A single control mitigates traditionally distinct categories of risk.Historically, the controls to manage intellectual property theft and software piracy were wholly separate from data integrity and data protection controls. Not true with an effective anti-debug control. Whether a hacker is trying to pirate your app, steal your data, or alter the behavior of a critical piece of infrastructure software as part of a larger crime – a production debugger is always a hacker’s weapon of choice.
|Debugger Hack||Resulting vulnerability and risk|
|Bypassing encryption and other techniques used during data transmission and/or storage exposes otherwise secured data.||Unauthorized data access leads to data loss, loss of revenue, privacy breaches, regulatory non-compliance, and trade secret theft.|
|Insert and modify data within your application||Interrupt application flow circumventing controls and governance and voiding authorization and access controls.|
|Trace logic and the flow of your application||Expose intellectual property for reuse and exploitation|
|View encryption functions, the values of dynamic keys and when and how sensitive information is saved to your file systems and databases||Security and operational breach exposes data and systems beyond any one application.|