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Web Application Penetration Testing

Simulate an aggressive attack by hackers against your web application, done by seasoned security experts under strict rules of engagement.

Turn your web application and its APIs into a fortress

Configuration errors, insecure coding, server security and even faulty procedures can lead to a web app breach. Penetration testing simulates human adversary attacks and lets you patch before you experience a real-life attack.

Our Web App Pentest Process

A web application penetration test typically involves several different stages, including:

  1. Planning and reconnaissance: In this stage, the tester will gather information about the target web application and its environment, including any publicly available information, to identify potential vulnerabilities and develop a plan for the test.

  2. Scanning and enumeration: In this stage, the tester will use automated tools to scan the web application for known vulnerabilities and gather more detailed information about the target application and its components.

  3. Exploitation: In this stage, the tester will attempt to exploit any vulnerabilities that were identified during the previous stages to gain access to sensitive data or gain unauthorized access to the web application.

  4. Reporting: In this final stage, the tester will document all findings and provide a detailed report to the client, including any recommendations for remediation or improvement.

What's in the technical AD security assessment

Your Active Directory is assessed in the same way a hacker would – looking for security misconfigurations everywhere. 

Including weaknesses, which are not dangerous individually, but together might represent a serious risk. 

Assessing the way your admins manage Active Directory

System admins are used to doing their job the same way for the past 15 years. 

But hackers have improved their attacks against AD every day for these 15 years and they continue improving today. 

We assess your system admin practices against modern attacks and suggest improvements. 

WE HELP COMPANIES TEST THEIR WEB APPLICATIONS THE WAY A HACKER WOULD

Has your AD been breached without you knowing?

Sometimes we discover a customer’s environment has been breached in the past. 

This is evident in traces left in the form of attack leftovers such as hidden administrative accounts or group memberships. 

The AD Security Assessment also provides you with guidelines on monitoring for signs of an ongoing attack. 

What is a web application penetration test?

A web application penetration test, also known as a “pen test” or a “penetration test,” is a simulated cyber attack on a web application to evaluate its defenses. The purpose of a web application pen test is to identify security vulnerabilities in a web application and to determine whether an attacker can exploit those vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data or to perform other malicious actions.

There are several benefits to performing a web application pen test, including:

  1. Identifying security vulnerabilities: A web application pen test can help you to identify security vulnerabilities in your web application that you may not have been aware of. This is important because many web application vulnerabilities are not easy to spot and can be missed during routine security testing.

  2. Improving security: Once you have identified security vulnerabilities in your web application, you can take steps to fix those vulnerabilities and improve the security of your web application. This can help to prevent attackers from successfully exploiting those vulnerabilities and gaining unauthorized access to your sensitive data.

  3. Meeting compliance requirements: Many industries have specific security compliance requirements that must be met, and a web application pen test can help you to ensure that your web application meets those requirements. This is especially important if your web application handles sensitive data, such as financial information or personal health information.

  4. Protecting your reputation: A security breach can have serious consequences, including loss of customer trust and damage to your company’s reputation. By performing a web application pen test, you can identify and address security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by attackers, which can help to protect your reputation and maintain the trust of your customers.

Overall, a web application pen test is an important part of any organization’s security strategy. It can help you to identify and fix security vulnerabilities, improve the security of your web application, and meet compliance requirements, all of which can help to protect your sensitive data and your company’s reputation.

What are the risks of running a web application penetration test?

While penetration testing can be an effective way to improve the security of a system, it can also carry certain risks. Some of the potential risks associated with web application penetration testing include:

  1. Denial of service: If the tester accidentally performs a malicious action, such as flooding a server with traffic, it can cause the web application to become unavailable to legitimate users.

  2. Data loss or corruption: In some cases, the pen tester may inadvertently delete or modify important data, which can cause problems for the organization.

  3. Legal issues: If the pen tester goes beyond the scope of the testing agreement, or if the testing is not conducted in a way that is compliant with relevant laws and regulations, it can lead to legal problems for the organization.

  4. Reputational damage: If the testing is not conducted in a professional manner, or if sensitive information is disclosed during the testing process, it can damage the organization’s reputation.

Overall, it is important for organizations to carefully plan and conduct web application penetration testing in a way that minimizes these risks.

WE HELP COMPANIES TEST THEIR WEB APPLICATIONS THE WAY A HACKER WOULD

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WEBSITE SECURITY REPORT

GOLD

Imagine you own a house and want to add an additional floor. First you have to review and strengthen the foundations. This service builds cybersecurity foundations to facilitate growth in a resilient, timely manner.

This service will also provide the company with a cybersecurity risk assessment and improvement plan but with significantly more support from a senior consultant to help the company embed improvements in a continuous, timely manner

SILVER

The dreaded car MOT is looming. It’s the unforeseen wear & tear that results in some necessary annual maintenance. Our cybersecurity review will highlight what needs to be done as your engineers.

In addition to the context gathering stage and security footprinting service, a senior consultant will perform a risk assessment to understand the company’s cyber risks and provide recommendations. They will also be available to undertake monthly calls for answering questions, providing guidance and checking on whether risks are reducing.

BRONZE

You’re embarking on a more active lifestyle, chosen to go on a diet and get in shape. Think of this service as the cybersecurity equivalent of the personal trainer, helping you along the way.

After an initial context gathering stage, a junior security consultant will be available once per month to answer questions and provide recommendations based on company goals and activities. A cybersecurity footprinting service will allow the company to continuously monitor its external security posture.

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