Sometimes, organizations or online businesses fail to protect their web security architecture, hence they get exposed to various threats and vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, these threats can lead to various destructive outcomes such as data breaches, XSS attacks, leaking out credentials’ details, etc. Hackers or cyber attackers always have an eye on the web application because they are very easy to target to get access to the auspicious data of your organization. If you are avoiding following proper security measures then there are various web application risks your business can face.
Common Web Security Risks
As per OWASP Top 10 report for web applications security the most harmful and destructive web threats include cross-site-scripting(XSS), SQL injections, XML External Entities (XXE), Broken Access Control, etc. Hackers are exploiting these vulnerabilities to steal sensitive information and files from web applications.
Another most popular web application hacking technique among hackers is SQL Injection. These are mainly defined as harmful SQL queries that hackers inject into your web application SQL statements to retrieve sensitive information like user’s credentials, card details, etc.
Another common security mistake exploited by hackers is Broken Access Control. When you are developing and deploying any web application, if your organization fails to provide adequate access control implementation between normal & admin users, in such case you have to face unauthorized access of data or known as broken access control. The outcomes of broken access control mechanisms are very destructive because hackers can use the content and functions in an unauthorized manner and can access the information which should only be accessible to Admin users.
How you can secure your web application?
Web application security is very important to keep your sensitive data protected and stop being exploited. There are various security techniques that you can adopt to attain assurance for securing your organization from being exposed to vulnerabilities.
Some measures to protect your web applications from Security issues:
- While developing web applications you should be sure about whether you are following the most efficient approach to secure the application such as multi-factor authentication.
- Misconfigurations for security architecture should be avoided such as using outdated web servers or applications.
- Always use HTTPS to protect your users’ connections to your website.
- Organizations should ensure a proper data backup plan so that they can always prepare for web application data corruption & breaches.
- A web application firewall (WAF) implementation should be used to keep an eye on various web exploits or malicious bots.
- Organizations should always be prepared with proper remediation and recovery plan if any vulnerability is identified so that business risks can be reduced.
- Perform Web Penetration Testing on regular basis.
What is Web Penetration Testing & how it can help you?
Due to the increasing demand and popularity of web applications among various online enterprises they can be easily exposed to various cyber-attacks and vulnerabilities. Despite using various security strategies being applied by the enterprise to secure their web applications, they fail to protect them. To preserve the web application architecture of your organization an ethical hacking process is used known as Web Application Penetration testing.
Web Application Pentesting can also be determined as a type of invigorating cyber-attack knowingly performed by cyber experts using various security tools and assessment techniques against your system or architecture to uncover & explore various security gaps and threats. It also helps in identifying missing security practices that should be implemented to make your web application more secure. The process of penetration testing is the most efficient approach to preserve your organization from becoming a vector among hackers.
Tridentsec Web Penetration Testing Methodology
Tridentsec has adopted the best industry standards for testing – like OWASP & also techniques and methodologies we have developed based on our own experiences. Our penetration testing experts have manual and automated penetration testing procedures to discover the vulnerabilities and security misconfigurations in your web application.
After all assessments are done, we will provide you an evaluated report including vulnerabilities, potential risks & security misconfiguration, and effective remediation while assuring to secure the web application and preventing any future threats to occur.
Through this, we hope that you are enlightened with the fact that web applications are the most prominent vector against cyber-attackers to target and how important it is to secure your web applications and the data stored on your database servers.