The customer is a reputed, long-standing name as a Job Board for IT skills in the US, with several millions of job-seekers and many thousands of employers registered on the platform. The platform offers job posting and resume access services to business organizations, IT consulting companies, staffing agencies and independent recruiters. Their competitors include Monster, CareerBuilder, SimplyHired, Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and Dice.
Leading Tech JobBoard Leverages Cybersecurity through WATI
The Customer’s technology stack was complex, hosted on multiple servers, involving Microsoft, Java, OpenSource, BigData and Analytics engines and included Content Delivery Network and a Web Application Network Firewall. As the platform stored a lot of personal data of the Customers’ clients, its security from cyber-attacks was of paramount importance, for business reputation and compliance requirements. It was critically important for the Customer to ensure there were no known vulnerabilities in the application and/or infrastructure. The Customer wanted WATI to conduct an audit of their Web Application Network, Content Delivery Network, and Infrastructure Network to fix any vulnerable issues related to cybersecurity.
WATI conducted a comprehensive audit of the customer’s Content Delivery Network and Web Application Network. WATI carried out a Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing of the Customer’s Web Application Network and Content Delivery Network and helped secure them by highlighting critical vulnerabilities and assisted in remediating them promptly. WATI deployed test cases and testing methodologies adopted from Open Source Security Testing Methodology (OSSTMM), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and SANS. WATI also helped to optimize the Customer’s Cloud Security Configuration. WATI provided a series of training sessions to Customer’s developers on secure coding practices and initiated DevSecOps. The Customer also chose to increase the frequency of security audits to stay alert and safe.
As most of the Customer data was highly confidential and included private information about their clients (such as phone number, email address, curriculum vitae, etc.), protecting such data was highly critical to the success and growth of the Customer’s business. WATI’s services and business insights helped the Customer address all the identified vulnerabilities and protect themselves from a potential major data breach.