Web application penetration testing Services

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Web Application Pen Testing Service

A Web application pen testing aims to identify security vulnerabilities resulting from insecure coding practices or underlying platform weaknesses of software or a website.

Website penetration testing is named differently such as application pentest, website security assessment, CMS pentest, often based on the name of applications, platforms or popular software in use. An Application pentest is a simulation of web based attacks to attempt gain access to underlying sensitive data just like an unauthorised user would in the event of an attack.

There is a history of WAF or corporate firewall bypasses in the past, and it is then the application code that should come up to the task. Ensuring secure coding practices is the comprehensive way to secure web applications.

Cyphere, web applications services can be commissioned to assess in-house developed applications, off-the-shelf or cloud service provider applications. For example:

  • WordPress penetration test or similar CMS (Content Management System) application pen test service
  • OWASP Web Penetration Testing
  • eCommerce businesses requiring Magentopenetration testing or WordPress penetration testing services
  • More complex platforms such as Banking login product security, Gambling platforms web security, or eCommerce security
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What type of website penetration testing servicedoes your business need?

The following questions help decide why and what type of web application penetration test service a business requires to improve its web application’s security posture.

  • Could your website compromise lead to a data breach?
  • Could your platform or web application be exploited to access the underlying network?
  • Are your development teams aware of web application security risks and remediation guidance?
  • How is your CMS or off-the-shelf CMS security?
  • Whether any processing or storing of payment details is performed securely?
  • Are your web applications holding static content only, with a shared database instance?
  • Whether any PII (Personally Identifiable Information) is stored in the shared database instance at the backend.

Most importantly, you can’t mark your own homework. Have you independently checked for security weaknesses irrespective of your product, platform or network provider? 

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Benefits of Application Pentesting Services

Assess your entry points and application security controls against real world scenarios

Validate secure design best practices, known security standards such as OWASP Top 10. 

Timely check to avoid common pitfalls during secure software development lifecycle

Ensure strong authentication, authorisation, encryption mechanisms

Find loopholes to avoid data leakage or theft

PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Compliance Support

Types ofApplication Pen Testing

Web application penetration Testing

A web application security testing forms the basis of any business trading on the Internet securely. Without security in mind, applications are a treat for online fraudsters to target genuine unsuspecting users.​

Thick client application pentesting

Thick or compiled applications are popular in an enterprise for their internal operations. Legacy thick client applications could have inherent problems waiting to be discovered or rather exploited.​

Secure code review

Secure Code review is the process of manually reviewing the source code that would highlight issues missed during a black box pentest. This review helps to detect the inconsistencies overlooked during all other web app security assessments.

Threat modelling

Threat modelling service deals with helping customers to identify, communicate, and understand threats and mitigations within the context of protecting most valuable data. ​

API security testing

APIs are the backbone of architecture backing the digitally connected world. Web services security testing for public and private RETS APIs used by Mobile, Web Applications and Thick clients.

Database security review

Data breaches are directly related to extracting data from databases. Validation of security controls around data storage through website penetration testing helps organisations protect the stored data. This includes both cloud and traditional database storage systems.

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Web Application Vulnerabilities

Lack of Secure Hardening

Secure hardening vulnerabilities such as OS or web server software patching, information disclosures, directory listing, TLS/SSL encryption weaknesses and network footprint are most common in web apps security testing.

Input Validation/ Injection Flaws

User input submitted to the application is thoroughly tested in a web app penetration test to identify any opportunities for malicious input. Common vulnerabilities such as Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), HTML, JS, SQL Injection, XXE, Cross site request forgery (CSRF), server side request forgery (SSRF) fall under this category.

Business Logic Flaws

Business logic flaws are often customers’ ‘bang for the buck’ as inexperienced teams or automated scanners often ignore these flaws in a web application pentesting. These include events, actions or sequence of steps often missed by developers.

Access Controls

Whether it is possible to access unauthorised functionality and/or data, such as viewing, modifying other user accounts or changing access rights. It may include specific issues to be considered during internal pen testing to discover the most vulnerable route for inside attackers.

Encryption Flaws

We check against the configuration and use of encryption methods used for data at rest and transit. This ensures data is safe against tampering and eavesdropping web application attacks.

Authentication Vulnerabilities

Authentication vulnerabilities are one of the most critical and important attack vectors. This area includes multiple website penetration test cases i.e. transmission channels, nature of input, insecure configurations, weak credentials & bypass attempts.

Password Policies & Storage

Whether application enforces strict password controls via user account policies and backend password storage in the database. Database storage mechanisms are reviewed to assess encryption algorithms in use.

Session Management

Session management is the bedrock of authentication domain when it comes to applications. This includes checking for session state, predictability, token tampering, manipulation, session hijacking tests.

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Frequently Asked Questions aboutWeb App Penetration Testing

What is a web application penetration test?

Our web application penetration testing service consists of a technical exercise aimed at simulating an internet based threat actor or an insider to identify and safely remove web application exploits and weaknesses in the applications.

What are the different types of web application testing?

Based on the functionality and requirements such as drivers, objectives for the business, web application penetration testing offerings include website pen tests, API web app security testing, source code review, vulnerability assessments, threat modelling, database security to a multi-tiered assessment involving the entire tech stack. Specific threat scenarios around data theft or utilising social engineering attacks around malicious employee attacks directly relate to the testing cases such as privilege escalation, authenticated user testing.

