Mobile Application Penetration Testing

CrestAs mobile applications become more popular in the workplace, it’s essential to ensure that they remain secure to avoid the compromise of critical business data.

Mobile applications are vulnerable to exploits and security bugs, and these compromises will damage personal and business reputations. 

Mobile application penetration testing is a way you can protect your company’s reputation and data by knowing how the mobile application will be compromised. 

What Is A Mobile Application Penetration Test?

Mobile application penetration testing is an authorised hack carried out by certified penetration testers to explore any vulnerabilities within the mobile system.

Our team of CREST certified pen testers use ethical hacking practices to hack Android, Windows, and iOS mobile applications. Each of these apps and configurations requires different types of penetration testing to identify weaknesses in all components. 

Once these areas of weaknesses are identified as potential avenues for a hacker to gain access and information, we can work at minimising these risks. 

Why Do Australian Organisations Need Mobile Penetration Testing?

Mobile applications are becoming more and more prevalent with Android and IOS smartphones dominating the market. Businesses are extending their IT services to mobile applications. It is crucial to ensure that these applications do not open any new vulnerabilities to the business.

Without penetration testing as part of your company’s cyber security management, you leave your company and its employees at risk of losing personal data and information. Examples would be credit card data and corporate information that may be used to sabotage your business and damage its reputation. 

As expert mobile application penetration testers, we can secure your mobile apps as well as carry out Web Application Penetration Testing, API Penetration Testing and Network Security Penetration Testing to safeguard your company from cyber threats. 

Our Mobile Application Penetration Testing Methodology

CXO Security’s testing objective is to ensure that the application can only be used for its intended purpose and cannot be used to affect the business negatively.

After an initial assessment, our penetration testers will simulate a real-world data breach and assess how to prevent the exploit from happening. We will examine the results and determine the mobile application’s potential vulnerabilities and how those vulnerabilities can be exploited through the app. 

We will then follow-up with you and discuss the findings while providing information on ways you can protect your mobile applications from cyber attack as well as prevent future attacks from happening. 

Mobile Application Penetration Testers in Sydney & Melbourne

Security testing your company’s mobile applications through penetration testing can expose security flaws you wouldn’t otherwise know. Typically an engagement would identify faults that developers or in-house mobile architects may have missed.

Speak to one of our trusted penetration testing experts today for help in securing your company’s mobile applications. Contact us and have your mobile apps properly pen tested no matter where you are in Australia.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The CXO Security Penetration Testing team will help to identify where potential attacks will come from using a threat modelling technique. Then, our consultants will think like malicious hackers and provide your business with skills that may be prohibitive to hire internally. Lastly, we prepare and validate a viable response which ranks the issues, where they are and how to resolve the risks. The CXO Security Penetration Testing team will ensure that you not only take the correct actions, but you are using the right resources in the right place to prevent a breach.

At CXO Security, our highly skilled Penetration Testing consultants have over 20 years of experience in cyber security. The customised price of a penetration test will depend on your server, systems and applications. To find out more about penetration testing and the costs associated, contact one of our specialists today.

Pentesting is a way to detect and exploit existing vulnerabilities in systems. These assessments are useful for validating the effectiveness of the defence mechanisms of the application and the servers behind it. The fundamental purpose is to assess any consequences that security breaches may have on the data, resources or operations involved. Pentesting quickly detects where the web/mobile/application or solution is most vulnerable, allowing your team to correct risks after the test.

The duration of the penetration testing relies upon on the kind of testing, the sort and wide variety of systems and any engagement constraints. Normal pentests have an average duration time of 1 - 3 weeks.

Our testing specialists will independently test your security controls, to help give the board members and investors peace of mind that your systems are secure. You will also be able to assure all your customers that your business responsibly handles data, as per compliance mandates.

When a business suffers a cyber-attack, it can have a devastating effect, and you need to plan and prepare for such incidents by having safeguards in place. It is impossible to be 100% secure from any attack, so knowing where your weaknesses are, and fixing those weaknesses, is vital for your business survival.