Web Application Security Testing and Penetration Testing
Security holes in web applications and websites can allow an attacker to gain full control of the web server and penetrate deeper into the network. E-commerce websites, Sharepoint portals, intranets, extranets, corporate web content, business to business websites, and web services gateways are frequently targeted by malicious online groups. Web application penetration testing provides a detailed analysis of a web application's security posture and helps to defend against cyber attacks and the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) top ten vulnerabilities.
Web Application Testing Process
Our web application penetration testing process targets specific classes of vulnerabilities which could be exploited to gain unauthorized access to your web applications or web servers. We identify common security weaknesses in web applications including SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Redirection, Cross-Site Request Forgery, directory traversal, authorization bypass, session hijacking, session fixation, clickjacking, privilege elevation, file upload abuses, leaked data in web content, SSL encryption weaknesses, and code injection attacks.
Penetration testing of web applications allows the client to address and mitigate the identified risks before malicious groups have a chance to exploit then. Our testing methodology is aligned with the OWASP guidelines and covers the following areas of web application security:
- Information Gathering
- Configuration Management Testing
- Business Logic Testing
- Authentication Testing
- Authorization Testing
- Session Management Testing
- Input Validation Testing
We break our testing process down further into authenticated and unauthenticated security testing. These phases are designed to cover the scenarios of a random hacker on the internet and an authorized (but potentially malicious) web application user, respectively. Unauthenticated testing ensures that cyber attacks with no knowledge of the website/web application/web service cannot gain unauthorized access or compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of the system. Authorized user testing ensures that registered users of the web application cannot view or modify other user's data, elevate his/her user privileges to admin, level, or compromise the system in any way.