Web Application Testing

A web application is any application that is accessed via a web browser and employs both client-side script (e.g. HTML, Javascript) to store and retrieve information and server-side script (e.g. ASP, PHP) to present information.  There is wide variation across web applications in the balance of client-side functionality to server-side functionality.  Available to users 24/7, web apps are the easiest target for hackers seeking access to confidential back-end data.

As web applications continue to be the #1 attack vector for data breaches, web application security testing solutions have become indispensable to the security of the organization. These tools can improve security by identifying any application security risk and vulnerability before it can be exploited by attackers.

Many security personnel mistakenly assume that automated penetration testing tools can fully detect all exploitable issues with a web application. But in truth, no automated vulnerability scanning solution can find every type of vulnerability. Certain kinds of authorization issues or business logic flaws will only show up during manual web application penetration testing. Using skilled testers and standardized testing processes, we can scan applications with automated testing procedures first and then perform manual testing to find flaws that automated scans won’t reveal. 

For manual testing, we utilize the OWASP Testing Guide for our assessment methodology, as well as perform tests which rely on the use of real-world tactics, techniques, and procedures. Testing ensures complete coverage of the OWASP Top 10 – 2017 most critical web application security risk categories.

The Services We Can Provide:

  • Perform testing to determine what an unauthenticated attacker can access and manipulate
  • Perform testing to determine what an authenticated attacker can access and manipulate