Why a Website security audit?
Nowadays vulnerability scanning is an important and underestimated part of owning a website or webshop. Most noteworthy, site owners do not pay enough attention to the danger and overestimate the cost of securing their sites and servers from hacker attacks. Unfortunately, hackers have been quite successful in finding security holes in the corporate security infrastructure – Web applications.
We all probably know that Web applications are publicly available on the Internet, 24/7. This makes hackers lives easy by providing them almost unlimited attempts to hack applications that have not been identified by web application scanning solution as vulnerable. Unsecured sites can be easily taken down by malicious activity which will costs days worth of lost sales and thousands of dollars.
So the main point is this: getting hacked is much more expensive than maintaining proper security. Above all, if you want your prospects to become customers you must make them trust you and be confident that you will carefully handle their personal information. Hence, you will spend a great deal of time ensuring that your service or product is worth to trust. Spend a small fraction of that investment on the security of your site and equipment and consequently get much more in return. Let us consider such an example, do you know that these are hidden concerns that nearly all customers have?
• 87% of customers are concerned about credit card fraud
• 85% of customers are concerned about identity theft
• 83% of customers are concerned about sharing personal information
• 77% of customers are concerned about spyware (source is TNS Research)
Therefore, promoting the security of your site to prospects is one of the best investments you can make. While considering the costs of all of the enhancements that you might add to your site, also consider this: Anything that benefits not just you but also your customers will produce the best return every time.