We also provide independent end to end security services such as cloud penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, network infrastructure and bespoke penetration testing projects. 

Do you perform OWASP, SANS or CIS benchmarks?

Our testing methodology involves checks included in OWASP Top 10, OWASP API Security Top 10, SANS Top 20 Critical Controls and CISNIST 800-115. Any specific requirements should be discussed during scoping exercise to reflect this in the deliverables.

How much does a web application pentest cost?

The web application pentesting services in UK cost anywhere between £3500 and £15000. This large range includes small web application pentests such as WordPress website to a multi-tiered investment banking product. This is scoped based on the input points within a website, the amount of integrations and modules based on functionalities involved, authentication and authorisation mechanisms, various roles of apn users and business objectives.

Is web app pen test disruptive to your environment?

Communication plays an important role during security assessments. We always prompt customers to inform us about fragile components during project initiation meetings. Low level attacks, Denial of Service attacks are explicitly deemed out of scope for all assessments.

What happens after the web app pen
test?

A custom written report is prepared based on the findings after complete web application penetration testing. This report serves both technical and non-technical audiences with specific sections dedicated to strategic and tactical recommendations, raw/supplemental data, proof of concepts and risk details such as impact, likelihood and risk scorings.

This is followed by mitigation advice along with related references to help customer teams with remediation.

Cloud or on-premises, securing your code is your responsibility

Why Cyphere as yourapplication penetration testing services provider?

Cyphere offers comprehensive penetration testing services to protect your business from potential cyber threats. Our team of experts will evaluate your networks, systems and applications to identify any vulnerabilities that could be exploited by attackers.

We then provide remediation advice on mitigating these risks and strengthening your defences against future attacks.

1. CREST web app pen testing company

Cyphere is a well-known CREST web application penetration testing company in the UK. Our team of highly skilled ethical hackers has a proven track record of successfully identifying security issues in some of the UK’s biggest companies.

In addition to its excellent technical ability, Cyphere also has a great reputation for providing clear and concise reports that help organisations to understand and fix their security issues.

2. Offensive mindset

Having a grasp of hacking techniques is essential for any security professional. And our team of pen testers definitely has that covered. We know all the ins and outs of various hacking methods, so we can quickly identify vulnerabilities in systems and find ways to exploit them. We also keep up with the latest trends in hacking, so we can stay one step ahead of the bad guys.

3. Comprehensive threat analysis and reliable advice

The need for comprehensive threat analysis and reliable remediation advice for web app testing is growing day by day. We provide both of these services and are confident that we can help you secure your web applications against a wide range of threat actors.

Our team of experienced security experts will work with you to understand your unique needs and develop a customized solution that fits your budget and timeline.

4. A full post-test care plan with free retests

At Cyphere, we pride ourselves on being the industry’s most comprehensive post-test care provider. We understand that web app penetration tests can be a stressful and disruptive experience, which is why we offer a full range of post-test services to help our clients reduce their risks with free retests within 12 months period.

Our team of experts will work with you to develop a customized post-test care plan that considers your unique needs and objectives. We will also provide ongoing support and guidance to help you implement your plan successfully.

5. Individual certifications & accredited pentesting security services

As a provider of offensive security services, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch security solutions that keep our clients safe. We have highly trained and experienced professionals dedicated to protecting our clients’ businesses and sensitive information. Our certifications include CREST, OSCP, OSCE, SANS, CEH, CISSP and more. 

With more than 10 years of consulting experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to offer tailored security solutions that meet each client’s unique needs. Our goal is to help business owners protect their assets and keep their operations running smoothly. Schedule a chat today if you’re looking for an effective way to secure your business.

6. High customer satisfaction rates

Cyphere is the leading provider of pentesting services, and we’re proud to boast some of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the industry. We credit our success to our team of highly skilled and experienced pentesters, who are constantly finding new ways to improve our services.

In addition, we make it a priority to stay up-to-date on the latest pentesting techniques and tools, so that we can provide our clients with the most comprehensive protection possible.

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Our Pentest Engagement Approach

Customer Business Insight1
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The very first step as a penetration testing provider remains our quest to gain insight into drivers, business operations, pain points and relevant nuances. As part of this process, we understand the assets that are part of the scope.
Services Proposal2
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It is important to gain grips with the reality, therefore, we always stress on walkthroughs or technical documentation of the assets. After asset walkthroughs, a tailored proposal is designed to meet your business’ specific requirements.
Execution and Delivery3
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Cyphere’s approach to cyber security involves excellent communication before and during the execution phase. Customer communication medium and frequency are mutually agreed, and relevant parties are kept updated throughout the engagement duration.
Data Analysis & Reporting4
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Execution phase is followed by data analysis and reporting phase. Cyphere performs analysis on the testing output, evaluates the risk impact and likelihood of exploitation in realistic scenarios before providing action plans to remediate the identified risks.
Debrief & Support5
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As part of our engagement process, customers schedule a free of charge debrief with management and technical teams. This session involves remediation plan, assessment QA to ensure that customer contacts are up to date in the language they understand.
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