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Web Application Security Checklist for 2018
Chances are, your web app isn't as secure as it needs to be. That's why we're sharing this 2018 web application security checklist. Have you hit all the marks?
With a great sigh of relief, we welcome 2018. This new year brings us all new possibilities and opportunities. This is also a great time assess your business operations. From paperwork to threat assessments, now is your chance to start the year off right.
Unfortunately, it isn't just legitimate businesses that are hoping to have a great new year. The hackers of years past haven't gone anywhere. This year like any other, hackers will be looking to exploit your company's internet vulnerabilities. Let us help you prepare.
Let us help you prepare.
Make Sure Your User-Friendly Apps and Hacker Hostile
Web applications make is easy and efficient for clients, customers, contractors and employees to access your company's network.
But, these web apps can also open the door to unwanted visitors. Coding errors, weak passwords, and other mistakes can leave you vulnerable to attack.
But you aren't alone.
The Driz Group stands ready to help you defend your network against whatever this year brings.
Start 2017 with this Web Application Security Checklist
To help you assess your web applications strengths and weaknesses, we've put together this web application security checklist. Use this list to ensure that your web apps are secure and ready for market.
1. Assess and Review. This step involves a comprehensive review of the application. Test each step of the program for vulnerabilities. In fact, we will provide you with a complete vulnerability assessment checklist to make the assessment as simple and transparent as possible.
Ensure that users cannot bypass steps or gain access to unauthorized areas of the network through the app.
Can a user enter a new ID and receive a password without authorization? How many password attempts can be made before a lock-out?
2. Plan and Challenge. Next, you'll want to conduct test attacks to assess your app's weaknesses.
From password challenges to brute force attacks, you'll want to determine what your app can withstand.
You'll also want to make sure sensitive information isn't revealed in cookies or other easily accessed code.
3. Re-assess and Report. Once you have made your initial challenges, re-assess the app's areas of vulnerability. Conduct usability testing, perform functional testing and assess the error messages.
Did quick fixes solve the problem or is there more work to be done? In your report, you'll want to indicate which problems should be given highest priority for remediation.
Also, make note of any institutional errors that may threaten other web applications.
4. Remediate and Test. In this step, you'll use the report prepared in step 3 to make changes to the app.
Remove security threats, repair coding errors and re-educate users to ensure your website's security.
Once you've implemented these steps, test the web application's security again.
This four-step web application security checklist summarizes the path you'll need to take to ensure your web application doesn't leave you vulnerable.
But, as with all good things, the implementation isn't always easy. The Driz Group employs a team of experts dedicated to identifying and addressing your website's vulnerabilities.
We can prepare a comprehensive web application security checklist designed specifically for your network and web applications. Just give us a call or send us an email to get started.
In the meantime, have a great and secure 2018!
Steve E. Driz, I.S.P., ITCP