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Web Application Security Penetration Testing

Expert manual security testing of transactional applications

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Web Application Penetration Testing

The Risk Crew Web Application Security Penetration Testing Service includes the design and delivery of a granular review of the target application to identify all associated vulnerabilities. Manual testing is then conducted of each of those vulnerabilities to determine the extent to which they can be exploited and their impact on the security integrity of the application.

Risk Crew delivers an and effective Web Application testing service that verifies the security integrity of your website and provides measures for continuous improvement.

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Features and Components

Our testing methodology is comprised of four elements: Threat Modeling, Vulnerability Analysis, Exploitation and Reporting.

Threat Modeling

Risk Crew security engineers review all available application design and build & deployment documentation to understand its functionality and role in processing, storing or transmitting information assets and any security features and controls.

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Threat Modeling

Risk Crew security engineers review all available application design and build & deployment documentation to understand its functionality and role in processing, storing or transmitting information assets and any security features and controls.

Threat modelling is conducted to identify the most likely threat vectors (or point of entry) of the asset or activity that an attacker would seek. The purpose is to form a view of the application from an attacker’s perspective.

Vulnerability Analysis

With the threat vectors to the application and assets identified, Risk Crew security engineers will seek to identify vulnerabilities in these vectors, which if exploited would provide access to the asset.

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Vulnerability Analysis

With the threat vectors to the application and assets identified, Risk Crew security engineers will seek to identify vulnerabilities in these vectors, which if exploited would provide access to the asset.

The vulnerabilities identified are analysed to determine the extent of their weakness and the sensitivity of the information asset it might expose. A testing plan is then documented and benchmarked against applicable standards to ensure compliance requirements.

Exploitation

Risk Crew security engineers attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities identified and verify the potential impact on the asset.

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Exploitation

Risk Crew security engineers attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities identified and verify the potential impact on the asset.

Testers build and design functionality, as well as user permissions, like attempting to escalate privileges or obtain access to other assets.

Reporting

Results are then documented in detail. Testers record the attack vectors, vulnerabilities identified and associated risk levels.

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Reporting

Results are then documented in detail. Testers record the attack vectors, vulnerabilities identified and associated risk levels.

Testers will take visual evidence of vulnerabilities exploited (if applicable) and document specific steps taken to exploit them so that they can be recreated. Additionally, testers assign an overall risk rating to the application based on test findings.

Risk Crew Deliverables

Risk Crew provides a comprehensive report of our findings and remedial recommendations. The report will detail vulnerabilities identified, attacks conducted against them and specific steps to remediate them and improve the security integrity of the application.

Web Application Penetration Testing Benefits

The Risk Crew service results in the verification of the security integrity of your website. This benefit should be obvious. Web application security penetration testing is a continuous improvement process to receive increasing returns on your investment. Immediate testing benefits include:

Preventing unauthorised transactions

Preventing unauthorised usage

Preventing monetary loss

Preventing data theft

Ensuring protection of customer personal data

Meeting compliance requirements

Preventing fines

Preventing reputational loss

Ensuring profitability

Why Choose Risk Crew

Our experienced security engineers implement detailed methodologies to effectively assess your businesses capabilities to detect and mitigate an attack against your business.

All engineers are thoroughly vetted and subject to in-depth professional, criminal and credit records checks.

When you choose Risk Crew, you’re electing to work with qualified experts.

Learn more or schedule your web application security penetration test today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a web application?

A web application is an application program that is hosted on a remote server and delivered over the Internet through a browser.

What is the difference between a web application security penetration test and a web application security assessment?

A web application security assessment is conducted to identify security weaknesses, vulnerabilities or misconfigurations in the program. A web application security penetration test is both the identification of these vulnerabilities and the specific attempt to exploit them to quantify their potential impact on the application and/or asset it may process. Best practice dictates conducting routine assessments, remediating any vulnerabilities found in the assessments and then conducting penetration testing (i.e. lock down the house before trying to break in to verify the security controls).

Is conducting web application security penetration testing mandatory?

Any compliance frameworks require conducting security penetration testing of business web applications if they process, store or transmit cardholder data (Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standards PCI DSS) or personal and/or sensitive data (Data Protection Act). Conducting web application security penetration testing is recognised as best practice by open standards such as IS0 27001.

What tool is used to conduct a web application security penetration test?

Good testers use a combination of commercial and open-source tools when testing a web application. Tool selection also may depend on the application build and hosting environment. Tools are usually selected after threat modelling to ensure they apply to the application build. You should discuss tools used with your testing provider.

What are the best open-source web app penetration testing tools?

There are many good open-source application security penetration testing tools. Risk Crew recommends:

  1. Zed Attack Proxy
  2. Wfuzz
  3. Wapiti
  4. SQLMap
  5. W3af