2018 Application Protection Report
In this report, we demystify the complexities of apps, explore how and where they're attacked, and provide practical steps to take now to start winning the app protection battle.
Applications have become the focal point of the Internet, the workhorses behind organizations of all types. Attackers have figured this out, and they target applications more than anything else (besides people). This research series ties together trends and data from a number of perspectives to give an overall picture of the application security threat landscape.
The Virtue of Visibility
Looking for the quick espresso-style rundown on the 2018 threat landscape? The executive summary boils down the trends in the threat landscape, as well as our recommendations for managing application risk as it evolves.
2019 Application Protection Report
In this companion podcast, the 2019 F5 Labs Application Protection Report researchers examine how both apps and threats are changing, and what security practitioners can do to stay ahead of these changes.
API Breaches and the Visibility Problem
API use has grown tremendously as applications grow more decentralized. Some large apps have hundreds of APIs, and mobile apps depend on them completely. API security, however, is lagging, creating easy targets for attackers.
Click through the animations below to understand how different attacks unfold.