Regardless of the size of your application, it is always important to protect the data that resides within it. After all, if data winds up in the wrong hands the potential consequences span everything from loss of reputation to fines being levied by the European Union (EU) based on the amount of revenue of your organization that could tally into the millions of dollars.
A general rule, data security needs to address privacy, integrity, and access. Many organizations still rely on simple online test applications to audit the applications they develop for potential vulnerabilities that might be exploited. The trouble is that given how routinely application vulnerabilities are exploited by cybercriminals it should be apparent the online tools made available for free are not especially good.
The goal should be to arm developers with a set of tools that makes it possible for them to reliably identify vulnerabilities long before an application ever gets deployed in a production environment.
Mansystems has developed a security tool for applications in collaboration with Mendix that is specifically optimized for low-code application development projects.
The Security & Privacy Data Protection package consists of the following two stages:
The first stage involves an assessment of the application conducted by our team of application security experts. We examine, for example, the level of privacy required based on the sensitivity of the data being collected. Other areas of focus include password policies and two-factor authentications as well as what privacy and cookie policies need to be in place. Our consultants then provide customized advice based on the answers to these questions.
The second stage involves testing the application using the tool we developed with Mendix. Key architectural issues the tool address include:
After these issues are addressed a Mansystems security specialist will then follow up to make various applicable regulations such as the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) enforced by the EU are being complied with by the application. In fact, as part of our commitment to application security, it’s worth noting Mansystems has been ISO 27001 certified now for many years.
Application security is obviously essential in any business operations. The later in the application development process these issues are identified, the more expensive it becomes to fix them. In a world full of potential new and existing threats, we’d like to share that expertise with you to make sure every low-code application is as secure as possible before it ever gets deployed.
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