Web Penetration Testing

CSCC LABS Pen-testing service leads the industry in web application penetration testing, identifying vulnerabilities in various programming languages and environments. From web apps in highly scalable AWS environments to legacy apps in traditional infrastructure, our security experts have helped secure data worldwide.

Hunting Vulnerabilities In Webapps & APIs

The best defense is a good offense. By hiring a knowledgeable team of penetration testers to assess your application, you will be aware of every security hole that could lead to compromised applications and data breaches. That will provide you with the foresight needed to fortify your web application and keep your most sensitive assets where they belong.

Our Web Pen-test Methodology

CSCC LABS Pen-test service operates under a structured, repeatable methodology. We prioritize this concept in each engagement to make certain that our assessment is reliable, reproducible, and top-notch in quality. As such, our findings can always be verified by your team, before and after the remediation. To get these results, we are guided by the following stages:

Stage 1: Define Scope

Before a web application assessment can take place, CSCC LABS defines a clear scope of the client. Open communication between CSCC and the client organization is encouraged at this stage to establish a comfortable foundation from which to assess.

  • Determine which of the organization’s applications or domains are to be scanned/tested
  • Make exclusions from the assessment known (specific pages/subdomains)
  • Decide on the official testing period and confirm time zones

Stage 2: Information Gathering

CSCC LABS engineers collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The gathered data will help us to understand the operating conditions of the organization, which allows us to assess risk accurately as the engagement progresses. Targeted intelligence might include:

  • PDF, DOCX, XLSX, and other files leaked by Google
  • Previous breaches/credential leaks
  • Revealing forum posts by application developers
  • Exposed robots.txt file

Stage 3: Enumeration

At this stage, we incorporate automated scripts and tools, among other tactics, in more advanced information gathering. CSCC LABS engineers closely examine any possible attack vectors. The gathered information from this stage will be the basis for our exploitation in the next phase.

  • Enumerating directories/subdomains
  • Checking cloud services for possible misconfigurations
  • Correlating known vulnerabilities with the application and relevant services

Stage 4: Attack and Penetration

With careful consideration, we begin to attack vulnerabilities found within the web app. This is done cautiously to protect the application and its data while still verifying the existence of discovered attack vectors. At this stage, we may perform attacks such as:

  • SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting
  • Employing breached credentials and brute force tools against authorization mechanisms
  • Monitoring web app functionality for insecure protocols and functions

Stage 5: Reporting

Reporting is the final stage of the assessment process. CSCC LABS analysts aggregate all obtained information and provide the client with a thorough, comprehensive detailing of our findings. The report begins with a high-level breakdown of the overall risk, highlighting both strengths and weaknesses in the application’s protective systems and logic. We also include strategic recommendations to aid business leaders in making informed decisions regarding the application. Further, we break down each vulnerability in technical detail into the report, including our testing process and remediation steps for the IT team, making for a simple remediation process. Finally, we go to great lengths to ensure each report is both explicit and easy to navigate.

Stage 6: Remediation Testing

Additionally, CSCC LABS may review an assessment upon the client's request after the client organization has patched vulnerabilities. We will ensure changes are correctly implemented and the risk has been eliminated. The previous assessment will be updated to reflect the more secure state of the application.