Bit Sentinel helps you to manage and secure any web application environment through reliable Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services that match your business requirements.
Web application security is a branch of Information Security that deals specifically with security of web applications, services and websites. At a high level, Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to the Internet and Web systems. Typically web applications are developed using programming languages such as (but not limited) PHP, NodeJS, Java EE, Java, Python, Ruby, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET or Classic ASP.
Why you need a Penetration Test or a Vulnerability Assessment on a Web Application?
Gartner has noted that almost 75 percent of attacks are tunneling through web applications.
Web applications are used to perform most major tasks or website functions. They include forms that collect personal, classified and confidential information such as medical history, credit and bank account information as well as user satisfaction feedback. If your organization is legally bound by legislation to protect the privacy and security of personally identifiable information, and hackers can get at this sensitive information, you run the risk of being found guilty of non-compliance.
How do these web application vulnerabilities affect your customers and business?
By performing web application security and thoroughly testing your applications, you can prevent a variety of attacks such as identity theft or session hijacking that can compromise your company’s confidential and private data.
In the UK alone 81% of large organisations had a security breach. The cost of these breaches nearly doubled in the last year. 60% of the small business sector was affected with only 12% of these small companies successfully detecting an outside breach.
Last year, major players in the information and technology fields were successfully attacked and their systems compromised. The attackers succeed to get confidential information, business relevant development plans and private client data, exposing more than 50 million persons worldwide to identity theft.
Corporate espionage is on the rise with malicious hackers in search of financial gain still make up the vast majority (about 60 %) of cyber criminals, intellectual property spies account for an increasing number over time of data breaches (about 25 %). Hackers not intent on serious crime (that is, for fun) or who are motivated by a particular ideology were near zero. Some of that decrease must be attributed to the takedown of several of Anonymous’ biggest players. Anonymous and its associated hackers are still a very viable threat, but there isn’t as much participation since multiple countries law enforcement agencies made an example of past participants. Not as many people want to jeopardize their day jobs and real lives by banking on the notion that the feds can’t get them.
What are the benefits of a Penetration Test or a Vulnerability Assessment?
By performing proper application security and identifying vulnerabilities that could occur in your web applications you could prevent these types of risks and many more from affecting your company.
Choose the Approach that Match Your Needs
The Bit Sentinel
Vulnerability Assessments & Penetration Tests are scaled in order to meet the needs of your business. While security is fundamentally based on people and processes, there are a number of technical solutions to consider when testing security of web applications. At a high level, these solutions include: