Web Application Penetration Testing
What is Web Application Penetration Testing?
Web application penetration testing involves a series of methodological steps aimed at collecting information about the target system, finding vulnerabilities or defects in it, investigating vulnerabilities that can successfully defend against these defects or vulnerabilities, and destroying web applications.
Why is Web Application Penetration Testing required?
Enterprises rely more than ever on web applications, APIs, and mobile applications to run their daily business activities. This includes customer-facing applications that have features that perform automated activities that often use sensitive data, such as completing purchases or transferring funds from one account to another. Many companies also rely on internal network products to carry out their daily activities. Developers can use open source components and plug-ins when creating these Web applications, opening the door to potential cyber attacks. Because so many organizations are victims of these attacks, companies must redouble their efforts to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place for their ongoing Web application maintenance and software development lifecycle. Many companies believe that vulnerability scanning is sufficient to maintain or improve their security status. Although vulnerability scanning can highlight known weaknesses, web application penetration tests show that they can withstand actual attacks from unauthorized users