Vincent Liu co-authors Web Application Vulnerability Assessment Essentials: Your First Step to a Highly Secure Web Site as part of the SPI Dynamics Expert Articles series.

SPI Dynamics Expert Articles Series - Web Application Vulnerability Assessment Essentials: Your First Step to a Highly Secure Web Site - Aug2007 (1306 downloads)

If an organization isn’t taking a systematic and proactive approach to web security, and to running a web application vulnerability assessment in particular, then that organization isn’t defended against the most rapidly increasing class of attacks. Web based attacks can lead to lost revenue, the theft of customers’ personally identifiable financial information, and falling out of regulatory compliance with a multitude of government and industry mandates: the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) for merchants, HIPAA for health care organizations, or Sarbanes-Oxley for publicly traded companies. In fact, the research firm Gartner estimates that 75 percent of attacks on web security today are aimed straight at the application layer.