Web Application Security Assessment
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Web Application Security Assessment
Web Application Security testing is aimed at identifying and assessing potential threats to the company posed by critical web applications, often provided by vendors with minimal customization. Our approach involves a combination of manual and automated penetration testing using various security testing tools, both commercial and open source, to evaluate your web application from the perspective of both anonymous and authenticated users.
Why Web Application Security is Important for Organizations
In today’s business landscape, web applications, APIs, and mobile applications have become indispensable tools for companies to carry out their daily operations. This includes customer-facing applications that handle sensitive data, such as financial transactions. Additionally, internal web products play a vital role in supporting day-to-day business activities. However, the use of open-source components and plugins in the development process can introduce security vulnerabilities, making companies susceptible to cyber attacks. With the increasing number of organizations falling victim to such attacks, it is imperative for companies to prioritize implementing robust security controls throughout their software development life cycle and ongoing web application maintenance. Going the extra mile in ensuring proper security measures will safeguard their critical assets and maintain the trust of their customers and stakeholders.
- Protection of Sensitive Data: Web applications often handle sensitive information, such as customer data, financial transactions, and proprietary business data. Ensuring the security of web applications is crucial to prevent data breaches and unauthorized access to sensitive information.
- Safeguarding Customer Trust: Customers trust organizations with their personal and financial data when using web applications. A security breach can erode this trust, leading to reputational damage and loss of customers.
- Compliance and Legal Requirements: Many industries have strict regulatory requirements concerning data protection and security. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in legal consequences and financial penalties.
- Preventing Business Disruptions: Security breaches and cyber attacks can disrupt business operations, leading to financial losses, downtime, and recovery costs.
- Maintaining Competitive Advantage: A secure web application provides a competitive advantage by assuring customers that their data is safe and transactions are secure.
- Protection from Cyber Attacks: Cyber threats continue to evolve, and web applications are a prime target for attackers. Robust security measures help organizations defend against various attack vectors, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
- Preserving Brand Reputation: A security breach can severely damage an organization’s brand reputation, leading to long-term consequences for customer loyalty and market position.
- Prevention of Financial Losses: Web application security helps prevent financial losses resulting from cyber theft, fraud, or other security incidents.
- Ensuring Business Continuity: Secure web applications help maintain business continuity and ensure that critical services are available to customers without interruption.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services
gLOBAL SECURITY ASSESSMENTS FRAMEWORKS & sTANDARDS WE FOLLOW
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The standard defines guidelines for Planning and reconnaissance, identifying vulnerabilities, exploiting vulnerabilities and documenting findings.
The penetration testinng executaion standard defined the guidelines for how to conduct a comprehensive cyber security assessment .
A complete methodology for penetration and security testing, security analysis and the measurement of operational security towards building the best possible security defenses .
The MITRE ATT&CK framework is a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior, reflecting the various phases of an adversary's attack lifecycle and the platforms they are known to target.
Our approach to WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT
Our team understands the scope and objectives of the web application security testing. In the scoping session, we identify the key functionalities, user roles, and sensitive data that need to be protected .
Recon and Enumeration
Our team gathers information about the target application, such as identifying its technologies, common misconfiguration, error handling issues and configuration related vulnerabilities .
Our team develops threat models based on your specific business requirements for application security, resulting in customized security testing that goes beyond conventional web application penetration testing. This approach ensures a comprehensive and targeted assessment of potential security risks and vulnerabilities.
Business Logic Attacks
Pentesting team evaluating web applications for vulnerabilities related to their business logic flow. It involves examining how the application processes user inputs, controls access to functionalities, and enforces business rules.It aims to identify potential flaws that attackers could exploit to bypass business logic rules, manipulate data, perform unauthorized actions, or abuse application functionalities.
Application Security Assessment
This assessment involves both automated and manual approaches. The automated part quantifies critical use cases, while the manual approach focuses on identifying detailed loopholes related to security misconfigurations, client-side attacks, server-side attacks, input validation attacks, authentication and authorization attacks, and web services attacks. This comprehensive evaluation ensures a thorough examination of the web application’s security posture.
Reporting and Debrief
After completing the assessment, a comprehensive report is generated, detailing the findings, identified vulnerabilities, their risk levels, and recommended mitigation strategies. Following this, a debriefing session is conducted with stakeholders to review the results, address any inquiries, and provide valuable insights and recommendations to enhance the web application’s security.
Follow-up testing and Support
The team conducts follow-up testing to validate that the identified vulnerabilities have been successfully remediated.
BLACK BOX WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT
Black-box penetration testing is a style of penetration testing that aims to find & exploit vulnerabilities in a system as an outsider. In black-box penetration testing, the security expert is provided with no information of the target system prior to the testing. Except for the target URL and (maybe) access similar to an end-user. This means the tester has no access to source code (other than publicly available code), internal data, structure & design of the application before the testing.
The name “black-box’ is suggestive of the dark, no-information starting point in the test.
A black-box penetration test tests your live application, on run-time. It is thus also called Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
GREY BOX WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT
Grey-box testing is a style of penetration testing where the tester is granted some internal access and knowledge that may come in the form of lower-level credentials, application logic flow charts, or network infrastructure maps. This can simulate an attacker that has already penetrated the perimeter and has limited internal access to the application infrastructure.
Starting with some background information and low-level credentials helps to a more efficient and streamlined approach. This saves time on the reconnaissance phase, allowing the consultants to focus their efforts on exploiting potential vulnerabilities in higher-risk systems rather than attempting to discover where these systems may be found.
In addition, some types of vulnerabilities can only be discovered by looking at the source code or configuration settings. A tester with no prior knowledge would likely never stumble across these less common issues.
Glass Box WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ASSESSMENT
Glass box testing is a testing technique that examines the program structure and derives test data from the program logic/code. The other names of glass box testing are clear box testing, open box testing, logic driven testing or path driven testing or structural testing. This model is used as a reference for the precise definition of all the popular coverage metrics that are around. This is a testing technique whereby explicit knowledge of the internal workings of the item being tested is used to select the test data.
White Box Testing starts from a point of complete knowledge of the infrastructure to be tested, often including network diagrams, source code, and IP addressing information.