Why web application penetration testing
The frequency of cyber-attacks against web applications increases year over year, making the financial losses, Sensitive data leaks from the successful attacks. Web application penetration testing is the process of identifying the vulnerabilities/ loopholes in the target web application using manual testing/automated tools.
Standards and Testing Methodology: CBL follows Web application standards like OWASP top 10-2021, Sans25/CWE Top 25. The assessment evaluates the infrastructure from an external attacker’s perspective and tests against best practice criteria to validate security mechanisms and identify potential loopholes in the system. The assessment was conducted in accordance with the recommendations outlined in the Open Web application Security Project (OWASP) and Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS). The testing methodology will be based on OWASP testing guide V4.2.
Tools used for Web application pentesting are Burpsuite, Nessus, Waybackurls, Gobuster/FFuF, Nikto, SQLmap, Nmap, Metasploit framework, hydra, hash cat, etc.
How can CBL help?
CBL advises companies to remediate all vulnerabilities revealed during Web Application Penetration testing. It is best practice to remediate Critical, high vulnerabilities first and focus on Medium and Low afterward.
CBL also offers to debrief calls with customers if they have queries during remediation phases. Experts in CBL work closely with development teams to resolve all issues identified.
Based on the contract agreement, CBL also offers Multiple retests along with assistance in the remediation phase.
Application pentest - Services
Organizations which require penetration testing of the applications
CBL has highly skilled Security Engineers worked with multiple organizations covering banks, government sectors, National Informatics Centre (NIC), Telecom, E-Commerce, Retailing, Manufacturing, and IT/ITES.
Our Security Engineers hold accreditations such as CEH (Certified Ethical hacker), and OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional). And honoured by Bug bounty programs from various 100+ fortune companies.
Bespoke Security Testing
Penetration testing has a karmic cycle of running for ever, so much so that there are tools to do continuous pen-tests. However, we are closer to the real world where we have a requirement to meet timelines.
Most of our compliance and consulting programs include technology evaluations which require carrying out Penetration Tests
Our Automated approach in providing report, exchanging documents and workflow management saves lot efforts and keeps us away from audit fatigue
Our PT teams have built a database of over 200 test cases for popular SaaS technologies which will help discover various vulnerabilities.
Application Penetration Testing - Approach
Customized approaches - special requests - Prioritized scheduling
WEB APPLICATION PENETRATION TESTING FAQs
Cyber-attacks are increasing day by day, which may lead to sensitive user data leaking and web application defacing, which may result in financial loss. Penetration testing will identify the Vulnerabilities and business impact about the potential attacks against the website.
This really depends on the lifecycle of your application or SaaS offering. It is ideal to test on the production environment, which is also required by many compliance standards, to ensure that real world deployments are secured from real world threats. It is also wise to test the deployments on a test bed before launch, when there are new updates or other additions.
The best time will be when there is lower traffic to the targeted applications. Most penetration tests are done on a Staging Environment and the final fixes are done on the production. Testing on production will then not result in grave outages.
Penetration testing ought to be performed consistently (no less than one time each year) to guarantee more reliable IT and organization security on the board by uncovering how newfound dangers (0-days) or arising weaknesses may be taken advantage of by vindictive programmers
Penetration testing can be done various layers of the ISO – OSI model. Application penetration tests are aimed at the upper layers to check for protocol security, application security and intended functionality.