Top 10 Tips to Protect Against OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities

OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities
  • Injection
  • Broken Authentication
  • Sensitive Data Exposure
  • XML External Entities (XXE)
  • Broken Access Control
  • Security Misconfigurations
  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Insecure Deserialization
  • Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient Logging and Monitoring

Top 10 Tips to Prevent OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities

#1 Take a Zero-Trust Approach to Security

#2 Use a Next-Gen, Intuitive and Managed Web Application Firewall (WAF)

#3 Implement a Strong Password Policy and Multi-factor Authentication

  • Never deploy default credentials, especially for admin accounts.
  • Enforce strong and unique passwords with a combination of alphanumeric and special characters.
  • Do not store passwords locally.
  • Send passwords only on secure and encrypted connections.

#4 Encrypt all Sensitive Data

#5 Establish Proper Access Controls

#6 Input Validation is Critical

#7 Maintain High Standards of Cyber Hygiene

  • Do not ignore updates.
  • Use only components and software that are from reliable and verified sources.
  • Clean up unwanted, unused, and legacy features, services, components and software from the application.

#8 Establish Effective Logging and Monitoring

#9 Regular Scanning, Audits and Pen-Tests

#10 Follow Secure Coding Practices

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