Security maturity model of web applications for cyber attacks

Renato Rojas, Ana Muedas, David Mauricio

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© 2019 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Bearing in mind that the projections made for the area of information security point to an increase in attacks on the health sector, added to the lack or little diffusion of security maturity models that allow organizations to know the status of their website in terms of security and that the existing models lack a post-evaluation monitoring, it is necessary to propose a model of security maturity of web applications against cyber-attacks, oriented to the health sector, which is simple to apply. The proposed model will be based on the International Professional Practice Framework methodology and will include the main vulnerabilities published by the Open Web Application Security Project to propose attacks that identify the weakness of the evaluated web system, so that the client company has the possibility to reinforce its weaknesses. Guides will also be proposed to select strategies to improve critical points from a security perspective. As a result of the validation, it was found that, of the 14 tests applied, 5 were approved, positioning the web at level 3 of maturity, which means that there are validations in the structure of the web; however, they are partial or inefficient.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 19 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventACM International Conference Proceeding Series -
Duration: 19 Jan 2019 → …


ConferenceACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Period19/01/19 → …

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    Rojas, R., Muedas, A., & Mauricio, D. (2019). Security maturity model of web applications for cyber attacks. 130-137. Paper presented at ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, .