Wouldn’t it be great if you fix security holes the same day they are found?

But, we all know how that plan goes.

Loaded task lists, marketing priorities, and ever-changing application code are just a few of the reasons why it takes about 103 days to fix a vulnerability. IF and AFTER they are found in the first place. Stopping hackers from accessing your website gets difficult.

So is there a way to manage your website security loopholes more efficiently? Here is a list of fixes you can use to stay on top of it all:

#1- Find Vulnerabilities

Website-ChecklistGet Always-on scanning

Asking your developers to look for those vulnerabilities will take days. Even if they get time to point out issues, how would they know of zero-day issues? Are they really following the list of a dozen serious and not-so-serious issues published daily? Or do you have an internal security research team ?

With always-on scanning, you get reports on found vulnerabilities, which can be passed on to the application developers for patching.

Get website penetration testing to stop hackers

Businesses handling big data consider business logic flaws that are specific to an application. This is the kind of flaw that only a security expert can test  and suggest mitigation steps for.

Whenever you make serious changes to an application, request for a penetration testing with a certified expert.

#2- Prevent Hacking

Website-ChecklistBlock hackers first

As we said, it takes about 103 days to fix a vulnerability. Of course, you cannot stop everything else and work on making the perfect applications. How about blocking hackers until security issues are fixed?

Web Application Firewall virtually patches vulnerabilities. It prevents hackers from exploiting these security loopholes.

Sync testing and patching

How to fix business logic flaws found through penetration testing? Get an application security solution with a continuous  scanning and WAF offering. Indusface’s AppTrana not only provides this but even allows you to request for custom rules to block other vulnerabilities.

#3 Block DDoS

Website-ChecklistPrepare for DDoS Battles

Application layer DDoS is one of the biggest challenges for businesses across the world. Is your business prepared for it? There is no absolute security against the attack, apart from monitoring incoming application traffic to identify red flags.

Stop Spam to keep hackers away from site

Once the zombie bot traffic is identified, ensure that you have a prompt response in blocking it. Here’s how this can be done.

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Indusface

Venky has played multiple roles within Indusface for the past 6 years. Prior to this, as the CTO @indusface, Venky built the product/service offering and technology team from scratch, and grew it from ideation to getting initial customers with a proven/validated business model poised for scale. Before joining Indusface, Venky had 10+ years of experience in security industry and had held various mgmt/leadership roles in Product Development, Professional Services and Sales @Entrust.