As our world becomes more connected, our risk of identity theft increases dramatically, as our personal data spreads across more systems, with new vulnerabilities being discovered daily. The data security firm Gemalto counted 1,673 breaches worldwide exposing 707,000,000 records in 2015.
It can take years to create a great application, but seconds to break into it. A weak or default password may grant access to an uninvited “guest.” Cached unencrypted details may be an open portal for a cyberthief. IoT devices may do wonderful things, but may lack good security. And the weakest link in your personal or business network can provide an entry point to an intruder. Each day, hackers are getting smarter and coming up with more effective penetration techniques, discovering more entryways that were not properly safeguarded, creating new malware, and acquiring devices like RFID skimmers.
Stolen personal information, identity theft, hijacked accounts are all despicable acts which will cause your users to feel violated and distrust your company’s app, service, or product, instead of the perpetrator who they will never even meet. With security breaches so prevalent in a digital world, how can you keep yourself safe without abandoning technology altogether?
QualiTest starts by analyzing potential threats and risk analysis based on the entry points defined. With access to the code itself, we begin as follows:
However, much of security testing does not require code access. Beyond the project’s defined security requirements, we expand the scope by also seeking to verify and validate based upon common security risks, security procedures and policies, as well as known security vulnerabilities and potential attacker behavior. It should also be noted that mobile and IoT have other vulnerabilities that differ from app and website security testing. OWASP is a respected authority regarding outlining prominent threats.
The following is a list of potential application threats to be explored during website security testing:
We employ a variety of the top penetration testing (pen testing for short) tools to find and report vulnerabilities before an attacker uncovers them. Pen testing is typically performed near the end of the testing cycle. Tools are designed for different OS’s, applications, networks, servers, etc. built to run a variety of different specific pen tests, such as SQL injection and local file induction, and Fuzz Testing through beSTORM.
Deliverables of QualiTest’s Security Testing Services:
All people provided by QualiTest have 'lived' the QualiTest values, integrating into the project to assure quality of both process and products. Steve Whitby, EADS
Steve Whitby, EADS