Web Application Security Testing
Ethical hacking in real time, using advanced testing techniques is the only way to know that you have secure software.
There’s no one right way to handle web application security testing (however, there are some wrong ways), and that’s why we implement a multitude of strategies for protecting your company’s virtual assets. Threat modeling and information gathering enable our team to comprehensively test and protect your web application.
The dynamic application security testing method involves searching for and identifying exploitable vulnerabilities in a web application that an adversary could try to take advantage of. During testing, we look for areas in your system that adversaries could target and subsequently breach from the outside and in some cases the inside (i.e., compromised accounts and insider threats). DAST tools don’t need access to the application’s source code, meaning that we can perform DAST frequently and quickly.
Static Application Security Testing works a little differently from DAST. SAST dives into the source code of the web application and provides security testing from within the application. With SAST, you get a snapshot of the web application’s systems and security set up.
Our third method for testing is something called application penetration testing and is a component of DAST that incorporates a human element into security tests. In this situation, one of our SMEs will run a mock attack on a web app, using their extensive knowledge and experience as well as a wide range of testing tools. From there, he or she will be able to identify potential areas that a hacker could exploit.
Exchange information and ensure the testing environment is ready.
An email will be sent letting the appropriate stakeholders know that testing has begun!
Finally! Penetration testing is in full swing.
Now your assigned PenTester(s) are working through all OWASP categories, starting with mapping the application architecture, identifying entry points, and looking for information leakage to use throughout the vulnerability assessment.
Once active testing has concluded, we will move into the validation, documentation, analysis, and report writing phase.
The report writing is now finished (passed QA review) and delivered via encrypted email.
Once the report has been reviewed, an opportunity will be given for your team to ask questions.
** Always feel free to reach-out during (and after) the engagement!