Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Test

Identify security vulnerabilities by applying hacking techniques.

What is Web Application Penetration Testing?

Web application penetration tests are explicitly authorized attacks carried out on web applications to determine if any vulnerabilities exist which can be exploited. Web application penetration testers use the same tools, techniques, and processes as attackers to find and demonstrate the business impacts of weaknesses in a system.

Example of cross-site scripting

What is a Web Application?

A web application is an app that can accessed through a web browser, mobile application, and/or API’s. Web applications range from Spotify to internal web tools used by businesses.

Why do we need Web Application Penetration Testing?

The purpose of this simulated attack is to identify any weak spots in a system’s defenses which attackers could take advantage of. Identifying any weaknesses within an organization’s web applications can have many benefits such as:

  • Compliance requirements. In some industries, it is explicitly required web application penetration is done to satisfy these requirements.
  • Web applications. Performing web application penetration testing allows an organization to find any vulnerabilities within their web applications.
  • Security Policies. Web application penetration testing can also assess any current security policy for weaknesses.
  • Peace of mind. Knowing your web application has been penetration tested allows you some peace of mind, knowing that no stone was left unturned.

How can Careful Security help?

Careful Security uses testing procedures, using state-of-the-art tools and methods to evaluate an organization’s web applications. Our highly sophisticated penetration testing methods, manual and automated, allow an organization to eliminate business-critical vulnerabilities within any web application.

Example of a command injection