Web Application Development Security Best Practices

16 Feb. 2018 Software Development

Every piece of data that’s less than fully secure is an opportunity for hackers to execute potential data breaches. This leaves sensitive business information, monetary transactions, and business reputation to be all at stake. While it is essential to stay focused on finding existing security vulnerabilities, it’s even more critical to make sure that your web applications leverage best security practices to find weaknesses very early thereby reducing the probability of potential data threats.

Best Practices For Web Application Security

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Below are some of the best practices for ensuring web application security

  • Know Your Apps and Prioritize them: It’s quite unusual that most organizations are still ignorant of the number of web applications they’ve or even where they reside. Hacking web applications is easier than you think. Therefore it’s essential to identify and prioritize your organization’s apps according to their significance and test them for vulnerabilities. Rishabh Software tests the developed applications to check if it works as expected according to the predefined objectives. Our specialists perform testing at all stages of web application development cycle.
  • Ensure you have a Strong Application Security Program: Underrating the importance of web app security is merely ticking a time bomb. Any web app vulnerability can lead to a massive data breach which in turn can shake any business possibly causing hefty financial losses, negative publicity, and loss of public trust. Investing in a development partner who follows best practices for web application security and helps mitigate security threats whenever they arise is of prime importance. Rishabh Software prevents your web applications from application-layer threats while providing ongoing support and securing them.
  • Find and Fix Vulnerabilities early on: Being aware of which vulnerabilities to focus on is just as important as knowing about the vulnerability in the first place. The instant a web app is made available online; it becomes a target of a cyber-attack. Rishabh Software with its ongoing support after the app is delivered to a client, helps with vulnerability assessment and management solutions that deliver solid web application security improvements based on testing accuracy, flexibility, and low maintenance.
  • Use Cookies Securely: Cookies are incredibly convenient for businesses and users alike because they enable users to remember the previous sites they visited so that future visits are faster. However, cookies can also be handled by hackers to gain access to protected areas. While you certainly don’t have to stop using cookies, but you must ensure cookies are not used to store highly sensitive information. For instance, passwords, as this makes it incredibly easy for hackers to gain unauthorized access. Also be conservative when setting expiration dates for cookies; this will remain valid for a user for months on end, but the reality is that each one presents a security risk. To prevent unauthorized access, consider encrypting the information that is stored within the cookies that you use.

The Bottom Line

Knowing the best practices for securing your web applications and having a reliable IT solutions partner who can help you develop innovative solutions and achieve sustainable business growth through domain expertise is extremely important.

Rishabh Software is an expert provider of custom web application development services that are highly secure, robust, and scalable. We can help you build secure web applications, efficiently eliminating vulnerabilities and blocking potential threats. Get in touch with us to embark on your digital transformation journey and safeguard all your platforms and data.

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