From e-commerce to online banking, the world is interconnected with web applications. The internet provides a contactless method to conduct office meetings, engage with healthcare professionals, shop, attend classes, and more. Protecting data has never been more important. Failure to secure web applications can lead to serious financial and reputational consequences. According to statistics published in Tenable's Threat Landscape Report, web application vulnerabilities continue to repeatedly pose a significant threat to organizations.
Web application security refers to the practices employed to detect and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities that may compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of web applications. As the internet has evolved to become an integral part of how organizations conduct business, web applications have become increasing popular and essential to meet the requirements. This growing popularity of web applications and online transactions provides lucrative targets for cybercriminals. Data presented within this dashboard highlights the top most vulnerable web applications and assets at risk for exploitation.
This dashboard leverages data from Tenable Web App Scanning, a comprehensive and automated vulnerability scanning tool for modern web applications. Organizations can perform Dynamic Application Security Tests (DAST) on any application, anywhere, at any point in the application lifecycle. Of specific importance is the Tenable Web App Scanning ability to scan for vulnerabilities from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 risks, and provide comprehensive and accurate vulnerability data.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a non-profit foundation that provides community-driven consensus insight into web application security concerns. The OWASP Top 10 list highlights several different aspects of web-based security, such as Cross-Site Scripting attacks, security misconfigurations, and sensitive data exposure. The focus of the OWASP Top 10 is to reduce risk across the most vulnerable aspects of web applications across the internet. Following these guidelines enables organizations to reduce risk of organizational and customer data theft.
In addition, Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE), and other configuration tests provide insight into thousands of related vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Vulnerability data presented in this dashboard leverages all the gathered web application vulnerability information to provide organizations with a method to break the vulnerability cycle. The data provided in the dashboard enables organizations to better communicate risk, prioritize patching efforts, and reduce the attack surface.
Security leaders need to SEE everything, PREDICT what matters most and ACT to address cyber risk and effectively align cybersecurity initiatives with business objectives. Tenable.io discovers and analyzes assets continuously to provide an accurate and unified view of an organization’s security posture. The requirement for this dashboard is: Tenable Web Application Security (WAS).
Web App Vulnerabilities by State (Last 14 Days) – This widget provides a view into the vulnerability life cycle for web applications. Tracking web application vulnerabilities through each state provides management information on the progress of risk mitigation efforts. The chart provides a summary view of vulnerabilities by state that have been detected within the last 14 days. The filters in this widget use the vulnerability state to identify the new vulnerabilities. The requirement for this widget is: Tenable Web Application Security (WAS).
Top 100 WAS Vulnerabilities by Plugins (Last 14 Days) – This widget provides a list of Web Application vulnerabilities that have been last seen within the last 14 days as well as the total number of instances of each vulnerability. The Plugin Family is displayed as well as the Plugin ID and Severity of each vulnerability. This information enables analysts to prioritize remediation efforts by identifying the top vulnerabilities to remediate that will reduce the organization's overall attack surface. The requirement for this widget is: Tenable Web Application Security (WAS).
Top 2021 OWASP Categories Discovered in the Last 14 Days – This widget displays the percentages of active Web Application vulnerabilities from Tenable.io WAS by OWASP category for 2021. The software security community created the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) to help educate developers and security professionals about web application security issues. The requirement for this widget is: Tenable Web Application Security (WAS).
Top 100 Most Vulnerable Web Applications (Last 14 Days) (Explore) – This widget presents a list of the top 100 most vulnerable web applications at risk for exploitation that have been last scanned in the last 14 days. When an Asset Name is selected, the Web Application Findings view is displayed with a list of the vulnerabilities for that application from most severe to least severe. Clicking the Asset Name displays details for the particular vulnerability. Additional details can be viewed by clicking See All Details. This information enables analysts to prioritize remediation efforts by identifying the top vulnerabilities to remediate that will reduce the organization's overall attack surface. The requirement for this widget is: Tenable Web Application Security (WAS).