As the web grew increasingly bigger and powerful in size and functionality, it became lesser secure and more prone to hacker attacks. Fast-paced developer environments to meet critical deadlines to fulfil the requirements of functionality often ignore security. At least 90% of the vulnerabilities that the attackers target, exist in the application itself, rather than on the application infrastructure.
Application Security Testing is an attack simulation that is intended to evaluate the security issues and vulnerabilities present in an application. Also known as Application Penetration Testing, or Application Security Assessment, it helps organizations gain a thorough knowledge of application vulnerabilities, their actual risk level and detailed recommendations to remediate them.
qSEAp primarily follows the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) guidelines as a benchmark. However, over time we have developed our own Hybrid Methodology that brings together the best of OWASP, OSSTM, WASC and NIST standards. This hybrid methodology involves a set of comprehensive checks which ensures that no vulnerabilities are missed during testing.
A typical application security test at qSEAp, undergoes the following stages
- Understanding the application
- Identifying potential security risks, and threat modelling
- Develop test cases
- Execution of test cases
- Reporting (Findings and their mitigations)
- Coordinating with developers to fix the reported findings
- Retesting the application for confirmation of fixes, if required
What We Do Differently?
qSEAp has got an expertise in assessing a wide range of applications. Our team of experienced security testers ensure that your application is rigorously tested for all possible threats and vulnerabilities. The indispensable threat modelling, before actual testing of the application, helps the testers to ensure that no threats are missed. Our hybrid methodology of testing ensures that your application is put through all possible tests. The use of automated tools gives the power of speed and fullness, and manual testing ensures that human intelligence takes charge of the process.
Furthermore, our experienced team ensures that the testing is the most cost-effective and efficient, which meets critical deadlines and fits in tight budgets.
Why Application Security Testing?
These applications expose customer information, financial data and other sensitive and confidential data over the Internet and Intranet. With the accessibility of such critical data, proactive security assurance for these applications becomes paramount. Organizations should unfailingly incorporate application security assessments in their quality assurance program to manage the apparent risks.
- Peace of mind against hacker-attacks, by running a secure application
- Gaining advantage on your customers by addressing their concerns of security.
- Meeting regulatory compliances to protect internal security.
- Earn goodwill in the market and industry.