Our Approach to Web Application Penetration Testing
Automated Vulnerability Scanning
Application Logic & Data Mapping
What is a Web Application Penetration Testing?
- Integrated proprietary, open-source and commercial tools
- Intelligent automated testing engine selects the ideal combination of tools based on internal benchmarks
- Our reports provide step-by-step POCs and detailed fix information with code and config examples
- Identifies both technical (OWASP Top 10, WASC 25, etc) and business logic vulnerabilities
- We create an in-depth map of your web-application business-logic and workflow
- Experts manually create specific test-cases for your web-application logic and workflow
- Access to our real-time security dashboard to track your projects, issues and fixes.
Unlike traditional website security services which only focus on automated scanners, we thoroughly map your business logic, web-application data flow and in-turn identify workflow related vulnerabilities. This combination of automated and expert-driven manual testing ensures the best end result for your web-applications.
Our in-house developed E.D.I.T.E framework takes our experienced consultants through a well-defined testing workflow that intelligently automates repeatable tasks while facilitating auditors to efficiently carry out thorough manual testing.
Benefits of a Web Application Penetration Testing
Identify security vulnerabilities
A penetration test can help you identify security vulnerabilities in your web applications, such as misconfigurations, coding errors, and missing security controls. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers to gain access to your systems and data.
Assess your security posture
A penetration test can help you assess your overall security posture by identifying areas where your security is weak. This information can be used to prioritize your security investments and improve your overall security posture.
Meet compliance requirements
Many industries are required to comply with certain security regulations, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR. A penetration test can help you assess your compliance with these regulations and identify any areas where you need to improve.
Prevent data breaches
By identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities, a penetration test can help you prevent data breaches. Data breaches can be costly and damaging to your organization, so it is important to take steps to prevent them.
Types of Web-Application Penetration Testing - Black Box, White Box, Grey Box
Grey box penetration testing is a type of penetration testing where the tester has some knowledge of the web application, such as its architecture, design, or source code. This information is typically provided by the organization being tested. Grey box testing can be more efficient than black box testing, as the tester can focus their efforts on the areas of the application that are most likely to be vulnerable. However, it is not as realistic as black box testing, as the tester still has some knowledge of the application that an attacker would not have.
White box penetration testing is a type of penetration testing where the tester has complete knowledge of the web application, including its architecture, design, source code, and configuration. This type of testing is the most comprehensive and can identify the widest range of vulnerabilities. However, it is also the most expensive and time-consuming, as the tester needs to be given access to confidential information.
Deliverable of Our Web Application Penetration Testing?
- Executive Presentation: provide high level executive summaries of the engagement, key root cause analysis of the identified issues & best practice recommendations for the long-term to help leaders better understand their risk and incorporate our recommendations into their roadmap.
- Detailed Technical Reports: provide in-depth descriptions, step by step proof of concepts, detailed recommendations with source-code & configuration examples of all the security issues identified as part of the assessment. Security issues identified are risk-rated based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and mapped to industry leading standards such as OWASP Web Top 10, OWASP Mobile Top 10, etc.
- Safe To Host Security Certificate: The certificate of compliance is a formal document that is issued by the auditor to the organization. This document states that the organization has been found to be in compliance with the guidelines.
- List of Recommendations for Improvement: The list of recommendations for improvement will identify areas where the organization can strengthen its technology risk management framework. These recommendations can be used by the organization to improve its security posture and reduce its risk of a data breach or other security incident.