Today, businesses rely upon web applications more than ever before. Companies might provide internet-accessible apps that customers use for shopping, taking classes, or enjoying other online services, for just a few examples. In other cases, companies use apps to give employees anywhere and anytime access to work-related documents, in-house communication, and much more.
Online accessibility can offer many benefits to customers and businesses. At the same time, the increasing use of web-based applications has attracted the attention of malicious hackers. Along with relying more on web apps, companies also need to pay greater attention to web application security testing.
Web application security testing particularly matters in light of Edgescan categorizing almost thirty-five percent of all internet-facing security vulnerabilities as high risk. Internal, intranet applications fared even worse. Over 40 percent of security issues for internal software earned a high-risk classification. If a malicious hacker can exploit these vulnerabilities, they can steal sensitive data, take down critical systems and, almost always, damage a company’s reputation.