Ferruh Mavituna Interviewed About Web App Security by Byron Acohido

Category: News - Last Updated: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 - by Robert Abela

Ferruh Mavituna, Netsparker Founder and CEO, was interviewed by Pulitzer-winning journalist and cybersecurity influencer Byron V. Acohido in May 2018 for the website The Last Watchdog on Privacy & Security. Over the course of their podcast, they discussed why 'digital transformation' makes web applications security paramount, and the position of Netsparker in leading the advance of automated web app vulnerability scanning.

  • Byron noted the current success that Netsparker has achieved as a web vulnerability scanner that offers automated elimination of false positives. Netsparker's success can be measured by the size of its clients (Samsung, NASA, Skype), by its recent receipt of $40 million in financing, and by last week winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category.
  • Ferruh highlighted a number of changes in the world of application security that Netsparker anticipated that have helped to fuel Netsparker's success. For example, there was the move from static websites to interactive web applications, and from on-premises based network environments to cloud based, on-demand, application-driven ones.
  • These shifts caused a subsequent transformation in security focus. The attack surface changed from firewall breaches to web application vulnerabilities. And instead of needing security for one application, a company might need it for hundreds or thousands of websites and web APIs. That's why Netsparker's ability to scan at scale is ideal for enterprise-level application security.
  • Ferruh concluded by highlighting Netsparker's more recent work in DevOps and integrating security early into the Software Development Life Cycle. This enables vulnerabilities in code to be found quickly – in minutes rather than months – saving enterprises significant finances and enabling them to achieve their deployment deadlines.

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