Secure web technologies are the security systems that protect organizations as well as networks, users, and devices from cyber-criminals and threats. As the most frequent source of malware attacks and a major reason for successful data breaches, the security of websites is crucial to business continuity.
To stay abreast of the most recent threats, it’s vital to be vigilant when it comes to internet technologies. With new security standards being introduced and watchdogs such Google’s Project Zero raising the bar for software developers, financial institutions can benefit from frequent upgrades.
Finance companies can safeguard sensitive data and minimize risk by using the appropriate techniques, training and tools. HTTPS for instance secures the communication between the web server and browser and ensures that user credentials remain secure. This is a requirement for any website which collects personal information, payment details or login credentials. Even blogs and sites that don’t collect customer data will benefit from SSL. There are various types of SSL certificates available including domain validated to extended validation.
Another crucial security measure is to ensure that all web-based applications are up-to-date. Unpatched vulnerabilities are valuable clues for hackers and could be exploited for unauthorized access. These vulnerabilities should be addressed early by following the application coding guidelines and checking for known security risks using virtual patching solutions.
A secure web portal (SWG) protects a business from malware threats, and enforces security policy for web/internet activities initiated by employees. Next-generation SWGs filter unwanted software/malware on the application level, not the network or packet level. This approach is more effective than firewalls and cloud access security brokers (CASBs) which rely on stream-based antivirus scanning and are not able to detect sophisticated attacks.