CHAPTER 4: INTRODUCTION TO APPLICATION SECURITY THEATS

 

 

 

All businesses today use software automation to streamline their core functions – selling, procuring, production and customer relationship management.

People performing these functions make use of data to perform their work. For example, employees working in a bank use customers’ account balances to clear issued cheques, to create account statements or to calculate interest paid. The data – the customers’ account balances in this case – is fundamental for this function of the bank. Any loss or inaccuracy of customers’ account balances will jeopardise the bank’s functioning. Similarly, since customers’ account balances are important data, a bank wants only authorised people to have access ...

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