Web Application Penetration Testing

Whether they’re used internally or externally, web applications often play critical functions for businesses, but they’re also susceptible to many threats. At Sensora, we want to find the gaps in your security before an attacker does. That’s why we offer advanced, web application penetration testing.

Web application penetration testing at Sensora begins with a vulnerability assessment, where our expert penetration testers utilize multiple tools to gain initial knowledge. A vulnerability assessment is not a replacement for a web application penetration test, though. After interpreting those results, our expert penetration testers will use manual techniques and human intuition to attack those vulnerabilities. After the completion of the web application penetration testing, you will receive a comprehensive report with narratives of where we started the testing, how we found vulnerabilities, and how we exploited them.

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Web Application Penetration Testing

Web applications are unique constructs, mixing various forms of technology and providing an interactive front for others to use. Some web applications are made public, while others might be internal applications existing on an intranet. No matter the location, there are always security variables. How well does your application handle input? Does it work with backend servers in a secure manner? Will your session management scheme hold up to penetration testing?

Web application penetration testing at Sensora tests for the following:
  • Application logic flaws
  • Forced browsing
  • Access and authentication controls
  • Session management
  • Cookie manipulation
  • Horizontal escalation
  • Vertical escalation
  • Brute-force password guessing
  • Poor server configuration
  • Information leakage
  • Source code disclosure
  • Response splitting
  • File upload/download attacks
  • Parameter tampering
  • URL manipulation
  • Injection attacks for HTML, SQL, XML, SOAP, XPATH, LDAP, Command
  • Cross-site scripting
  • Fuzzing
  • Manual tests

Why Work with Sensora?

In the past, web applications have been problematic for many security analysts. With the different types of technology available, there is a lot of ground to cover and a lot of expertise required to properly perform web application penetration testing. We often see other security firms blindly assign an analyst to a web application project, assuming that their knowledge, skill, and ability will fit whatever the web application needs. This is not the case. Without the proper knowledge, a penetration tester can miss important findings.

At Sensora, our penetration testers are information security specialists that do not rely on static techniques and assessment methods. Our penetration testing methodology is derived from various sources including the OSSTMM, Information Systems Audit Standards, CERT/CC, the SANS Institute, NIST, and OWASP.

Sensora’s penetration testers have diverse backgrounds, extensive experiences, receive timely and continued education regarding security trends, and hold certifications like:

  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT)
  • eLearnSecurity Certified Professional Penetration Tester (eCPPT)
  • IACRB Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) (LPT)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Offensive Security Wireless Professional (OSWP)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Partner with Sensora and we will be committed to working with your staff to ensure effective information security practices across your environment. Contact us today to begin partnering with our penetration testing team.