Security testing is the most important and unforgettable part of the testing. This is the most important part because through our application client are share most valuable data. To save client valuable data from unauthorized access security testing is necessary.
Precise testing solution have certified security software tester they help you to find bottleneck before unauthorized access.In our security testing method we follow all the rule defined by standard organization or community like Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and Web Application Security Consortium (WASC).
Software Security testing
Security Testing is the process to determine that an IS (Information System) protects data and maintains functionality as intended. The six basic security concepts that need to be covered by security testing are: confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, availability and non-repudiation.
Following the discovery stage this looks for known security issues by using automated tools to match conditions with known vulnerabilities. The reported risk level is set automatically by the tool with no manual verification or interpretation by the test vendor. This can be supplemented with credential based scanning that looks to remove some common false positives by using supplied credentials to authenticate with a service (such as local windows accounts).
This uses discovery and vulnerability scanning to identify security vulnerabilities and places the findings into the context of the environment under test. An example would be removing common false positives from the report and deciding risk levels that should be applied to each report finding to improve business understanding and context.
Builds upon Vulnerability Assessment by adding manual verification to confirm exposure, but does not include the exploitation of vulnerabilities to gain further access. Verification could be in the form of authorized access to a system to confirm system settings and involve examining logs, system responses, error messages, codes, etc. A Security Assessment is looking to gain a broad coverage of the systems under test but not the depth of exposure that a specific vulnerability could lead to.
Penetration testing simulates an attack by a malicious party. Building on the previous stages and involves exploitation of found vulnerabilities to gain further access. Using this approach will result in an understanding of the ability of an attacker to gain access to confidential information, affect data integrity or availability of a service and the respective impact. Each test is approached using a consistent and complete methodology in a way that allows the tester to use their problem solving abilities, the output from a range of tools and their own knowledge of networking and systems to find vulnerabilities that would/ could not be identified by automated tools. This approach looks at the depth of attack as compared to the Security Assessment approach that looks at the broader coverage.
Driven by an Audit/Risk function to look at a specific control or compliance issue.Characterized by a narrow scope, this type of engagement could make use of any of the earlier approaches discussed (vulnerability assessment, security assessment, penetration test).
Verification that industry or internal security standards have been applied to system components or product. This is typically completed through gap analysis and utilizes build / code reviews or by reviewing design documents and architecture diagrams. This activity does not utilize any of the earlier approaches (Vulnerability Assessment, Security Assessment, Penetration Test, Security Audit).
Vulnerability / Risk Assessment
Vulnerability / Risk Assessment is the first step in planning and conducting Security Testing. This process defines, identifies, and classifies the security vulnerabilities in an application or system. In addition, vulnerability analysis can also help forecast the effectiveness of proposed countermeasures and evaluate their actual effectiveness after they are put into use.
Vulnerability / Risk Assessment consist of following steps:
- Assigning relative levels of importance to the resources based on the criticality and complexity (interactions / content).
- Identifying potential threats to each resource.
- Prioritizing potential problems (high risk exposure to be addressed first).
- Defining and implementing ways to minimize the consequences if an attack occurs.
Usage of ethical hacking method to assess vulnerabilities, security experts deliberately probes a network or system to discover its weaknesses. This process provides guidelines for the development of countermeasures to prevent a genuine attack. Quantitative risk analysis helps to numerically determine the probabilities of various adverse events and the likely extent of the losses if a particular event takes place.
There is no better way of securing applications (eventually the system) than embedding the security while it’s taking shape (SDLC). Having an application security life cycle in place can reduce the cost of eradicating vulnerabilities and make efforts more effective. Move security assessment phase into the development phase. Many have found that doing so actually reduces overall application development times.Repeat the security assessment process when the business logic in the application changes. This is necessary to evaluate the impacts of any changes on overall application security.
Penetration Testing is the practice of testing a computer system, network or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. The main objective of penetration testing is to determine security weaknesses. There are several ways of conducting Penetration testing which includes internal and external etc.
Security testing is a vital safety measure one can’t ignore today. New techniques /tools are invented every now and then, some are more sophisticated and novel, the combination has to be chosen carefully based on the nature of application / system.
Web Application Testing
The Red-Team ethical hackers utilize a combination of automated and manual tests using the latest tools and techniques to ensure excellent coverage. Our aim is to identify all potential vulnerabilities during assessments; this includes the top ten threats identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP):
- Cross site scripting (XSS)
- Injection flaws
- Malicious file execution
- Insecure direct object reference
- Cross site request forgery (CSRF)
- Information leakage and improper error handling
- Broken authentication and session management
- Insecure cryptographic storage
- Insecure communications
- Failure to restrict URL access