According to a research study conducted by WhiteHat:
· 8 out of 10 web sites have serious flaws
· 71% of Web sites are vulnerable to cross-site scripting (XSS)
· 30% are prone to information leakage
· 28% have predictable resource locations
· 26% are subject to content spoofing
· 21% have insufficient authentication
· 20% are prone to SQL injection
Alarming? Not really. What’s alarming is the whopping number of business owners who still consider web applications security an afterthought. This leaves space for disastrous mistakes that leave websites, web applications and practically all sorts of digital products open to mistakes.
In this blog post, our web application security professionals brush up on some of the most common mistakes that inevitably lead to security risks:
Lack Of Constant Monitoring
It is quite evident that web applications are evolving constantly. What is secure today may be vulnerable tomorrow.
This means that your typical annual scan compliant with PCI standards might be far from enough to stay protected.
Many companies fail to perceive web application security as a continuous, nonstop process. Many consider it as a one-time, annual audit inevitably leaving their infrastructure vulnerable to risks.
Considering Business Needs More Important Than Security
Breaches and hacks are a daily thing for businesses, even in cases where security systems have matured and are appropriately integrated across all applications.
It is only natural to forget about security when other issues are on the top of your mind. In any case, it is the business that covers salaries for IT staff and the business always has the final say. This also means that regardless of all frontline issues, the business should be able to take full responsibility for high tech breaches and consequent costs.
Overlooking Third Party Risks
Most companies roll out strict compliance guidelines for any third parties involved in their business, but often ignore the same importance to application security.
Consequently, attackers may choose to compromise the third party’s website and host malware on your applications. In reality, any third party involved is a trusted partner and hackers may achieve the same results by breaking through their website.
Why not avoid all these mistakes by partnering with a state-of-the-art web application vulnerability testing company? At Lean Security, we provide web application security testing and penetrating testing services! Get in touch with us to learn more today.