No one on the Internet is immune from security threats. The consequences of a security breach are great:revenue impact, damage to credibility, legal liability, and loss of customer trust. Security testing helps to make data and information on digital networks secure by identifying potential vulnerabilities and flaws in security mechanisms of the network, while ensuring compliance with latest recommended security standards. Security testing assures managements that their systems are secure from attack, vulnerabilities and provides end users with reassurance their data is protected and secured at all times.
Testhouse and our partners can provide you with experienced Security testing consultants who can advise and identify potential risks, uncover security vulnerabilities in applications through assessments tailored to your organisation. Through process and policy review, detailed interviews and technical analysis, we can provide you with insights necessary to identify if your organisation is suitably addressing security expectations of clients, regulatory bodies and internal management.
To know more about the specific nature of the security testing services we provide, browse the categories below.
Application security testing is the detection of applications’ conditions that are indicative of exploitable security vulnerabilities. Application security testing is divided into two sub-groups: 1. Static Applications Security Testing: (SAST) can be thought of as testing the application from the inside out – by examining its source code, byte code or application binaries for conditions indicative of a security vulnerability. 2. Dynamic Application Security Testing: (DAST) can be thought of as testing the application from the outside in – by examining the application in its running state and trying to poke it and prod it in unexpected ways in order to discover security vulnerabilities. The key benefits of application security assessment are: • Meet regulatory requirements and avoid fines • Avoid the cost of application downtime • Protection of confidential data, • Preserve corporate image
Security risk assessments are broad investigations of the entire network to measure the level of compliance within businesses against industry good practice and international standards, designed with the intent to protect sensitive business assets.
Code security testing assessments try to identify possible flaws in the code or poor coding practices to prevent vulnerabilities in advance that may arise through these. This can be done using automated tools or though manual scrutiny. Some assessments: • Presence of developer test code/files (not removed) • Obfuscation • Session handling • Input Validation • Parameter & variable checking • Cookie parameters and hidden fields (if applicable) • Read/Write call to files (permission checks)
A mobile security assessment service will ensure that configuration and implementation of mobile devices are secure and will not allow the compromise of corporate networks or capture of sensitive data via rogue employees, lost devices or ‘man in the middle’ attacks, without impinging upon the remote-access convenience mobile computing offers.
Penetration Testing (or Pen testing) is a form of ethical hacking, where a staged real-life hacking of the system using only minimal information is carried out to identify vulnerabilities in the network. Penetration testing services are often essential for compliance to financial regulations and certifications. Tests include:
• Security Vulnerability Assessments
• Network Penetration Tests
• Web Application Penetration Tests
• Internal Penetration Tests
Security of applications and data is the top-most priority of developers and organisations today. Testhouse can help you ensure you are protected always, no matter what your application or architecture is.
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