Your guide to defense against zero-day attacks

Zero-day attacks can be the stuff of nightmares, but when an organization commits to using all available tools in their security arsenal towards a preventative strategy, security professionals can sleep a little easier.

If ever there was an event to strike fear into the hearts of brave security professionals all over the world, it’s the discovery of a zero-day cyberattack. In 2020, a study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that 80% of successful data breaches were the result of zero-day exploits, and sadly, most companies remain ill-equipped to make a significant improvement on this statistic.

However, we can significantly reduce the risk and chance of getting caught out by adopting a prevention-focused security program, especially when developer enablement is made a priority.

Explore this guide to learn more about:

  • Pitfalls that can slow down or stop viable preventative security strategies, and how to avoid them
  • Why developers can be the secret sauce to reduce the potential attack surface
  • Powerful ways security-aware developers can work with AppSec on advanced preventative security tactics.


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