Web application testing helps address website weaknesses


Ely, England, 2 May 2012 – A considerable percentage of cyberattacks nowadays are targeted at websites. Many of these attacks are successful, as they exploit website weaknesses resulting from bad implementation of security configuration and insecure application programming. Last week, the BBC reported that a survey by the newly launched Trustworthy Internet Movement (TIM) found that more than 52% of sites tested were using versions of security protocols known to be compromised.

In order to ensure their website is secure, organisations need to carry out web application testing on a regular basis. Web application testing is a distinctive area of penetration testing and will enable organisations to identify vulnerabilities to application exploitation mechanisms.

The Web Application Testing Package from IT Governance, a leading cybersecurity provider, includes vulnerability assessments which cover configuration of X.509 certificates used on websites to provide SSL and TLS security.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says ’Our pen testers do find a lot of problems with certificates supporting weak encryption and the use of self-signed certificates on portals for administration services on gateways and other when they conduct assessments. This means that many websites are compromised and so is the client’s data’.

Calder continues, ’In the current economic climate, organisations cannot afford to lose customers as a result of weak website protection. Vendors need to be taking immediate measures to address relevant vulnerability issues. Web application testing is a straightforward and cost-effective option to establish whether or not your website security will actually withstand external threats, and whether or not it is adequate and is functioning correctly’.

The benefits of buying the Web Application Testing Package from IT Governance include:
  • Ensuring all web applications are secure against cyberattacks
  • Agreed scope of testing delivered for known and fixed costs
  • Provide assurance to all users (staff and customers)
  • Complete report indentifying vulnerabilities and recommended remedial activity.

The Web Application Testing Package is suitable for small companies with a single web application with an externally facing interface and a single database. The package is available, for a limited time only, at the special price of just £1,950 each.

IT Governance also offers a fixed-price Penetration Testing Standard Package.

To book your Web Application Testing Package online, go to www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3185. You can also contact the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750. Larger organisations can purchase penetration testing packages with a purchase order either by telephone or by e-mail to servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk.

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