Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from the theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.The field is becoming more important due to increased reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless network standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions, and the various devices that constitute the "Internet of things". Owing to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, cybersecurity is also one of the major challenges in the contemporary world.
Web Application VAPT is security testing methods for security holes or vulnerabilities in web applications and corporate websites. Due to these vulnerabilities, websites are left open for exploitation. Nowadays, companies are moving their most critical business and applications process on the web. There is no denying the fact that today, web apps are considered as vulnerability’s major point in the organizations.
With the introduction of the mobile application for fulfilling all the requirement, internet traffic has shifted from desktop browsers to mobile browsers. People tend to store their data on the phone since it is handy. However, mobile applications are not secured. They are vulnerable to attacks and pose serious cybersecurity threats. Further, users are not aware of how to store or transmit data securely.
IT network Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing is a process conducted by security experts to find the potential vulnerabilities which are prone to be exploited by malicious attacks. Since there is an ever-increasing risk by cybercrimes and hacking cases, it is essential to carry out network VAPT in order to protect sensitive data. Depending on the intensity of attack, the attacker may gain knowledge of the network or manipulate data for his/her own benefit.
Desktop application security is often neglected by individuals and organizations. However. In order to ensure absolute security of company’s information assets, it is equally important to protect your desktop applications as any network, web application or mobile application. With the activation of auto updates in the operating systems, desktop applications have been constantly targeted by the malicious attacks to gain authorised access.