Security Testing Overview
In today’s world of rapid digital transformation, cyber security has become a core business consideration in a product’s user acceptance and legitimacy in operations. The scale and scope of security engineering is evolving by the day, requiring engineering teams to adapt to newer strategies to mitigate threats and work with a combination of tools and automated solutions, to look beyond the traditional web application security considerations.
We at QA InfoTech have a team of certified and dedicated cyber security professionals who, with their years of experience and expertise, have integrated our penetration testing services with industry best practices to serve end to end engineering engagements to validate your organization’s primary systems and infrastructure, including DevSecOps to incorporate Security in a DevOps cycle.
QA InfoTech’s in house penetration testing methodology leverages leading web security industry standard “OWASP Testing guide”, NIST, PTES and WASC complimented by QA InfoTech’s proprietary security testing process.
The gamut of our penetration testing services range the following:
Web Application Security testing is imperative for applications whether they be hosted in highly scalable cloud environments such as AWS, Microsoft Azure etc. or legacy applications in traditional infrastructure setups.
Web Application Security Testing at QA InfoTech is an amalgamated process of vulnerability scanning and manual penetration testing to discover application vulnerabilities that may compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical/sensitive data stored or processed by your application.
We provide security testing services for all leading mobile platforms. At QA InfoTech, we make use of a propriety framework, which is based on the Mobile OWASP Top 10; this is leveraged as a guideline and benchmark against which we evaluate your mobile application’s security. Our Mobile Application security assessment approach is based on our web application security assessment.
We are well adept in performing security testing on various types of mobile apps- native, hybrid or web-based, to examine and identify flaws at varied levels – from the mobile application logic layer to the server-side components layer, from the web server and database vulnerabilities in the back-end to the application and browser vulnerabilities in the device that also includes reverse engineering and source code review of mobile apps.
Our Network Penetration testing services provide a comprehensive and exhaustive security testing of your organization’s network by simulating a real-world attack. Our Internal/External penetration testing is aimed at identifying, exploiting and documenting even the most subtle network vulnerabilities and risks which may impact the CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability) triangle of information security. Network penetration testing at QA InfoTech is performed in line with industry best standards such as SANS and Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM); herein, penetration testers apply a battery of known penetration methods to create genuine results, from simulating external hacks to the firewall to internal attacks on LAN, intranet server and www sites. Upon completion, we provide a detailed report that highlights not only the weakness but also best practices and advice on the most effective solutions to secure your network. As part of the Network Penetration testing, we undertake the following activities:
- Information Gathering and Analysis(Reconnaissance)
- Network Surveying
- Port Scanning
- System & Services Identification (Banner grabbing ,OS fingerprinting)
- Vulnerability Research and Verification
- Exploitation of Vulnerable Services
- Reporting and Communication
We at QA InfoTech have developed a methodology for executing thick client application assessment project in 6 different phases with the objective of achieving optimal tool, infrastructure and effort cost. The combined effort of tool based and manual assessment techniques addresses the latest thick client Application security vulnerabilities. Thick Client VAPT usually encompasses three 3 different types of testing- Dynamic, System and Static Testing. Dynamic testing usually involves activities such as Fuzzing, traffic interception, injections while System testing entails analysis of log and data files, registry keys and process threads. Reverse engineering and binary analysis come under Static testing.
In Thick client application penetration testing, we target a range of system and application level vulnerabilities such as DLL hijacking, Buffer overflow, Privilege level escalations, and Sensitive data exfiltration from memory, Command injection, Broken authentication and Session management.
Digital Rights Management:
Unique problems call for unique solutions and QA InfoTech’s one-of-a-kind DRM security testing service hits the right note in addressing online copyright infringement and digital piracy issues applicable to a range of digital materials from proprietary videos, e-books, music to system information and software. The purpose of testing DRM is to ensure that the copyrighted videos on the cloud or server cannot be copied or downloaded using manual scripts or automated tools
Our Security engineers employ a range of manual and automated techniques as following:
- M3u8 file exploitation
- HLS file exploitation
- Intercepting MP4 URL
- HLS encryption bypass
- Unauthorized access to cookies
- Unauthorized access to decryption key
- Packet sniffing and decrypting
QA Infotech security engineers help you strengthen the end-to-end security of your IOT products. Our unique verification and IOT Security testing includes, Pen testing (run time analysis), Reverse engineering (binary analysis), Code reviews (static analysis), Threat modelling (design analysis) and Device testing (hardware analysis)
Secure Code Reviews/Static Application Security Testing:
Secure code reviews also known as static application security testing is effective in deducing the accurate posture of your web application security. This service uses the combination of commercial automated scanning tools, manual code reviews and architecture reviews to highlight potential threats that could result from software bugs. We use state of the art commercial scanners to ensure comprehensive coverage. Our secure code review methodology adheres to the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) which is considered the de-facto standard for validating the security of web applications.
Cyber Hygiene Assessment:
Security is as much about people as it is about products and processes. QA InfoTech’s one of a kind Digital Forensics as a Service, brings about cyber hygiene and discipline proactively, surfacing any malicious activity and data that your employees or users may have left in the cyber space. An ongoing scan to ensure you have no unwanted digital footprint to be exploited is a well-worth-the-effort, with routine clean-up to guarantee online security.
The QA InfoTech Advantage
- A team of certified professionals across a range of security offerings to give you the best in class reliable services
- Experience across a range of technologies and domains, leveraging both commercial and open source tools to align to client needs in ensuring secure solutions
- Integrated security solutions that align with overall quality engineering strategy and practices
- A practice focused on ongoing R&D both internally and an at industry level to ensure continuous improvements