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Bit Sentinel helps you to manage and secure any web application environment through reliable Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services that match your business requirements.

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Web application security is a branch of Information Security that deals specifically with security of web applications, services and websites. At a high level, Web application security draws on the principles of application security but applies them specifically to the Internet and Web systems. Typically web applications are developed using programming languages such as (but not limited) PHP, NodeJS, Java EE, Java, Python, Ruby, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET or Classic ASP.

Why you need a Penetration Test or a Vulnerability Assessment on a Web Application?

Gartner has noted that almost 75 percent of attacks are tunneling through web applications.

Web applications are used to perform most major tasks or website functions. They include forms that collect personal, classified and confidential information such as medical history, credit and bank account information as well as user satisfaction feedback. If your organization is legally bound by legislation to protect the privacy and security of personally identifiable information, and hackers can get at this sensitive information, you run the risk of being found guilty of non-compliance.

How do these web application vulnerabilities affect your customers and business?

By performing web application security and thoroughly testing your applications, you can prevent a variety of attacks such as identity theft or session hijacking that can compromise your company’s confidential and private data.

In the UK alone 81% of large organisations had a security breach. The cost of these breaches nearly doubled in the last year. 60% of the small business sector was affected with only 12% of these small companies successfully detecting an outside breach.

Last year, major players in the information and technology fields were successfully attacked and their systems compromised. The attackers succeed to get confidential information, business relevant development plans and private client data, exposing more than 50 million persons worldwide to identity theft.

Corporate espionage is on the rise with malicious hackers in search of financial gain still make up the vast majority (about 60 %) of cyber criminals, intellectual property spies account for an increasing number over time of data breaches (about 25 %). Hackers not intent on serious crime (that is, for fun) or who are motivated by a particular ideology were near zero. Some of that decrease must be attributed to the takedown of several of Anonymous’ biggest players. Anonymous and its associated hackers are still a very viable threat, but there isn’t as much participation since multiple countries law enforcement agencies made an example of past participants. Not as many people want to jeopardize their day jobs and real lives by banking on the notion that the feds can’t get them.

What are the benefits of a Penetration Test or a Vulnerability Assessment?

By performing proper application security and identifying vulnerabilities that could occur in your web applications you could prevent these types of risks and many more from affecting your company.

Choose the Approach that Match Your Needs

The Bit Sentinel Vulnerability Assessments & Penetration Tests are scaled in order to meet the needs of your business. While security is fundamentally based on people and processes, there are a number of technical solutions to consider when testing security of web applications. At a high level, these solutions include:

Black Box Testing

The Black Box Security Testing assumes no prior knowledge of the infrastructure to be tested. This unique approach enables our engineers to test your system from the perspective of an external attacker with zero knowledge of your systems applications or infrastructure.

The advantages of this type of testing include:

  • The test is unbiased because the designer and the tester are independent of each other.
  • The tester does not need knowledge of any specific programming languages.
  • The test is done from the point of view of the user, not the designer.
  • Test cases can be designed as soon as the specifications are complete.

Our Black Box testing regime is therefore exceptionally able to identify weaknesses in any of your services that are accessible online or within a network, including standard web services and in-house application services.

White Box Testing

Also known as glass box, structural, clear box and open box testing. This is a testing technique whereby explicit knowledge of the internal workings of the item being tested are used to select the test data.

The White Box Testing starts from a point of complete knowledge of the infrastructure to be tested, often including network diagrams, source code, and IP addressing information. Our experienced engineers then use their knowledge of the various elements of the infrastructure to identify the known weak points before conducting a comprehensive audit to identify all other vulnerabilities.

The test is accurate only if the tester knows what the program is supposed to do. He or she can then see if the program diverges from its intended goal. White box testing does not account for errors caused by omission, and all visible code must also be readable.

For a complete software examination, both white box and black box tests are required.

Grey Box Testing

The Grey Box Testing is a blend of Black Box testing and White Box testing techniques. This multifaceted test results in a comprehensive and highly focused test that cuts down on testing time-frame and budget. Moreover, this approach helps our engineers to learn how your application works and test at both ends whether a suspicious vector of an attack is plausible or not, minimizing False-Positive results.

Our Methodology

The techniques used for the identification and assessment of vulnerabilities is based on the best practices in the field, at international level, including but not limited to: NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), OSSTM (Open Source Security Testing Methodology), OISSG (Open Information Systems Security Group), OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).
  • Pre-engagement Interactions
  • Intelligence & Information Gathering
  • Threat Modeling (Authentication, Identity, Configuration, Session Management)
  • Vulnerability Analysis (Authorization, Business Logic, Data Validation, Security Management, Errors Handling, Cryptography, Client Side, Input Validation)
  • Exploitation
  • Post Exploitation, Pivoting & Privilege Escalation
  • Reporting & Mitigation
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Report Sample

Bit Sentinel use international standard for the structure of the Client Reports after any Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing. Client reports follow the same philosophy and approach to prioritize useful deliverables in all client reports, including:
  • Limitations Regarding the Disclosure and Use of This Report
  • General Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Conducted Tests
  • Vulnerabilities Identified (List, Distribution, Risk of each Vulnerability)
  • Detailed Report of Each Vulnerability
  • Conclusions (Recommendation, Counter Measures & Remediation)
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