by Sachin Dixit

Introduction

As the days pass on, the security landscape is becoming more sophisticated and tricky, while hackers are one step forward in tapping the vulnerabilities in the apps through advanced methods and techniques. A recent study also says, in U.S. around 85 percent businesses has suffered with data breach.

It is concern that, if a website's server and applications are not protected from security vulnerabilities, as a result, identities, credit card information and billions of dollars are at risk. Unfortunately, firewalls do not provide enough protection, because attackers are well-aware of the valuable information accessible through Web applications and they are always looking for weaker points in a network system to hack the security system of your company and get a hold of confidential and new information. Some organization used ports 80 and 443 (ssl) to conduct online business but on the other hand it represent open doors to attackers, who have figured out thousands of ways to penetrate Web applications.

 

Do you need Hack-Resilient Application?

A hack-resilient application is one that reduces the chances of a successful attack and mitigates the extent of damage if an attack occurs. These types of applications reside on a secure host (server) in a secure network and is developed using secure design and development guidelines.

If you target a hack-resilient application, how do you get there?

Secure your network, host, and application

Security must be addressed at three levels: host, network, and application. A weakness at any layer can be exploited by an attacker. Therefore, it is very essential to make it strong enough.

Focus on threats

Your application’s security measures can become useless, if the measures are applied without knowing the threats that the security measures are designed to mitigate. Threats can be external, such as attacker on the Internet etc.

Follow a principle-based approach

The characteristics that are used throughout the process of testing are rely on security principles that have proven themselves over time. Therefore, it is favorable to analyze threats prior to product implementation or deployment.

 

Tips to avoid invading

  • The less widespread operating systems like Linux, Mac OS or Solaris are also less popular targets of attack, also they have much less known viruses.
  • Keep a back up of your files regularly to avoid permanent data loss.
  • Avoid to open spam mail and attachments.
  • Hire expert IT security professionals who have taken formal training in ethical hacking and have also undertaken network security training to ensure that your network system is secure and ready to stave of hacking attempts.
  • Prefer safe computing and safe browsing.
  • Use Firefox browser instead of Internet Explorer as it is safer. Enable all JavaScript, Active X, Java and other fancy features only for the sites you trust.
  • Install the new version, only after you completely uninstalled an existing program.
  • Keep all the programs running on your computer updated. Failure to do so can invite intruders.

 

Summary

Although security tests are essential to develop to ensure security at every end. It is always necessary that a company who offers web and mobile security testing services is fully compliant with rules and regulations, and is able to respond quickly to any attacks. The service is able to locate vulnerabilities from a hacker's view point and address the needs accordingly.

About the Author

Sachin Dixit is a web enthusiast and blogger who loves to write cool stuff, specializing in technical writing, SEO, Social media marketing and paid advertisement. He is always happy to share his passion for new gadgets, Smartphone and technology. Follow me on Twitter @sachinansh    

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