Web Application Vulnerability Assessment
The widespread use of web applications by companies has made them a lucrative target for attackers. Cyber attacks on web applications, such as hacks or DDoS attacks, can damage a company’s reputation and cause significant financial loss. With the increasing cyber threats, criminals only need to find one flaw in the security of a web application to exploit vulnerabilities and cause damage.
In general, all web applications are vulnerable to attacks. With more and more vulnerabilities being discovered in web applications every year, companies are required to keep their security as up to date as possible to prevent falling behind from attackers. Companies must anticipate the dangers and apply best practices with regard to the security of their web applications. To protect web applications from attackers, companies should apply comprehensive web application testing, analyzing their web applications on a regular basis and from different angles.
What is a Web Application Vulnerability Assessment?
Our “Web Application Vulnerability Assessment” identifies known vulnerabilities in web applications and measures the risk of exposure to security flaws of a website. For example, whether known security issues have been patched and whether current encryption protocols still suffice. In simple terms: we measure how hard it would be for a malicious attacker to cause damage or to gain unauthorized access to your web application.
How we conduct a Web Application Security Assessment
Our security consultants have extensive knowledge, experience and tools to perform a Web Application Vulnerability Assessment. The following matters are determined with the client prior to the work:
- Scope: which domains are being tested?
- The type of test to be performed: “black box”, “gray box” or “white box”;
- The time at which the test is performed;
- The “waiver”, in which the client grants permission to the tester to intentionally attack the web application.
The execution of the test work is carried out remotely. The Web Application Vulnerability Assessment is performed according to the following steps:
The findings regarding the work performed are classified according to various “leading practices” in the security domain. These are:
- PTES Information Security Risk Rating Scale;
- First Incident Response and Security Teams “Common Vulnerability Scoring System” (CVSS);
- OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security Risks.
Results of the Web Application Vulnerability Assessment
The results of our Web Application Vulnerability Assessment consist of two reports:
- A management summary including our findings, risks and recommendations in a non-technical description, as well as an “overall” interpretation of the current security posture of the web application(s) tested; and
- An extensive technical report including the detailed findings, risks and recommendations. The technical report is aimed at web application developers and hosting parties.
Our reports are very concrete and allow you to address identified vulnerabilities in a targeted manner. This allows the security level of your web application to be improved by means of clear actions, based on set priorities.
To find out more about our cybersecurity services please feel free to contact us.