Secure web technologies are the protection mechanisms that protect businesses users, networks, and devices from cyber-criminals and threats. Web security is crucial for business continuity since it is the most prevalent way for malware attacks to spread around the world and a major cause of data security breaches.
To stay ahead of the latest threats, it is important to maintain constant vigilance when it comes to web technologies. Financial institutions can gain by making frequent updates. With new security standards being introduced and watchdogs such as Google's Project Zero raising software developer's bar, they will be able to keep pace with the most recent threats.
Finance companies can safeguard sensitive data and limit risk by implementing the right methods, tools, and training. For example, HTTPS encrypts traffic between the web server and the browser which ensures that the users' credentials are safe. This is an essential feature for any website that gathers personal information like payment details, login credentials. Even blogs and websites that don't have a database of customer data can benefit from implementing SSL. There are different types of SSL certificates, ranging from domain validated to certificates with extended validation.
Another important security step is to ensure that all applications on the internet are up to date. Hackers are able to exploit vulnerabilities that are not patched to gain access. It is recommended that these vulnerabilities be addressed early by following application coding best practices and scanning for known vulnerabilities using virtual patching solutions.
A secure web gateway (SWG) protects companies from malware-related infections and enforces security standards on Internet/web activity initiated by employees. Next-generation SWGs are able to block malware and software that is harmful on the application layer rather than the network/packet level. This approach is more efficient than firewalls and cloud access security brokers that rely on antivirus scanning based on streams and may not detect sophisticated threats.