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Would Your Company Fail A Web Security Test?

By July 26, 2016March 2nd, 2023Blog, Cybersecurity

WouldXYourXCompanyXFailXAXWebXSecurityXTestHow solid is your firm’s web security? According to recent findings by the penetration expert Ilia Kolochenko, probably not very good. Kolochenko should know. He is the CEO of High-Tech Bridge, and he and his research team have just finished an extensive review of business internet vulnerabilities. The results aren’t pretty. The two biggest highlights of the research team’s findings are as follows:
Nearly a quarter (23%) of all websites are still using SSL version 3. That’s problematic because SSL v3 has been deprecated, given that SSL v3 fallbacks were directly to blame for such exploits as BEAST and POODLE.

Nearly 80% of all webservers have missing, insecure, or incomplete HTTP headers. This leaves any web apps running on those servers at greater risk of being exploited.

Kolochenko went on to explain that a vast number of companies tend to grossly underestimate the number of digital assets they have in play. This causes them to completely miss entire segments of their infrastructure, ranging from old web servers, to seldom used backup machines, and the like. All of these are potential weak spots for a company. All of them represent chinks in your firm’s virtual armor, and any one of them can be easily exploited by a determined hacker.

It only takes one point of weakness for a hacker to breach your system and gain access to your entire network. Once inside, there’s really no limit to the amount of damage that could be caused.

Keeping paced with the ever-changing world of digital security can be a daunting task. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by it and need help getting a handle on your digital security, contact us today, and one of our knowledgeable team members will assess your current security, and make recommendations for improving it and making it more robust.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.