Web Application Penetration Testing Overview

Attacks often take advantage of vulnerabilities found in web-based and other application software. Vulnerabilities can be present for many reasons, including coding mistakes, logic errors, incomplete requirements, and failure to test for unusual or unexpected conditions. There is a flood of public and private information about such vulnerabilities available to attackers and defenders alike, as well as a robust marketplace for tools and techniques to allow "weaponization" of vulnerabilities into exploits.

URU Application Penetration Testing allows customers to assess the effectiveness of application security controls in order to prevent, detect, and correct security weaknesses. Application Penetration Testing includes the following:

OWASP methodology

URU adheres to OWASP testing guidance for performed security testing. The OWASP Testing guidance serves as a framework to ensure appropriate coverage, our skilled testers are also able to identify flaws unique to every application, such as business logic errors, or particularly intricate vulnerabilities, not well defined in testing guidelines.

Depth of coverage

In order to test an application both thoroughly and efficiently, URU leverages close collaboration to minimize time wasted on lower priority targets. This may include various forms of information request and potential threat modeling activities.

Detailed technical reporting

When issues are identified, URU provides full narratives demonstrating how to exploit those issues, as well as supplemental details that aide in effective remediation and mitigation efforts.