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Web Application Testing

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Advanced Penetration Testing to identify vulnerable aspects of your web applications

Web Application Testing looks at identifying vulnerabilities which exist within your web applications that a malicious individual could potentially exploit to access your web servicers and extract confidential business information. 

This is a critical aspect of Penetration Testing at a time when an increasing number of organisations are storing data, including email addresses, passwords and payment card details within web applications as web servers are becoming an increasingly popular target for attackers.

Our approach to Web Application Testing

As both your internet-facing and internal web applications are business-critical, our team of consultants must work closely with your organisation to ensure the assessment is conducted with minimal disruption. 

Our consultants explore areas such as authentication, privileges, internal operational processes, potential deep routed server platform flaws and unpatched applications, to determine if there are weaknesses which could be exploited to provide unauthorised access.

Benefits of Web Application Penetration Testing

Improved awareness

Improved awareness and understanding of the vulnerabilities which are unique to your web servers.

Demonstrates commitment

Demonstrates your ongoing commitment to protecting your employees and client data.

Business security

Showcase your effective, approved business security strategies.

Minimising data loss

Minimising the risk of data loss, reducing the need for time-consuming and costly recoveries.

Increased confidence

Increased confidence in digital data storage and management.

Maintain reputation

Maintenance of strong web presence and online reputation.

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Our expertise. Your questions answered

What’s the easiest thing to implement in my office?

There are many controls every organisation should put in place to ensure good defence against cyber threats - from the basics like using anti-virus, email filters and firewalls, to more in-depth activities, like Penetration Testing and Phishing Assessments. One of the basic controls you can implement easily in both your professional and personal lives is good password hygiene. In some cases, your password is often the only thing keeping cyber criminals away from your sensitive information; length is the primary factor when creating a strong password—the longer it is, the more guesses will be needed by hackers to get it right.

Am I investing my Cyber Security budget correctly?

You could take a blanket approach and cover every possibility, but that’s an expensive strategy and your Finance Manager or CFO probably wouldn’t be happy to spend money unnecessarily. Every business faces different threats, so what the organisation in the next office needs to defend against isn’t necessarily what you need to invest in. It’s important to get an understanding of your threat profile and align that with the risks you’re willing to take (or not take). From there, you can decide what you should be investing in.

How do I educate my team to handle cyber threats?

The cyber threat is ever-changing and even with the best technical defences in place, the end-users (i.e. humans) are usually the weakest link. That is not to say that cyber security should only be non-technical, but it is important to have the right balance. Knowing where to start for cyber security generally can be difficult and working out what your team needs to know is a bit overwhelming. Like knowing where to invest your budget, how you train your team also starts with understanding your specific threats.

What do I do when something goes wrong?

Frustratingly, you’ve put in place all these useful security controls, but with the threats changing so often, keeping up can be hard. Therefore, it’s important to have the mindset that, it’s not about if you get breached, it’s about when you get breached and then how you handle it. Having a plan in place will ensure the consequences of a breach don’t undo of all your hard work in developing your organisation and building your reputation. 

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