.Security Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing is designed to highlight potential security vulnerabilities based upon a defined threat-model. It a solid choice for establishing a baseline security assessment. By performing fault-injection and validating application behaviour, it is possible to identify unsafe coding practices in areas including: authentication, authorization, session management, cryptography, error handling, information leakage, data validation, output encoding and language-specific coding issues.

.ANNIE'S DILEMMA

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.THE RISKS

Web Studio Lab can help to assess, analyse and advise on privacy and security issues associated with websites and e-commerce systems. The tests themselves concentrate on highlighting areas of increased risk exposure and identify vulnerabilities representative of specific components, and validate exploitation possibilities when feasible. Web application penetration testing serves as a cost-effective mechanism to identify a representative set of vulnerabilities in a given application, particularly those which attackers are most likely to exploit, and allow application developers to find similar instances of vulnerabilities throughout the code.

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.TESTING AND MONITORING

Web Studio Lab Limited adopts the OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) methodology for Web Application Security Assessments and different levels of web application scanning are performed using automated and manual tools. Going the extra mile with manual testing by a trained professional provides higher rates of success in finding potential security issues, compared with solely relying on automated tools.

What is the benefit of a web penetration test?

A  web penetration test is a controlled security review conducted by an independent security professional who attempts to break into a client’s web system. A penetration tester employs the same tools and techniques as real intruders(Hackers) do but does not damage the systems or attempt to steal information. A penetration tester then reports on the vulnerabilities that were found and the ways that they can be fixed.

What effect will a web penetration test have on my system?

Every effort is made to minimize the risk to your systems, but in some cases you may notice extra logging activity and your intrusion detection systems may be alerted.

How effective is a penetration test?

We use the same tools and techniques as are used by criminal hackers, and we keep up to date with the current vulnerabilities in your web site. We are usually able to find the things that will make your site vulnerable to attack and can help you close these holes well before your systems are attacked.

When can the penetration tests occur?

We will perform a penetration test at any time that is convenient to you. There is no additional cost if the test is performed outside of normal business hours.

How often should I assess my web security through a penetration test?

It varies and depends on the complexity of your website, but most of our clients would check their site with a penetration test at least once a year.

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.AWARENESS

The desktops of your customers and staff need to be protected. Anti virus and anti spyware software is becoming more complex, to deal with the development of more sophisticated viruses and Trojans. These attempt to embed software deep within the operating system and perform masking techniques which make them hard to identify and remove. Email spam is also growing more sophisticated using inline images to deliver the message rather than free text which can be analysed by anti-spam filters.

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.STAY AHEAD

Take heed now to improve long term efficiency and productivity. Whether via mobile devices - through push text messages or Bluetooth network connections, users can be duped into following hyperlinks to download Trojans; Or by way of your 3rd party partners (be it content creators, hosting company, data feeds or payment gateways), critical elements in the sustainability of your web application may be affected. The information security risks associated with these external entities need to be understood, evaluated and minimised.

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