What is Web Application Penetration Testing and Why Is It Important For Your Business?

Untested web applications are one of the most popular targets for cyber attacks among organisations. 

Web application penetration testing works to identify the vulnerabilities in your company’s internal and external web applications and works to reduce these weak spots to stop attacks from succeeding. 

Web penetration testing is essential for all digital organisations, particularly for businesses and industries such as:

  • Banks and financial institutions including online banks
  • E-commerce 
  • Health and science industries
  • Education and technology industries
  • Part or wholly cloud-based

Hackers can breach your application’s network and then proceed to exploit your data for ransom. By getting CXO Security’s experienced Penetration Testing to assess your company’s apps, you will reduce the threat of a costly breach and avoid potential financial and reputation damage.

Web Application Penetration Testing Methodology 

CXO Security’s Web Application Penetration Testing aims to identify potential flaws and insecure spots in your company’s web application. 

CrestOur experienced team of CREST Certified Penetration Testers will collect information about the web application and through ethical hacking, attempt to breach the application to gather sensitive information. 

Our web penetration testing commences with vulnerability scanning but mostly the craft and science of manual testing. We will then analyse vulnerabilities and identify external and internal threats. Those findings are reported in priority order, with recommendations to remediate the issues found.

This information is used to safeguard your business applications to prevent a future security breach. 

Safeguarding Australian Businesses Against Cyber Attacks Through Penetration Testing

CXO Security is a Sydney and Melbourne-based web application penetration testing service, that can protect businesses Australia-wide. 

Using web application penetration testing for your business is vital for your cyber incident management program. The benefits of using CXO Security Penetration Testing methodology for your company’s regular web penetration testing, API penetration testing and mobile application penetration testing include:

  • Reveal web application vulnerabilities before a potential cyber attack
  • See what the hacker sees, and use this information to safeguard your application further 
  • Gain professional advice and recommendations for your cyber security posture
  • Achieve compliance with industry standards
  • Have peace of mind that your web, API’s and mobile apps are secure

Web Penetration Testers, Sydney & Melbourne

CXO Security’s penetration testing team are ready to conduct your company’s web application penetration testing from our Sydney or Melbourne offices or remotely for businesses across Australia. 

A thorough penetration test will help you to avoid the financial costs of downtime, should a hacker target your website or applications, and will prevent your company and customer’s private data from being held for ransom on the dark web. Being proactive will help your business to discover vulnerabilities in your applications and stop them before they become a risk to your reputation and profitability.

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CXO Security is your most valuable partner in cyber security. Preserve your company’s reputation and prevent financial loss by Contacting Us today for proactive web penetration testing. 

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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.