Secure Web Applications and APIs
A comprehensive understanding of vulnerabilities in your applications and how to address them.
A Holistic Understanding of your Applications
Our assessments test users as well as tech to ensure front facing services are secure at all levels.
For industries where penetration testing for web applications is legally required, completing an assessment ensures compliance.
Our post-assessment reports support remediation with recommendations based on potential impact and ease of implementation.
Modern web applications act as a ‘front end’ for most organisations and rely on complex APIs to handle customer data – everything from payments to inventory and customer service.
While a lot of modern application frameworks are secure as standard, they can easily be misconfigured or fall behind the latest updates which leaves room for exploitation by bad actors.
Moreover, web applications and APIs are frequently interconnected with other services and run in the cloud, meaning that potential compromises can lead to further compromises in other areas of the business.
This complexity leads to heavy scrutiny from ‘bug bounty hunters’ and potential threats, while also making it challenging for organisations to completely secure them.
How it Works
Bridewell can take either an authenticated or unauthenticated approach to testing web applications and APIs.
Typically, our penetration testers will prefer to take an authenticated approach – where the client provides us with relevant permissions and accounts – in order to assess how potential adversaries would exploit web applications once they gain the right credentials. For organisations who prefer it, our team can also take an unauthenticated approach.
Our team uses custom tooling and in-depth manual testing to help find obscure vulnerabilities in addition to the common vulnerabilities identified by our automated tooling.
All our engagements align with the latest OWASP Web Security Testing methodology to ensure consistency and to allow our team more time to spend on finding harder to find vulnerabilities.
Some of the most common web application vulnerabilities include:
1. Injection flaws – these occur when user input is not properly sanitised before being used by the application. This can allow attackers to inject malicious code into the application, which can then be executed by the application.
2. Cross-site scripting (XSS) – this is a type of SQL injection flaw, but specifically refers to when malicious code is injected into a web page.
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