Web Application Penetration Testing
Secure your web based applications, protect your business.
Web Applications are widely deployed across the enterprises providing all kinds of services and access to business critical information to both external and internal users. They are also one of the most common attack vectors targeted by hackers, which can cause severe damage to companies and can become the entry point to enterprise critical data due to these being open to outside world.
With malicious actors continuously finding new ways to attack enterprises, one of the first steps in preventing one of these kinds of attacks is to perform a "penetration test" on your publicly exposed systems. Securing these systems is crucial in protection of your confidential information, the integrity of your servers, infrastructure and ultimately your business.
Testing the security of your web-based applications will allow you to:
- Identify security vulnerabilities and security design flaws affecting your web applications
- Understand the contextualized risk posed by issues found and the impact of security violations
- Reveal your exposure to internal (e.g.: malicious employees) and external attackers (e.g.: malicious users and anonymous attackers)
- Learn your application's overall security posture and how it can affect your business
- Receive detailed recommendations on how to solve issues found, mitigate identified risks and improve the overall security stance of your web-based applications
The Security testing specialists here at TrekShield, have come up with a structured approach for Security testing and thorough auditing for eliminating most of the software flaws before it gets exploited. Our approach is based on industry wide standards, best practices and methodologies such as OWASP, WASC, SANS & NIST.
TrekShield implements best-of-breed techniques to check for business driven threats, zero-day vulnerabilities, insider threats along with vulnerabilities discovered by our R&D team.
At TrekShield, we adopt an end-to-end comprehensive security testing approach from Reconnaissance to result reporting for uncovering the loopholes and vulnerabilities, mitigating the security risks and enhancing the security posture of the applications and products.
The security testing methodology that we follow to minimize the risk of security breaches and improve the security stature of your applications is by utilizing a series of signature tools and techniques, our team will attempt to breach your application systems through test techniques that are manually executed, for example, domain & business logic driven tests which are then translated into exploitation scripts to assess the risk due the vulnerabilities found in your systems and showcase steps that can exploit loopholes in the publicly exposed application systems.
Information Gathering & Reconnaissance
TrekShield experts work with the customer to clearly define and document test objectives, scope and rules of engagement. We begin by collecting information about the critical assets, target applications, security and compliance requirements from clients through one or more demo calls to gain thorough understanding of customer's testing goals, needs & other related factors then conduct further evaluation to define scope (Important assets, functionalities and areas of concern to the assets) for the testing effort.
The initial phase of conducting penetration test would include Information gathering and reconnaissance of web/mobile applications i.e. to identify the domains, endpoints, locations of servers, threats, vulnerabilities and risks involved that could affect the application systems.
At this stage, our team is focused on gathering information about the domains, endpoints, software being used, locations of servers and network infrastructure.
Planning & Analysis
Once the information is gathered and reconnaissance is done, we move forward with the test planning. A detailed test plan will be created to cover overall strategy in execution, deliverables, test cases and efforts to conduct penetration testing.
Test Strategy describes the scope, approach, resources and schedule for the testing activities of the project. It also includes defining what will be tested, who will perform testing, how testing will be managed, and the associated risks and contingencies.
Our Security Experts Identifies and defines the specific type of security tests applicable for applications along with understanding the business logic involved in the application to determine the possible attack vectors.
With the complete test plan reviewed and agreed upon with the client, the penetration testing activity will be carried out by scanning the target with a wide variety of automated tools & our in-house developed scripts against the target applications by executing each test case from the test plan that can pinpoint potential weaknesses or known vulnerabilities.
We investigate potential issues found by the automated tools and also manually explore the applications in-depth to discover business driven issues and loopholes that other tools wouldn't find.
Our penetration test is designed to actually exploit weaknesses in the architecture of target systems. A vulnerability scan uncovers the known vulnerabilities in target application systems and potential exposures that aid in next step of penetration testing to identify the actual exploitation possibilities of the vulnerabilities discovered within the defined scope of target systems.
Reporting & Deliverables
Upon completion of the test execution, root cause analysis will be done and recommendations on how vulnerabilities can be addressed will be determined. Detailed reports will then be prepared using identified vulnerabilities, risk criticality, mitigations and Proof of Concepts, based on which the application can be secured.
Along with the vulnerabilities observed, the report also has the details of the impact it would have on the business, ease of exploiting it and risk rating. It also describes how the exploit was carried out with steps and screenshots wherever required and recommendations on how the vulnerability can be fixed.
The penetration testing report will be reviewed by our security experts which reduces the false positive rate to zero so that the final report generated is both actionable and accurate.Regulatory Compliances
The detailed report generated after penetration testing helps to avoid fines for non-compliances and allows to illustrate due diligence to auditors by maintaining required security controls.
Diagnose your digital stack against best in class cyber attacks assessing your people, process and technology, to get a quantitative analysis of the risk your business is presently sitting on, along with an actionable roadmap to mitigate the identified gaps.Zero Downtime
TrekShield team provides specific guidance and recommendations to avoid financial pitfalls by identifying and addressing risks before attacks or security breaches occur.
We understand that providing sufficient information on the vulnerabilities is crucial to improve the security posture of the application(s). TrekShield provides an assessment report detailing the vulnerabilities, the impact it would have on the business, ease of exploiting it and risk rating to help understand and mitigate the security issues.
Key sections of assessment report would comprise the below:
- Executive Summary
- Brief descriptions based on the assessment results and findings
- List of identified vulnerabilities with Severity (High/Medium/Low), Score, Vulnerable section (URL/webserver component), Description, Implication, Specific recommendation to address fix the vulnerability classifications
- Prioritized action plan to fix vulnerabilities and minimize the risk of exploitation
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