One of the key factors in choosing an eDiscovery platform is the security of the application and how reliable the platform is. As any Web Application becomes increasingly complex and connected, the difficulty of achieving application security increases exponentially. The rapid pace of modern software development processes makes the most common risks essential to discover and resolve quickly and accurately. Security misconfigurations are very common in websites and web applications.
OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) is a non-profit foundation that works to improve the security of software. OWASP sets an industry standard of code review guides and frameworks which provide developers documentation for best practice of penetration testing. It also assists developers for implementing their own penetration testing guides and measure risk relative to their specific environments. Although the original goal of the OWASP Top 10 project was simply to raise awareness amongst developers and managers, it has become the de facto application security standard.
The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security, is very important because it gives organizations a priority over which risks focusing on and helps them understand, identify, mitigate, and fix vulnerabilities in their technology. The OWASP Top 10 assesses each flaw class using the OWASP Risk Rating methodology and provides guidelines, examples, best practices for preventing attacks, and references for each risk. By learning the flaws on the OWASP Top 10 chart and how to resolve them, application developers can take concrete steps toward a more secure application that helps keep users safe when it comes to malicious attack.
Why adopting OWASP compliance is important in eDiscovery industry
Adopting OWASP compliance as part of eDiscovery web application development process will improve the credibility of the application and organization.
Organizations should adopt OWASP Top 10 and start the process of ensuring that their web applications minimize these risks. Using the OWASP Top 10 is perhaps the most effective first step towards changing the web application development culture within the organization into one that produces a more secure code.
As a potential client, it is important to request an automated test report against the OWASP Top 10 which indicates that the organization/vendor’s website application do not suffer from any of the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities. NearZero Discovery has received “CyberSecure Canada (CSC)” certification and has placed required controls to ensure that NearZero Discovery Web application minimize vulnerability risks in OWASP Top 10 project.
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