[轉載] 5 Reasons Why Your Startup Needs a Security Consultant(安全顧問) Back
- Author: Bhuwnesh Joshi
- Origin: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-reasons-why-your-startup-needs-security-consultant-bhuwnesh-joshi
- Time: Aug, 8th, 2015
So, you are ready to begin your dream startup? Your product is ready and you are all set to launch. But wait, are you sure you are ready? Is your product ready to face the real world security issues? Is it secure enough? The answer is most probably NO. However, most of the business either doesn't feel the need of having a security tester in their team or don't have the funds(預備資金) to hire a full time vulnerability tester. (In case you think your startup is secured, mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ping me at LinkedIn and I will get you an audit(審查) report for free).
In case the business doesn't feel the need of an consultant, see above the image of Housing.com Incident or read about the anti-email startup Slack Incident, there have been more than thousands of reason, you require a security tester to assist you in startup. Although, most of the startups are thriving hard to raise funding or struggling throughout they don't have enough funds to hire a full time security tester. The solution is a Security Consultant. A person who works part time from home or office and test your site, apps and IT infrastructure(基礎建設) while keeping you on a budget. Here are some reasons why you must have a security consultant at the early stages of your startup:
1. Works as Both Attacker and Defender
A Security Consultant Hacks into your website as an attacker, and at the same time works as a defender assist your team in securing your applications. A professional consultant knows the working of all popular technologies and frameworks, thereby assisting your team or directly securing your site.
2. Cost You Less
It is obviously true that a startup struggle for funds in its early stage and instead of having a full time employee, a consultant is the best choice for a startup to make their platform safe while at the same time reducing budget strains(預算緊張) and keeping your startup secured.
3. Reduces Possible Attacks
As part of the Security Consultant work, all the possible attacks in your startup technical infrastructure including your website, mobile apps or your office IT infrastructure, are overlook by the security consultant and possibly mitigated(緩解) before an incident.
4. Saves Your Resources
Are you planning of implementing SSL? Which SSL is best suited? Where to Buy it from? Whats the Difference? These types of questions arises at almost all instance of a startup and getting the right decision is a tough task. You might overspend it or choose the wrong thing. In order to make sure you spend wisely in case of security, the best option is to make the consultant handles it for you.
5. Handles Incident
There are numerous times a website got hacked and data got stolen, in such incidents a security consultant advises the fastest and best possible solutions to overcome the attack while at the same time investigating(調查) the incident. These proves vital(必不可少的) during incidents and also reduces the cost of handling incident by a company.
Do always remember that :
Every time some [developer] says, 'Nobody will go to the trouble of doing that,' there's some kid in Finland who will go to the trouble.
Any feedback or queries are highly welcomed.