Web Application Security Checklist 2017 – Are You Ready?

2018 is just around the corner. The year went by so fast, bringing along with it new opportunities and possibilities regarding web application security.

From the beginning, enterprises and business operations focused on the security of their web applications and computer systems seeing the danger of cyber-crime was just as high.

Were you left behind in the world’s bid to make the year a little more secure and reliable for consumers as well as clients? There is still time to change your business strategy regarding web application security.

From paper work to threat assessments and web application vulnerability, let us help your business prepare and prosper.

Web Application Security – What to Implement

 The first step towards a secure web application is proactive vulnerability scanning. Assessing your web application’s strengths and weaknesses will also help determine the best course of action regarding security improvement.

Following is a checklist that encompasses every aspect of the concept.

1. Assess and Review App

The web application will undergo a comprehensive review in this step. Remember to test each part of the program or web application for vulnerabilities.

This step is crucial when it comes to determining the security needs of your web application. You’ll find out what the application is lacking. Make sure users of the app cannot bypass steps or gain access to unauthorised areas of the network.

Ask and answer tough questions like, can users enter a new ID and receive password without authorisation? How many times can the password be typed in before account lock-out?

2. Plan for Change

The next step to assess your app’s strengths and weaknesses is with the help of a series of vulnerability testing. Every web application has vulnerabilities embedded within its programming. Some vulnerabilities surface externally, usually by hackers and cyber-criminals.

Write down vulnerabilities that you think can threaten security and test your app using a vulnerability scanner. This will let you know how much the app can withstand.  

Another thing to test is whether sensitive information can be leaked through cookies (or other easily accessed code) or not.

3. Re-asses and Report Findings

It’s time to re-assess the app’s main areas of weaknesses once initial challenges have been reviewed. Come up with questions that encompass working ability of the app in its entirety.

Do you think some more work must be done to secure the web application? Is there another quick fix that you want to try before taking out the big guns?

Make sure to highlight high priority problems for remediation.

There are many other ways you can improve your web application security? Talk to Lean Security or try a free web health check offered by Australian service provider today