What is web application testing

Web applications play a role in business success and are an attractive target for cybercriminals. SecuriCentrix’s web application penetration test team performs web application security testing and website security testing. It can help your organisation identify and remediate a wide range of risks.

Security testing methodology

Web application penetration testing can be authenticated and unauthenticated. The methodology for web application penetration testing outlines how SecuriCentrix approaches a ‘blackbox’ unauthenticated assessment with limited information shared with the tester in advance of an evaluation. 

  • Scoping
  • Information Gathering
  • Vulnerability Discovery
  • Exploitation
  • Reporting

Benefits Of Our Services

A SecuriCentrix Web Application Security Test follows a tried and tested web application methodology to identify, exploit and help address vulnerabilities. Here’s how we will help you: 

  • Gain insight into your vulnerabilities
  • Ensure data is protected from external intruders
  • Discover vulnerable routes of attack
  • Access Control Improvements
  • Satisfy compliance requirements

Web application vulnerabilities

Our web application penetration testing will assess both proprietary web applications developed in-house and those from third-party vendors. 

Our testing is on the OWASP, the Open Web Application Security Project’s (Top 10) ten most critical application security risks. Our web application testing team helps identify vulnerabilities, including:

Why Choose Us

With our skilled and experienced Web Application Security testers, we help establish a security baseline for your applications and cyber resilience for your organisation. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Penetration tests are the authorised, simulated cyber-attack against your computer system in a targeted environment to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. The penetration tester will use both manual or automated testing techniques to identify the vulnerabilities that are in an environment and use these to exploit the environment potentially. 

Internal Penetration tests
Internal tests simulate an attack that has already bypassed your security perimeter. It discovers what an attacker can do internally, such as moving across systems and networks. It also simulates what a trusted insider (like disgruntled employees) could potentially do.

External Penetration tests
External tests simulate the ability of an attacker to gain access to your internal network and infrastructure from outside of your security perimeter.

Segmentation Tests
Segmentation Tests are conducted from untrusted networks to validate the functioning of segmentation security controls.

Web Application Penetration testing
Web application penetration tests are conducted against public-facing web applications or interface to validate whether vulnerabilities, including those listed in OWASP, will expose the back-end systems to any potential attacks or compromises.

Black Box tests are where the penetration tester knows nothing of the infrastructure to be tested. So it’s more indicative of a real-world attack, but this method may not always expose all vulnerabilities.

White Box tests are tests where the penetration tester can access complete and in-depth information on the infrastructure kept for testing. Whilst not as realistic as a black-box test, it allows thorough testing of the infrastructure.

Grey Box tests are the most popular form of test that takes a balanced approach between white and black boxes. A grey box test discloses just enough information to perform a thorough, systematic test whilst keeping the scenario relevant and realistic.

As part of Requirement 11, PCI DSS requires Internal Infrastructure Tests, External Infrastructure Tests and Segmentation Tests. In addition to this, as per Requirement 6, the applications or interfaces should have a public-facing environment. One will also need to perform a Web Applicable Penetration test known as Web Application vulnerability assessments. 

As a good security practice, Internal, External and Web application tests should be conducted at least annually or after any significant change to the infrastructure or applications, this is to ensure that the change has not adversely affected the security of the environments in which they reside. In addition, segmentation testing should be completed every six months if you are a service provider facilitating payments and annually for other organisations. 

Our services

SecuriCentrix’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture. 


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