Testing: Critical For Secure Web Applications
Core Penetration Labs leads
the industry in web application penetration testing, identifying
vulnerabilities in a range of programming languages and environments.
From web apps in highly scalable AWS environments to legacy apps in traditional
infrastructure, out security experts have helped secure data across the world.
In Webapps & APIs
The best defense is a good
offense. By hiring a knowledgeable team of penetration testers to assess your
application, you will be made aware of every security hole that could lead to
compromised applications and data breaches. This provides you with the
foresight needed to fortify your web application and keep your most sensitive
assets where they belong.
Our Web Pen-test Methodology
Core Penetration Testing Labs
operates under a structured, repeatable methodology. We prioritize this concept
in each engagement to make certain that our assessment is reliable, reproducible,
and top-notch in quality. As such, our findings can always be verified by your
team, before and after the remediation. To get these results, we are guided by
the following steps:
Before a web application assessment can take place, Core defines a clear scope of the client. Open communication between Core and the client organization is encouraged at this stage to establish a comfortable foundation from which to assess.
Determine which of the organization’s applications or domains are to be scanned/tested
Make exclusions from the assessment known (specific pages/subdomains)
Decide on the official testing period and confirm time zones
Core engineers collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The gathered data will help us to understand the operating conditions of the organization, which allows us to assess risk accurately as the engagement progresses. Targeted intelligence might include:
PDF, DOCX, XLSX, and other files leaked by Google
Previous breaches/credential leaks
Revealing forum posts by application developers
Exposed robots.txt file
At this stage, we incorporate automated scripts and tools, among other tactics in more advanced information gathering. Core engineers closely examine any possible attack vectors. The gathered information from this stage will be the basis for our exploitation in the next phase.
Checking cloud services for possible misconfigurations
Correlating known vulnerabilities with the application and relevant services
Attack and Penetration
With careful consideration, we begin to attack vulnerabilities found within the webapp. This is done cautiously to protect the application and its data, while still verifying the existence of discovered attack vectors. At this stage, we may perform attacks such as:
SQL injection and/or Cross-Site Scripting
Employing breached credentials and brute force tools against authorization mechanisms
Monitoring web app functionality for insecure protocols and functions
Reporting is the final stage of the assessment process. Core analysts aggregate all obtained information and provide the client with a thorough, comprehensive detailing of our findings. The report begins with a high-level breakdown of the overall risk, highlighting both strengths and weaknesses in the application’s protective systems and logic. We also include strategic recommendations to aid business leaders in making informed decisions regarding the application. Further into the report, we break down each vulnerability in technical detail, including our testing process and remediation steps for the IT team, making for a simple remediation process. We go to great lengths to ensure each report is both explicit and easy to navigate.
Additionally, upon client request, Core Security Labs may review an assessment after the client organization has patched vulnerabilities. We will ensure changes were implemented properly, and the risk has been eliminated. The previous assessment will be updated to reflect the more secure state of the application.