An Essential Guide to Penetration Testing
In today’s world, everything is mobile. More and more organisations are redesigning their offering to suit the needs and convenience of their customers With the possibility of storing a large amount of user data, there are a lot of risks attached to this convenience. Mobile application penetration testing is a secure way of ensuring you are safeguarding your stakeholders and your reputation.
We approached Bulletproof as one of several suppliers who offer penetration testing services. Out of all those contacted, Bulletproof were by far the most professional and slick to work with. From start to finish, the whole process was painless and ran like clockwork. The conclusive pen test report was succinct with clear steps of resolution provided. We were genuinely impressed with how easy Bulletproof were to work with, and would definitely recommend.
Penetration testing is where a qualified professional takes on the role of a hacker. Our testers will exploit a mobile application, and the infrastructure it uses, to provide a robust security report that highlights existing vulnerabilities. This proactive approach to cyber security is an important method of increasing your business’ cyber resilience, protecting business-critical assets, employees and customers. Bulletproof’s CREST accredited experts use the latest technology and security methodologies to highlight vulnerabilities and provide your customers, as well as developers’, peace of mind.
The omnipresent nature of mobile technology and unprecedented data harvesting, make them an attractive opportunity to cyber criminals. Releasing a mobile application with cyber security risks could have a massive impact on your reputation and bottom line.
If, like most mobile apps, your application is collecting user data, you’ll need to ensure you comply with EU GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 to safeguard your customers’ security. In addition to providing vital assurances, mobile app pen testing is imperative to ensure your product reaches its full potential. Mobile penetration testing helps you understand the risks of your mobile application with minimal disruption to your business.
Top 10 most common mobile application vulnerabilities we have found when pen testing:
of mobile vulnerabilities are easily fixed
of these will be exploited by cyber criminals
Getting a mobile application penetration test to strengthen your cyber security has never been more important.
Most penetration testing follows a 6-step lifecycle:
Based on your defined goals, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored testing strategy.
In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible about the web apps and sites in the remit.
This is where our website penetration testers get testing. Using the latest tools and sector knowledge, we’ll uncover what’s making your critical assets vulnerable and at risk from attack.
Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our mobile app penetration testers will test all core infrastructure and components of the mobile app without disrupting your business.
The team will determine the risks and pivot to other systems and networks if within the scope of the test. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.
Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. Once received, we’ll invite you for a collaborative read through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your test.
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A mobile application penetration test is a comprehensive security review where a qualified tester takes on the role of a hacker. They’ll attempt to uncover and exploit security vulnerabilities or misconfigurations specific to your mobile application. Mobile application penetration testing provides vital information on how to secure your app and, ultimately, helps keep your organisation and its customers secure online.
Bulletproof believes in working to the very best standards, so all our mobile application tests include the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) mobile Top 10 vulnerabilities as a minimum. We use a blend of advanced automated tools and manual expertise to uncover security weaknesses. This includes but is not limited to:
Bulletproof recommends a blend of all three testing types to get the most value from your penetration testing engagement and understand all the risks.
All tests are tailored to you so use this as a guide.
Testing can be performed against a non-production replica of your live environment, such as a UAT/QA environment, to ensure no risk to your live services. If testing against production is unavoidable, we can coordinate our testing activities to minimise the impact. You can also specify things like no denial of service (DoS), meaning tests will have a negligible impact on your day-to-day operations.
Whilst we do not offer free retesting, we do offer 12-month vulnerability scanning.
Regular and comprehensive assessments of your cyber security are always recommended. The ramifications of security breaches can result in severe financial and reputational losses. We would always advise the safest approach for a company is to regard your cyber security holistically, weaknesses in one area may undermine security implemented elsewhere.