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What is a website security audit?

A website security audit is the systematic evaluation of an organization’s security measures and protocols used to protect its IT infrastructure. It assesses the performance of the security systems and protocols employed by the organization against a set of established criteria. It validates the security posture and tells the organization if the security measures conform to the pre-established criteria.

A thorough audit typically tests the security of the web system’s entire infrastructure. It looks for security weaknesses, vulnerabilities, loopholes, and misconfigurations using a combination of static and dynamic code analysis, business logical flaw testing, configuration tests, and so on.

Various auditing options?

  • Using Vulnerability Scanner – Basic Audit.
  • Using Automated Tools – Fast, Instant but not deep enough
  • Manual Security Audit – Reliable, Slow, Requires Specialized knowledge
  • Mixed Approach – Professionals after assessing the requirements, plan and use the right mix of the above methods to provide the most reliable audit.

What is to be assessed?

  • SQL-Injection Attacks
  • Broken Authentication
  • Unauthorized Data Exposure
  • XML External Entities (XXE)
  • Broken Access Control
  • Security Misconfiguration
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure Deserialization
  • Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient Logging
  • Remote Command Execution
  • Path Traversal etc.

Why regular web security audits are required?

Performing a website security audit will enable your organization to identify and fix potential vulnerabilities and security issues within your web applications or web servers. Web application assessments combine both automated vulnerability scans and advanced manual web application security to ensure all areas of your web applications are assessed. 

  • Identify and Resolves Issues in Security Policies and Protocols
  • Early Stage Detection
  • Compliance
  • Gain the first movers advantage against hackers

Tangible Deliverables

  • Audit Report providing summary, details, and mitigation for all vulnerabilities.
  • Bifurcation of vulnerabilities into High, Medium, Low-Risk categories.