IEHF's Application Security Audit Services

Web Application Security Auditing

An application security audit is an intensive, technical, unprivileged and privileged security test of an application and its associated components with a high percentage of manual testing and verification. Since unprivileged and privileged tests will be carried out, both the perspective of an outsider (e.g. hacker) and an insider are covered.

Web applications are a necessary part of your business, but they increase security and compliance risks by increasing the attack surface for hackers or inadvertently creating a risk of unauthorized access and data loss. Testing the state of your applications, whether developed in-house or by a third-party is critical to strengthen your overall security posture and meet compliance requirements. Your assessment should include clear, concise remediation advice so you know specifically what to do to reduce vulnerabilities that exist in the application as well as the entire solution that surrounds it.

When Institute of Ethical Hacking & Forensic (IEHF) Odisha conducts application security assessments we validate that your applications are secure by identifying known vulnerabilities, providing risk identification, and explaining the consequences an exploit may have on your business. Our security consultants ensure your web applications meet and exceed the Open Web Application Security Project’s (OWASP) Top Ten recommendations for web application security.

IEHF's approach towards application security auditing is as follows:

  • Information Gathering
  • Application Fingerprinting
  • Identifying vulnerabilities in the application
  • Vulnerability validation and building test cases
  • Exploiting the vulnerabilities
  • Recommendations and Reporting

Web application penetration testing is done with different approaches as per the business need:

  • Black-box Testing: Testing the application without the knowledge on the application. This testing process involves simulating the attack as a normal user without having access to the source code.
  • Grey-Box Testing: Testing the application with limited knowledge on the application. This testing process involves simulating the attack with the use of user credentials or limited access to the application.

Benefits:

  • Identify design flaws and improve the security of your application at the development level.
  • Determine if client software may be manipulated to provide unauthorized access.
  • Identifies specific risks to the organization and provides detailed recommendations to mitigate them.
  • Supports user confidence in application security.
  • Helps prevent application downtime and improve productivity.
  • Protect your organization’s information assets and reputation.
  • Stage 1:

    • Information Gathering
    • Scanners to find technical Issues
    • Manual Verification (False Positive)
    • Combination of Open Source and Commercial tools
    • Testing As Per OWASP TOP 10
    • Technical Support By Email
    • Detailed POC with Explanation
    • Exploitation of Vulnerability
    • Business Logic Testing

    Stage 2:

    • Verification of Vulnerability found in Stage 1
    • Further checking as per OWASP TOP 10
    • Manual Verification (False Positive)
    • Detailed POC with Explanation
    • Exploitation of Vulnerability
    • Safe to Host Application Signal on Successfull Vulnerability patching