Web Security Testing (WST) is the Security testing techniques for vulnerabilities or security holes in corporate websites and web applications. These vulnerabilities leave websites open to exploitation.
Companies now a days are moving their most applications and critical business process on web. Web applications are a major point of vulnerability in organizations today. Web app holes have resulted in the theft of millions of credit cards, major financial and reputational damage for hundreds of enterprises, and even the compromise of thousands of browsing machines that visited Web sites altered by attackers.
It is sad but true that many of the advantages that make online applications so convenient, also make them incredibly insecure. As a result, hackers are able to use web applications to penetrate enterprises’ network and access private customer databases. The resulting identity and data theft has become a major concern for corporations and consumers alike.
Globally with the rising number of incidents of web defacement, the scope of Web Application penetration Tester is definitely rising. Today Web Application Penetration Testers are in very high demand in software companies, IT security firms, Government and Private Sectors etc.
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