Website Security

Do you know what your website has been up to lately? Take steps to prevent it from being hacked.

Every day, customers visit websites to get info, to shop and to socialize. The massive scope and scale of the web, plus the increasing use of cloud services
and mobile devices, give hackers an unprecedented opportunity to attack. And the endless landscape of the Web has become a burdensome responsibility for companies. While some companies monitor their primary websites, hackers are spreading malware through third-party websites and creating malicious websites that feature legitimate brands. With minimum risk and maximum profits, web attacks are growing just as fast as the web itself.

What types of attacks do companies need to watch out for?

Web threats fall into two main categories based on the delivery method—push and pull. Push-based web threats use phishing and other techniques to lure recipients to spoofed websites that collect private data and/or inject malware for financial gain. Pull-based web threats, or drive-by downloads, happen when hackers
 inject a legitimate web page with malicious code that takes control of the user’s machine to install rogue software, inject viruses, steal information or collect fraudulent click revenue.
The “watering hole” technique is yet another sophisticated attack compromising carefully selected websites. Specific websites are selected for attack because their reputations keep them off of black lists, and they’re visited by users associated with the targeted business or organization. Once the prey visits the watering hole, the website serves up malware.

Take steps to address the challenge of the open web

Distributed interaction points across the web are disrupting the traditional concept of a definable, protectable perimeter and putting key company assets at serious risk. By gaining visibility and control, you can protect your web assets from attack.  Here are three key steps:
  1. Discovery:
    Scan the open web to determine which web assets your organization owns. Bring critical assets under management and continue to scan the open web for new or unknown assets that you care about.
  2. Monitor:
    Once your assets are discovered, they can be brought under management for continuous monitoring. At this point, you can create policies that determine areas of concern for your business. Determine the areas of priority for your business, and systematically review events generated by your policies.
  3. Alerting:
    Quickly navigate through events that have been triggered against organizational policy. De-prioritize events that have less business impact.

Protect your websites and your brand with RiskIQ for Web

Quickly identify threats that impact your business—without taxing your security team, with RiskIQ for Web. Our technology intelligently scans and navigates through websites the way a human user would, detecting malware, zero-day threats and malicious behavior that often eludes traditional web security tools. With our unique approach to scanning the open web, we provide the visibility and control you need to discover and monitor all your web assets—both known and unknown. And because of our expansive coverage of the web, we can help enterprises discover emerging threats in the wild and proactively address problems before they do major damage to brand, revenue and customers.

Who benefits from using our web security solution?


  • Security and IT teams get transparency into threats across their web ecosystem, allowing them to maintain strict security standards to minimize threats to their web visitors.
  • Threat and risk intelligence teams who need early alerts on emerging threats to their company's web and mobile assets.
  • Legal and compliance teams who need to ensure that their web properties are clean and clear of malware or trademark infringements.