Application Security Testing: Extending a Safe Boundary to Prevent Security Breaches

The cyber world is becoming more and more vulnerable. In a rush to earn online profit, small and medium sized businesses are launching their website without understanding that they are giving hackers access to private information. To eliminate such a situation, it is important to implement application security testing.


Bangalore, Karnataka -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2016 -- According to a survey by IBM(International Business Machines Corporation), 75% of the company owners stated that they understand the impact of IT and online security risks on their brand reputation and customer satisfaction. There has been an increase of 38% data breach cases. Around 59% confirmed that they plan on increasing their spend on coping with online security issues.

The conclusion of all these numbers is that people are becoming more aware regarding the online security issue in business. Everyone is trying to figure out a new strategy that will make software more safe and reliable. The new components that will find a place in every owner's plan for a secure application are as follows:

Secure Software Development Cycle(sSDLC): It becomes very difficult to repair an already developed software. The difficulty is not just on the coding part but also on the investment part. More amount of money is invested for fixing an already designed application/software. In this form of testing, software is evaluated at each phase on various parameters.

Application Security Design review: In this type of testing method, new or existing product and service is examined with the help of automated tools. These tools monitor whether the different layers of technology used for the designing of software are appropriately secured or not. A regulatory framework such as PCI(Payment Card Industry), HIPAA(Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), GLBA(Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) are also checked during this type of application security testing.

Application Code Review: The applications that are based on lengthy codes are difficult to scan manually. Therefore, this type of coding of any site/software/application is bifurcated on the basis of coding lengths and are evaluated accordingly.

Web Application Penetration Test: Penetration testing of sites/software/applications is done to identify the vulnerabilities of any application. The system is monitored according to 5 point score based on the industry standards.

Server Vulnerability Scan: In this framework, different devices such as routers, servers and switches are tested for vulnerabilities. The main focus of the developer is on the security patches and checking if inadequate cipher strength is verified.

Remediation Support: The tests will not be effective unless there is follow ups with remediate findings and scans. It should be confirmed that all these follow ups are scheduled on time for a safe and secure application.

Proper knowledge regarding all these testing protocols is very important for security of corporate assets. An individual can get such training from a single pit stop- Hack2Secure. Apart from giving classroom training, the institute also imparts training online.

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