Website/Web Application Security Testing
Are You Afraid Your Website/Web Applications Could be Vulnerable to Attackers?
You’ve heard the horror stories… A website or web application gets hacked by attackers, which ultimately damages or affects:
- Your relationships with customers
- Your brand and credibility
- Your profit and bottom-line
It’s true: website and web applications are frequently attacked via unauthenticated access, as well as authenticated access by attackers who have acquired login credentials.
For these reasons, web application security testing is often required through regulations. Whether you’re trying to meet regulations or not, it’s best for you to have weaknesses identified by an expert, rather than wait for attackers to exploit your weaknesses!
How Website/ Web Application Security Testing and an Audit Can Protect Your Brand, Profit and Relationships with Customers
As a third-party auditor, The Foster Institute will test your web applications so that you can remediate the problems. Based on your needs, we will examine your web applications to help you identify and fix web application vulnerabilities, including:
- XSS cross-site scripting
- SQL injection
- Source disclosure
- Directory traversal
- Broken authentication and session management
- Failure to restrict URL access
- Many other problems!
So How Do We Do It?
“Outside” Scanning and Testing
Have your web applications scanned and tested from the “outside” to determine your vulnerabilities to any attackers located anywhere on the Internet.
For more depth, your web applications can be tested using authenticated credentials, a username, and password that you provide. You may want testing for your users, super-users, administrators, and any other authentication levels.
Your web applications can be tested from the public Internet and also internally in your organization to help you protect from internal attacks. It is important to test against all scenarios in order to identify weaknesses so you can fortify your applications.
It is crucial to identify vulnerabilities in your application’s input fields. This includes username and password login screens. Other fields include any input forms and location that ask for input from the user, such as a name, address, social security number, credit card data, etc.
Many organizations want, and in some cases are required, to have internal and/or external penetration testing of their networks and/or web applications.
The level of penetration testing is customized based on your needs. At a minimum, penetration testing involves attacking via the Internet from the outside of your organization. At your discretion, penetration testing can include extensive and crafty attacks up to and including physical intrusions to your facility.