Web application security continues to be a significant concern. Vulnerabilities in web applications can cause major problems including theft of business data or personal information. It might result in denial of service or web site defacement. Scary!
Did you know? The average age of an open critical vulnerability is over 300 days. And the average age of high-risk vulnerabilities is more than 500 days (Source: Info Security magazine). Average vulnerabilities per site vary according to the industry. IT industry is more prone to web application vulnerabilities. On an average, 32 serious vulnerabilities are found in IT web applications. Insufficient Transport Layer Protection is the major reason behind 60% to 65% of vulnerabilities.
What can be done to achieve high-level web application security? Is it possible to overcome all vulnerability issues? How to ensure safe and risk-free web application and transactions relating those web applications? Providing web app security in-house- a good or bad option?
All these questions strike the mind of all CIOs and CEOs. Relax. We are here to answer all your queries. In-house web app security is a good option if you have enough resources skilled in delivering best security measures. It is a big myth that hackers attack web applications of high-level organizations. Small to high-level organizations all can be targeted as far as the data consists of sensitive information.
Web application security services possess security resources and technologies required to safeguard web applications. These services perform certain best practices to gain good results. Following are the 3 best practices performed by web app security services:
- Web application blueprint- Businesses must have a clear idea about their number of applications and when were they last updated. Services create a database of web applications with details of a number of apps, their use, last updated reports, etc. These services ensure that all applications are included in the list.
- Prioritize the applications- Critical, serious and normal are the 3 categories in which web applications are prioritized. External facing apps deal with customer’s sensitive data and they are put in the critical category. There is a higher possibility of hackers targeting these apps. While prioritizing, note the purpose of each application. Depending on the purpose of these apps, the probability of getting hacked varies.
- Fix critical and high vulnerabilities- All the applications are tested and vulnerabilities are detected. Depending on the criticalness of vulnerabilities, web application security services prioritize them to fix. These services use web application firewalls to block the malicious traffic routed.
These are the 3 best practices performed by web application security services to overcome data breaches and data loss. Every organization dealing with customers’ confidential and sensitive data must give web application security a high priority. It is very important for organizations to verify these best practices are performed or not before outsourcing web application security services to the vendors.
Suma Soft offers web application security to different industries and helps them achieve risk-free web apps. We perform these best practices to achieve successful fixing of critical web app vulnerabilities.
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