It's scary how many consumers don't realize how risky it is to complete an online form or purchase products from an inattentive online merchant. And unfortunately, "inattentive" companies can translate into some of the world's biggest, well-known brands — not just smaller, mom-and-pop shops that lack the IT wherewithal or tech acumen to know any better.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Why, as a world, do we all know that monitoring your credit is important, but we don't think to monitor our own websites for actions that can point to nefarious happenings right underneath our noses?
Threat actors are taking full advantage of cross-site scripting, formjacking, Web skimming, side loading, chain loading, and many more types of malicious tactics to steal valuable, confidential, and profitable (if posted for sale on the Dark Web) data. It hurts companies' reputations, and it ticks off consumers who had their data stolen or identity compromised.
Security professionals have spent the last few decades focused on protecting all their assets that sit behind a firewall, also known as the traditional security perimeter. Chief information security officers and their teams have become well-versed in protecting the server side of their businesses. And while that's clearly a requirement, equal attention needs to be given to their assets that interact with their users or customers — just as today's remote workforces require protections far outside the traditional perimeters.
By bringing together visibility, prevention, and remediation into a prophylactic-based approach for any website or Web application, organizations can bring harmony to an otherwise potentially chaotic arm of a business that should instill satisfaction — not uncertainty. Client-side security doesn't have to be a largely undiscussed need that only occasionally looms over the halls of the IT department. Instead, it should be used as a powerful differentiator to show an organization's forward-thinking stance and dedication to a great customer experience that's rid of vulnerabilities in the scripts below the surface.
Check out this comprehensive e-book. It's a fast read that outlines many of the client-side challenges and how to best eradicate them within your organization.
About the Author
Chris Kolling is the VP of Marketing at Feroot Security. Chris is a passionate technology marketing leader who has spent the majority of his marketing career crafting the right message, for the right audience, at the right time. He is a well-rounded product management and marketing professional with extensive experience launching new products and initiatives in the cybersecurity industry. As a veteran of multiple cybersecurity startups, Chris has deep strengths in building marketing functions, departments, and teams from scratch. He is armed with substantial expertise in developing competitive analyses, go-to-market plans, and sales enablement, resulting in developing and executing on strategic plans to generate significant revenue growth.