Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know, but the good news is that there is guidance for organizations who wish to find the vulnerabilities in their applications before the attacker does.
In response to escalating cybersecurity attacks, we pioneered the forensic practice in 2010. In our work helping organizations secure their applications across the tech stack, we have gained technical information about the vulnerabilities identified in applications and the respective best practices in cybersecurity that help mitigate the vulnerabilities.
For the past several months, however, we have investigated our forensic data for application security with a new urgency, for it seems to us that the new ways of working have opened new attack vectors to cybercriminals.
Based on years of our collective forensic data from over 1000 investigations, this blog post will help you understand where vulnerabilities could arise in the applications and give you a basic idea of how to “think like a hacker” when testing the security posture of applications. In addition, we try to inject the development and testing teams with a healthy dose of paranoia by offering best practices for application security that are essential for QA managers, testing experts, tech leads and information security managers.