Every company needs to be scanning their web apps and looking for issues with the code, but sometimes they don’t realize that they need to be doing this important work because they think it isn’t necessary or they don’t have the right tools to do it effectively. But if you are running an e-commerce site or web apps that could impact your company if something happens, you need to be making sure your web apps are safe. Read on to learn why every company needs to be scanning their web apps for security issues.

How many vulnerabilities do you have?
The sad truth is that anyone can have any number of vulnerabilities just waiting to be exploited. Simply visiting a site that has a known security hole could leave your company vulnerable. All it takes is one day for one of your business applications to have an unpatched vulnerability and the attackers will be in—and they won’t need an invitation. This is why every company needs to start scanning their web apps for security right now! Here are the three ways you can protect yourself: Run routine scans. Conduct periodic scans on all websites, including yours, so you know if there are any new holes or issues that need to be addressed immediately. It only takes one breach to cost your company millions of dollars—don’t let it happen because you weren’t paying attention.

False positives show up when your application is flagged for having a vulnerability that actually isn’t there. This makes them a serious issue because they waste time, which could be spent fixing real vulnerabilities or building your company. But, we do have a solution in mind which will discuss later in this article.

What are the top 10 most common vulnerabilities?
There are dozens of types of web application vulnerabilities. At least, there are dozens that get a lot of attention. A few common ones include cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and directory traversal. XSS is an attack where malicious code is injected into legitimate websites or applications to run on your computer and potentially steal information. SQL injection attacks occur when hackers inject SQL commands into search forms or text boxes on vulnerable sites to retrieve data from databases without authorization.
There are also HIPAA and other related weakpoints.

Can I use a tool to fix my issues with minimal to no false positives?
Not all tools are created equal when it comes to delivering accurate results. Make sure you know how they work: Do you have an expert that goes through each finding? Can the solution find real, exploitable vulnerabilities and deliver true positive results for your developers to fix? 

Also, one size does not fit all. If one tool works for one business it may not be a fit for another business. At CBERFORT, we investigate your needs and then match you with the right vendor for your security needs. Contact us for details.

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