Application Penetration Testing
EthicalHat provides penetration testing services for both web and native applications to detect vulnerabilities and security gaps in your applications’ source code and environment. Over the past decade, there has been a sharp rise in the number and variety of applications being released every year, with the focus being on development speed and quick release cycles rather than security. This means that the number of exploitable vulnerabilities in web, mobile and traditional applications, too, has grown at breakneck speed, with threat actors constantly coming up with new ways to breach security barriers. In such a scenario, development companies can benefit immensely by investing in third-party application security and penetration testing services.
Our application penetration testing service is designed to assess your application’s security architecture and find the weak spots in its design that can eventually lead to serious breaches and the loss of critical data. We use a combination of manual and automated testing mechanisms to look for vulnerabilities in your apps that our pen test team then uses to access sensitive data and assets in a controlled, non-disruptive manner. In the final step of the assessment, we prepare a comprehensive report detailing the test methodology, vulnerabilities and gaps found, and recommendations for strengthening your defenses.
Defining the Scope and Information Gathering
In the first stage of the testing process, we understand your requirements and the application environment and determine which domains and apps need to be tested and in what time frame. We then use a variety of OSINT tools to gather information about the target and find vulnerabilities that can be exploited.
During this phase, we use a range of tools and scripts to identify attack vectors that were missed in the previous step. The information collected as part of this process is used to plan the attack simulation in the next step. We also enumerate your domains and subdomains and check your IT infrastructure and cloud services for misconfigurations and exploitable vulnerabilities.
Implementing the attack
The implementation phase is when we actually attempt to penetrate your application environment and access sensitive information via attacks like SQL injections, cross-site scripting, brute force tools and exploiting insecure protocols and functions.
Preparing the test report
In the final stage of the attack, we analyze the vulnerabilities detected and your security and dev teams’ responses to our attack simulation. We then prepare a comprehensive report detailing our attack methodology, vulnerabilities found and your attack preparedness, along with our recommendations for tightening security protocols and fixing vulnerabilities.