Web Application Penetration Testing

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Web Application Penetration Testing

The primary objective for a web application penetration testing is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in applications before hackers are able to discover and exploit them. Web application penetration testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise applications in such a way that allows for unauthorized access to sensitive data or even take-over systems for malicious/non-business purposes.

This type of assessment if carried out by highly trained security consultants shall help to:

  • Identify application security flaws present in the environment
  • Understand the level of risk for your organization
  • Help address and fix identified application flaws

A good web penetration tests result shall deliver quality assessment through the eyes of both a hacker and an experienced developer to discover where you can improve your security posture.
The findings (vulnerabilities) would then be delivered as penetration test reports that shall be used to effectively remediate any of the vulnerabilities.

Approach & Methodology
The web application penetration testing service utilizes a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manually identify critical application-centric vulnerabilities that exist on all in-scope applications and usually are using following approach:
1. Information Gathering
2. Vulnerability Analysis
3. Exploitation
4. Post-Exploitation
5. Reporting

The most common methodology used by web penetration tester is the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 2013 including, but not limited to: Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Invalidated Redirects & Forwards, Broken Authentication & Session Management, Security Misconfiguration, Insecure Direct Object Access and more…

Manual Testing vs Automated Testing
A good web penetration tests approach shall consists a large portion of manual testing and based on our experienced it is usually above 80% of time spent.
The automated tools help us with the information gathering that will be used during initial phase of web application penetration testing. However the validation of false positive and discoveries of false negative would largely depends on the steps taken by consultants to discover those issues.

Please contact our consultants if you have further questions such as:
– Why should I conduct a penetration test?
– How long does it take to conduct a web application penetration test?
– How much does an application penetration test cost?
– What is the difference between a Penetration Test and a Vulnerability Assessment?

Web applications are the most fragile entry points to breach into organization’s network infrastructure. As it offers public access it faces the highest risks of being breached and lead to malicious attackers into the system.

The S-DLC (Secure Development Life Cycle) is highly important to be introduced from its requirement specification up to the deployment phase. The lack of awareness around S-DLC can often result in an application that vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Web Application Pentest

softScheckweb application penetration tests methodology is based upon industry standard such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project), CWE, SANS, NIST, PTES and OSSTMM.

With our comprehensive security testing process we help clients to identify the vulnerabilities and therefore substantially improving their applications’ security.

Web Application PenTest

Web Application Penetration Testing

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