The Open Worldwide Application Security Project, more commonly referred to as OWASP, offers open source information for businesses in addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and identifying potential threats to their server frameworks, web applications, and access controls. Security misconfigurations and broken authentication software are two of the most critical vulnerabilities included in the OWASP Top Ten list of application security risks for 2021. Left unaddressed, these issues can allow cybercriminals to gain access to your corporate systems and sensitive information.
Misconfiguration of your user accounts, authentication systems, and session management tools can leave your company vulnerable to a variety of data and security breach events that may include brute-force or credential-stuffing attacks, denial-of-service attacks, and other attempts by hackers to exploit security vulnerabilities in your operating systems and servers. Making sure that network access systems are configured correctly to use proper validation and multi-factor authentication will prevent many data breach incidents before they take a toll on your company’s reputation and profitability.