The very recent June 2021 ransomwares attacks on Colonial Pipeline, an American oil pipeline system and JBS USA Holdings Inc, a meat supplier Company have exposed gaps in protection for Industries. Colonial paid $5 million ransom while JBS coughed up a hefty $11 million.
Misconfiguration and incorrect programming practices are the main reasons behind a system being vulnerable. Some of the reasons for vulnerability are:
Our web application security testing team will assist you in identifying flaws such as:
Pen Testing, also known as penetration testing, is the most widely used security testing technique for web applications.
Web penetration enables end-users to determine the possibility of a hacker accessing data from the internet, the security of their email servers, and the security of the web hosting site and server.
Vulnerability Scanning is a detective control method that suggests ways to improve security programmes and ensure known weaknesses do not resurface, whereas a pen test is a preventive control method that provides an overall view of the system’s existing security layer.
There are numerous methods for conducting a penetration test, which evaluates a company’s security posture.
What is Web Penetration Testing
Web application penetration testing entails a methodical series of steps aimed at gathering information about the target system, identifying vulnerabilities or faults in it, and researching exploits that will succeed against those flaws or vulnerabilities and compromise the web application.
Penetration testing stages
There are a number of useful tools for scanning web applications. The simplest way to conduct a web penetration test using the OWASP ZAP tool (Zed Attack Proxy).
The Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is a free and open-source penetration testing tool developed as part of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). ZAP is a web application testing framework that is both flexible and extensible.
At its core, ZAP is a “man-in-the-middle proxy,” standing between the tester’s browser and the web application, intercepting and inspecting messages sent between the browser and the web application, modifying the contents as needed, and then forwarding those packets on to the destination. It can run as a standalone application or as a daemon process.