Identify Your Web Application Security Risk
To evaluate the security of a system by methodically validating and verifying the effectiveness of application security controls. The process involves an active analysis of the application for any weaknesses, technical flaws, or vulnerabilities and to protect them against various security threats that exploit vulnerabilities in an application’s code. Common targets for web application attacks are content management systems (e.g., WordPress), database administration tools (e.g., phpMyAdmin) and SaaS applications.
- A dedicated industry certified collaborative team with experience and expertise produces the highest quality of work.
- Focused more into manual testing over automated testing to avoid false positives.
- We assure you high quality testing on time and every time.
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Why Is Web Application Penetration Testing Necessary?
Cyberattacks against web applications occur every day around the globe. Not all are thwarted, but possibly could have been had penetration testing been carried out.
The panama breach was made possible because of a vulnerable content management system plugin. If the plugin had been updated and secured, hackers would not have been able to penetrate the application and steal the data.
The Equifax breach was caused due to failure to update software components that were known to be vulnerable.
The patch for the application was available but had not been updated. This vulnerability was exploited by hackers to access the company’s web application.
In web application penetration testing, an assessment of the security of the code and the use of software on which the applications run takes place, this is done in order to find the weaknesses or flaws and categorize the risks and mitigate them.
Benefits of Web Application Penetration Testing
- Secure website from hackers
- Prevent Information stealing
- Induce confidence in customer
- Higher long term profits.
Penetration testing is carried out in various phases to ensure clear planning and delivery model.
- Scoping: Once we receive the initial order, we identify the organizations applications or domains that are to be tested. We further break our scope into specific subdomains/pages.
- Information Gathering, Planning and Analysis: We gather as much as information as we can about the target organization in order to understand the operating condition of the organization, which allow us to assess the web application security risk accurately.
- Vulnerability Detection: we will run automated vulnerability scan, then we will perform manual identification of vulnerabilities such as application input point, SQL, command, XPath, LDAP, XXE, XSS etc.
- Attack(s)/Privilege Escalation: After discovering all the vulnerabilities, we then try to exploit those vulnerabilities and try to escalate our privileges as well.
- False Positive Analysis: We will then analyse the results to remove any false positive.
- Post Assessment: Once exploitation is done, the value of the compromised web application is determined by the value of the data stored in it and how an attacker may make use of it for malicious purposes.
- Reporting: After gathering all the assessment data, we analyse the data and provide you with a complete easy to understand report containing criticality level, risk, technical and business impact. In addition, we provide a detailed remediation strategy for each discovered vulnerability.
- Quality Assurance: All assessments go through a number of technical and editorial quality assurance phase.
- Presentation: The final phase in web application penetration testing will be a presentation of all documentation to you. We will walk you through the information provided, make any updates needed, and address questions regarding the assessment output. Following this activity, we’ll schedule any formal retesting, if applicable.
- Our expertise covers all aspect of security and perform it in accordance to the most updated security frameworks like OWASP, NIST SP 800 115, OSSTMM, PTES, WASC and ZCTF.
- Our approach is based on the advanced manual test to ensure no false positives.
Comprehensive penetration test report consisting of Executive Summary, detailed vulnerability analysis and recommendations with prioritized action plan.
Executive summary explains in non-technical terms how the risks can affect business continuity and potential financial losses that can be incurred as the result of a breach.
The report reveals a detailed description of all web application vulnerabilities that were discovered during the test, the techniques and methodologies used during the test, security risk levels in order of priority, recommendations for fixing the issues, and suggestions for tightening up network security as a whole.