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APPS- 6 Common Web Vulnerabilities

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What is this control about?

To identify vulnerabilities on your company website, using a common web vulnerability scanning tool is a good way to do so. Web application vulnerabilities involve a system flaw or weakness in a web-based application. Addressing the scanning findings can help with the security of your website.

Available tools in the marketplace

The following listing is “crowdsourced” from our customer base or from external research. TrustCloud does not personally recommend any of the tools below, because we haven’t personally used them.

Vulnerability Scanning Tools

Available templates

TrustCloud has a curated list of templates internally or externally sourced to help you get started. Click on the link for a downloadable version:

  • N/A – no templates recommendation

Control implementation

Install of a vulnerability monitoring tool for third-party dependencies

  • The tool must be configured to run continuously, or on a frequent schedule (schedule is up to each company to determine)
  • The tool must be configured to send a notification or alert when issues are found

Implement a formal and repeatable way to resolve any issues identified. The issues must be resolved timely (timeliness is up to each company to define)

What evidence do auditors look for?

Most auditors, at a minimum are looking for the below suggested action

  • Provide screenshots of the configuration settings of the tool showing that it is checking for dependencies
  • Provide a remediation ticket or document related to the issues found and action steps taken to remediate the issue

Evidence example

From the suggested action above, an example is provided below.

See screenshots provided for APPS-3. These follow the same patterns.

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