Today, applications are the strategic driving force behind many companies and are increasingly becoming the target of cybercrime. Application Security Services provide processes and solutions to make any business application (especially web applications) more secure in terms of data availability, data integrity and confidentiality. In concrete terms, this means: the provision of controls and countermeasures which, after successful implementation, make the company’s applications and the corresponding IT infrastructure fundamentally more secure and thus protect them against external attacks, general data loss or misuse. Application Security Services support compliance with regulatory requirements e. g. in data protection or compliance. Q_PERIOR has already prepared many large companies in terms of application security, business continuity management, IT service continuity management and data protection. Q_PERIOR’s consultants draw on a wealth of experience from a wide range of industries, to show you a viable path to cyber security. We have tried and tested processes, tools and templates that can be easily adapted to your individual requirements.
Our five-step application security process can be run through completely or in parts, however, we recommend an analysis of your IT landscape, which is why you should not perform the first two steps. In some cases, it may even be necessary to be a step ahead of the application security process in order to get an overall picture of the respective IT systems.
1. Classification of information
2. Perform a business impact analysis
3. Assessment of the application security status
4. Countermeasures and controls
5. Auditing of the implementation of controls and possible further tests
A holistic implementation of application security and the associated controls and countermeasures can significantly reduce the risks of an attack on a company’s application and data. In addition, the applications and the underlying IT infrastructure become more fail-safe after successful implementation. By defining clear responsibilities, documentation and emergency plans, applications can be restored more quickly in the event of a disaster. Without application protection, there is a risk of losing business secrets or other sensitive data. In addition, the downtime of a business-critical application can have serious negative consequences for a company. This can result in monetary damages as well as impacting a company’s reputation with customers, partners and employees. Additionaly this can result in fines, possible lawsuits and further legal consequences. As described above, we strongly recommend that you take stock of your company’s IT infrastructure and successfully implement Application Security Services in order to create a strong starting position for IT security and regulatory requirements in the future.