Web application scanning, a type of dynamic application security testing (DAST), is an important component for organizations looking to provide a secure online offering to their clients.
Unfortunately, the historical approach of “spider and scan” often does not meet expectations, leaving applications vulnerable. While this is sometimes due to scanning tools lagging or new technologies being deployed, it is more often the case that an organization’s approach has been done in haste, and the people, processes, and technologies in place are not properly configured.
This article will provide an overview on web application scanning, address some of the key areas to consider when implementing or updating a web application scanning program into a software development life cycle (SDLC), and how it can result in applications being more secure and compliance efforts requiring fewer resources.
Read the full article published in the May edition of the ISSA Journal >>