Di8it Web Application Testing Service is based on the Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP). The approach includes reconnaissance and mapping of web applications, followed by tests that ensure all known critical vulnerabilities are identified and addressed ideally without disrupting actual business processes.
Web Application Testing
Millions of people and organizations across the world are increasingly relying on advanced web applications and APIs to manage, communicate and distribute sensitive information and confidential data.
With web applications and APIs becoming more complex, security obscurities and vulnerabilities are being inherited as an unfortunate trait. Therefore, security experts at Di8it evaluate every aspect of your web application including but not limited to business logic, technology and controls from an attacker’s perspective with an aim to gain access to your sensitive data. Di8it team may test your web applications and APIs using multi-vector attacks and automated tools to find any vulnerability or security loophole that could be used as an exploit. This gives us the valuable information we need to plug in those holes and fortify your web application and API security.
Our Website Penetration Testing Methodology
Di8it uses a structured, standardized methodology for testing the security of your web app infrastructure. This ensures that our assessments are reliable, repeatable, and comprehensive.
To ensure we get accurate and reproducible results every time, we use the following steps:
Before an assessment can take place, we define a clear scope of client’s requirements. In this stage, we:
- Determine which applications or domains are to be tested
- Determine the exclusions from the assessment
- Decide on the official testing period
Our engineers use OSINT tools and techniques to collect as much information on the target as they can. This intelligence helps us determine the operating conditions of the organization and hence, more accurately assess security risks. Some sources of our targeted intelligence include:
- Documents and other files publicly available on
- Prior security breaches
- Unsuspected exposure through support forums by application developers
We then use automated tools and scripts to gather more advanced intelligence and determine any exploitable attack vectors. Our engineers then use the information gathered in this stage to put together an attack and penetration plan. This phase can include:
- Enumerating directories and subdomains
- Checking for misconfigured cloud services
- Correlating known vulnerabilities with the API and relevant services
A systematic attack and penetration plan is formulated and execute exploiting, while ensuring the application and data are protected. This lets us verify the existence of weaknesses and exploits that can be used in malicious attacks. During this phase, we may use the following attacks:
- OWASP Top 10
- Beyond OWASP
- Using breached credentials and brute force tools against authorization mechanisms
- Monitoring web app functionality for insecure protocols and functions
Once we’ve found all the vulnerabilities, we move on to the final phase of the assessment process and put together the intelligence and information gathered in a report. Our analysts compile all the data we’ve gathered, such as attack vectors, exploits, and vulnerabilities, in a comprehensive, explicit and easy to navigate report that details our findings, starting with a high-level breakdown of the risks. The report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the application’s security system and offers strategic recommendations to mitigate the risks. The report is designed to help the business leaders make informed decisions regarding the application’s security. We also provide a detailed breakdown of each vulnerability in technical detail, the testing process used, and remediation steps for the in-house IT and security teams.
We also offer remediation testing on request after the client has plugged in the vulnerabilities to ensure that the security patches were implemented properly. This helps ensure that the remediation is effective.
Integrate with other Assessments
While we offer Web Application Penetration Services to our clients as a standalone test, we recommend combining it with our offensive Security Services for optimal threat intelligence. In real-world scenarios, attackers will use any means necessary to breach your security and any chain is only as strong as its weakest link.