At HartStrand, we recognize the paramount importance of web application security. Our commitment to securing your digital assets sets us apart, ensuring robust protection against vulnerabilities in various programming languages and environments.
Industry Leadership: Our team leads in web application penetration testing, consistently identifying vulnerabilities across diverse environments, from highly scalable AWS web apps to legacy systems in traditional infrastructure.
Global Impact: We have a global footprint, securing data worldwide and contributing to the industry through the disclosure of dozens of zero-day vulnerabilities. Our research is featured in national news outlets, underscoring our dedication to top-notch security testing.
Tailored Solutions: Whether you operate in modern cloud-based environments or maintain traditional infrastructure, our security experts adapt testing methodologies to suit your specific needs.
Web Service Testing: Our services extend to testing web services, expertly manipulating and fuzzing parameters found in the WSDL. We provide a structured approach to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) requests, securing your web services effectively.
Source Code Security Review: Our industry-leading experts conduct manual source code security reviews, identifying vulnerabilities that automated tools may miss. We go beyond the surface to ensure a thorough assessment of your application's security posture.
Holistic Approach: Recognizing the interconnected nature of modern web applications and APIs, we address the unique components and risks associated with web services. Our approach covers potential vulnerabilities, including common issues like SQL injection.
Automated vulnerability scanners can miss subtle security flaws. At HartStrand, our experienced assessors understand the context of your application, uncovering nuanced vulnerabilities that automated tools might overlook.
In the following steps, we outline our comprehensive methodology for web application security:
Define Scope: Collaborative Planning for Precision
In this initial phase, collaborative planning is crucial. Open communication allows us to understand your specific needs, identify the focus areas, and set clear boundaries for the assessment. Determining exclusions and confirming testing periods ensures a tailored approach aligned with your operational requirements.
Before initiating a web application assessment, we engage in open communication to establish a clear scope with our clients.
Determine the specific applications or domains slated for evaluation.
Facilitate discussions to make exclusions known, such as specific pages or subdomains.
Decide on the official testing period and confirm time zones to ensure effective coordination.
Information Gathering: OSINT-Driven Intelligence Collection
This phase involves utilizing OSINT tools to gather a wealth of information about your organization. By understanding your operating conditions and identifying potential risks, we lay the foundation for a comprehensive and accurate risk assessment throughout the engagement.
Harness a diverse set of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools and techniques for thorough information gathering.
Collect targeted intelligence to comprehend the operating conditions of the organization.
Obtain data that aids in accurate risk assessment as the engagement progresses.
Explore leaked files, credential breaches, revealing forum posts, and exposed configurations.
Enumeration: Advanced Information Discovery
Advanced information discovery involves using automated scripts and tools to identify potential vulnerabilities. By enumerating directories, subdomains, and checking cloud services, we ensure a meticulous exploration of your environment, preparing for the subsequent exploitation phase.
Incorporate automated scripts and tools in advanced information gathering to identify potential attack vectors.
Closely examine any possible attack vectors, laying the groundwork for the exploitation phase.
Enumerate directories and subdomains with precision.
Check cloud services for possible misconfigurations and correlate known vulnerabilities with the application and relevant services.
Attack and Penetration: Deliberate and Secure Vulnerability Exploitation
The attack and penetration phase is executed with careful consideration to protect your application and data. We verify discovered attack vectors and perform deliberate attacks, including SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting, ensuring thorough testing of your application's security measures.
Approach vulnerability exploitation with meticulous planning and care to protect the application and its data.
Verify the existence of discovered attack vectors and perform attacks such as SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting.
Utilize breached credentials and employ brute force tools against authorization mechanisms.
Monitor web app functionality for insecure protocols and functions.
Reporting: Comprehensive Insights for Informed Decision-Making
Reporting is a crucial step where we compile all obtained information into a comprehensive report. This report not only breaks down the overall risk but also provides strategic insights and technical details. The clarity and explicit nature of the report facilitate informed decision-making and streamline the remediation process.
In the final stage, our analysts aggregate all obtained information to provide clients with a thorough and comprehensive report.
The report offers a high-level breakdown of overall risk, highlighting strengths and weaknesses in the application’s protective systems and logic.
Strategic recommendations are included to aid business leaders in making informed decisions.
Technical details of vulnerabilities, testing processes, and clear remediation steps for the IT team are outlined, ensuring a straightforward remediation process.
Each report is meticulously crafted to be explicit and easy to navigate.
Remediation Testing: Ensuring Effective Implementation
After implementing remediations, we conduct thorough testing to ensure changes were applied effectively. This phase guarantees that the identified risks have been eliminated, providing an updated assessment that reflects the improved security state of your application.
Upon client request, we conduct a thorough review of assessments after vulnerabilities have been patched.
Ensure that changes were implemented properly and validate the elimination of identified risks.
Update the previous assessment to reflect the more secure state of the application.
Choose our comprehensive approach at HartStrand for web application security, where every step is intricately planned and executed to provide tailored solutions and safeguard your digital assets effectively.
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