Startups can secure their websites by hardening their web applications with client-side security like HTTP security headers to improve their resilience against many common web attacks. These common web attacks include cross-site scripting (XSS), man-in-the-middle, clickjacking, and many others. Security headers can prevent these attacks by providing web browsers with instructions, better known as directives, […]
A security service edge (SSE), also known as SSE security or edge security, can bolster cybersecurity for startups by strengthening their defenses from cyber threats with its core services that follow the Zero Trust framework. An SSE is a product stack of components that serve as the security aspect of a secure access service edge […]
Writing secure code is challenging, especially when there is hardly any guidance for developers, especially new ones, on how to code securely. It is evident when many Computer Science programs at universities do not offer a course on application security or secure coding practices, which explains why many developers have to “figure it out” and […]
Many startups in their infancy do not prioritize having a cybersecurity plan as they lay the groundwork for their business model because of budget constraints and a lack of resources. By hindering their security posture, they markedly increase their risk of becoming compromised. A damaged reputation and a significant loss of finances can result, forcing […]
Cybersecurity for startups – good and bad recommendations Providing generic recommendations in the area of cybersecurity for startups is not an easy task. This is because every company is different, has a different structure, and protects different assets. On top of that, I’ve seen articles with very bad recommendations, which may be more harmful than […]
Applying modern secure software frameworks to ensure secure coding practices during each stage of the software development life cycle (SDLC) can significantly reduce security risks and vulnerabilities in developing software or applications, especially critical zero-day vulnerabilities. These risks and vulnerabilities may include cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injections, and software tampering when malicious actors install a […]
Depending on your role in the company, you may be interested only in some parts of the web application penetration testing report – find out why.
The penetration testing report is a document that provides information about the vulnerabilities that the web application, network segment, or mobile app contains. More importantly, you can read about recommended actions to mitigate security issues. However, there are certain things that you will not find in the penetration testing report.
The core of every penetration testing report is the vulnerability details section. This is the place where security engineers, administrators, and developers will spend the most time. In this article, I will write about typical elements of this section in a penetration testing report.
Assigning a severity to a vulnerability is an important part when describing the vulnerability in the report. It helps the organization to understand how important a vulnerability is and allows for prioritizing the remediation actions. It is obvious that most organizations will focus on a high severity vulnerability first rather than medium or low.