The web has developed into an indispensable medium. Thus, more and more business processes take place on the Internet: from the search for information or social networking to communication with authorities, online shopping, and Internet banking. All these applications are realised in the background by web applications. Due to their global accessibility, they are considered a popular target for professional hackers. Compressed applications may thus be misused for most different purposes, as e.g. spam attacks or botnets.
Especially for those responsible for IT or applications, resp., it is therefore decisive to detect risks early on and to always keep an eye on their development. In that, the dynamic threat situation and new methods of attack require application protection exceeding a classic security audit by far.