Also known as the WEB PT, or applicative PT, it focuses on testing applicative systems like websites, API infrastructure, external and internal business systems, and web interfaces.
The testing process simulates a hacker trying to attack the systems (without prior knowledge or with partial prior knowledge) with malicious intent to perform data theft, system Shut down, information disruption and fraud. The test is carried out following the updated OWASP methodology and logic, which is the international standard in the field, as follows:
- Broken Access Control.
- Cryptographic Failures.
- Insecure Design.
- Security Misconfiguration.
- Vulnerable and Outdated Components.
- Identification and Authentication Failures.
- Software and Data Integrity Failures.
- Security Logging and Monitoring Failures.
- Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF).
Who would be likely candidates for this test?
- Companies interested in professionally scanning whether hackers can infiltrate their applicative systems
- Companies that their customers require them to PT testing certification
- Development teams that need ongoing testing and assistance in handling findings
What are the benefits?
- Examination of the system by an applicative resilience testing specialist and receiving a detailed report of findings and guidelines to handle the discovered weaknesses.
- Compliance with customer requirements, regulations such as privacy protection laws, GDPR, HIPAA, and cyber insurance.
Unfortunately, software development and information security do not necessarily go hand in hand. Hence, information security failures may arise. It is worthwhile and vital to ensure your systems meet a recognized international cyber security standards
What are the test highlights?
As part of the tests, all required categories will be checked, for instance:
- Checking access and user permissions.
- Ensuring the hardening quality of input and output from the system.
- Examining communication security.
- Conducting takeover attempts.
- Reviewing the system’s resilience to hostile code injection.
- Attempts to circumvent applicative logic.
- Database takeover attempts.
- Attempts to access source code and sensitive data.
An Application Penetration Test requires an inspector with internationally recognized certifications and over 2 years of experience. Professional expertise decisively impacts the number of findings and the ability to assess their severity. Professionalism must never be trifled with! Always verify that the pentester is a company employee, has the necessary certifications, and has professional liability insurance