Web application security is a branch of Information Security that deals specifically with security of websites, web applications and web services. At a high level, Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to Internet and Web systems.
With increase in awareness of the internet and social networking site many people share information on the internet unknowing the consequences of the data breach. Increased information sharing through social networking and increasing business adoption of the Web as a means of doing business and delivering service, websites are often attacked directly by hackers. Hackers either seek to compromise the corporate network or the end-users accessing the website by subjecting them to drive-by downloading.
The majority of web application attacks occur through cross-site scripting (XSS) and Database attacks which typically result from flawed coding, and failure to sanitize input to and output from the web application. Phishing is another common threat to the Web application.
Web Application Assessment
While security is fundamentally based on people and processes, there are a number of technical solutions to consider when designing, building and testing secure web applications. In Raqmiyat we use set of sophisticated solutions and tools which enable us to address this risk