Conducting Risk Assessments for Web Security Testing
A risk assessment is used to evaluate web security risks and determine what controls need to be implemented to protect the organization's data. The estimate should include identifying assets and determining which assets are most important to protect. Areas to consider include networks, web applications, databases, mobile applications, and user devices.
The risk assessment should begin with an analysis of the threat landscape, a list of potential risks, and a characterization of those risks based on the organization's security policies. After that, the organization should determine which chances are the most likely to be exploited and which assets need to be protected. Countermeasures should then be developed to reduce the likelihood of attacks, and monitoring should be implemented to detect them. Finally, verifications should be run to ensure that the controls are implemented correctly.