Imagine losing personal information of more than 300 million customers, including their passport numbers, DOB, gender, postal addresses, etc. Well, this happened to one of the world’s biggest hospitality groups, Marriott International. Hackers gained unauthorized access to Marriott’s database. These aren’t isolated incidents.
20% of Facebook’s 2.3 billion users were affected in 2019. Many unprotected databases were discovered online which had 419 million records of Facebook users. There was no password protection in place which meant anyone could gain access to it.
A simple Google search will present you with more such dreadful news. No matter the size of your organization, you are vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals.
If you want to save your company from external attacks, then software security testing should be a pivotal part of your business strategy and not something you implement as an afterthought. Even something as simple as a weak code implementation in your software application can make you vulnerable to cyberattacks and unauthorized entry.
While there have been tremendous strides in the world of technology, it has opened up itself to far smarter threats. With each part of the business world highly dependent on technology, it is no wonder that businesses have begun to realize the importance of keeping oneself secure.
Let us learn more about security testing and what it entails in the rest of the article.