As the title of this blog suggests, love it or hate it, JS is here to stay. The responsibility to protect your business from JS borne attacks is on you, regardless of your business role—i.e., marketer, security professional, or application developer. The challenge is that the JS security problem is massive. Building a client-side security program to detect and protect your business and customers from front-end threats and JS specific attacks is huge.
In order to prevent JS-borne attacks, application developers and security professionals need to work collaboratively to continuously scan their JS-based web applications and web sites for malicious scripts and client-side vulnerabilities. If any issues are found, they must be mitigated immediately.
Organizations struggle to keep track of every client-side web application, web page, landing page, and form they are using to do business with their customers. Some businesses have 100s of pages open to the World Wide Web, built on third- and fourth-party code libraries, which are extremely vulnerable to attack.
So what can you do to protect your JS-based applications? Well, there are a few options, but not all of them are simple. Security and application development teams must commit copious resources to continuous vulnerability scanning, client-side asset inventory collection, script enumeration, script hygiene (immediate removal of unused or “zombie scripts”), and immediate threat resolution. Most organizations follow arduous manual processes built around tools like Qualys and Burpsuite, and coupled with custom scripts to automate client-side security tasks. The sheer volume of script changes and the speed of client-side threats essentially renders the manual approach obsolete. You need an automated web application client-side protection platform.
Easy Protection Alternatives—Feroot Security Inspector and PageGuard