is trying to hack into the system or attacking the business through the links on the site.