Web applications are often the most important asset for businesses since this is often where much of their income will be generated. Consequently this also makes web applications an attractive target for cyber criminals.
Making use of web application penetration testing services will help ensure applications are free from common security vulnerabilities which if exploited by cybercriminals could negatively impact companies both from a financial and reputational perspective.
Aardwolf Security utilise CREST accredited penetration testers for web application pen testing, we collectively have decades of experience performing web application security testing and website security testing, get in touch today for a free quote.
What is a web application penetration test?
A web application penetration test is part of an ethical hacking engagement designed to highlight issues resulting from insecure coding practices and configuration of web applications. The types of issues discovered are categorised against the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities list, these are:
- A01:2021-Broken Access Control
- A02:2021-Cryptographic Failures
- A04:2021-Insecure Design
- A05:2021-Security Misconfiguration
- A06:2021-Vulnerable and Outdated Components
- A07:2021-Identification and Authentication Failures
- A08:2021-Software and Data Integrity Failures
- A09:2021-Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
- A10:2021-Server-Side Request Forgery
How long does it take to perform a web application security test?
There are numerous factors that influence the scoping of a penetration test, such as:
- The number of websites and subdomains
- Underlying infrastructure
- The number of pages
- How many input fields
- Privilege levels e.g. admin and basic user levels
How much is a web application penetration test?
A web application penetration test cost is calculated by the number of days a penetration tester will take to fulfil the agreed scope. The number of days can be determined by filling out our penetration testing scoping form or messaging us through our contact form to arrange a scoping call with one of our senior penetration testers.
What are the deliverables following a pen test assessment ?
Following completion of a web application security assessment, the security consultants will produce a custom report that highlights any issues identified, their risk levels and recommendations regarding how to remedy them.