Guide to Web Application Penetration Testing

Web applications are today an integral part of most business operations. They are commonly used for storing, processing, or transmitting data as a part of various business operations. However, these web applications are often exposed to huge cyber risks. They attract malicious hackers who exploit the application vulnerabilities for their personal gain and thereby raising major web application security concerns. To address this growing concern a thorough Penetration testing should be performed to proactively assess the applications and identify vulnerabilities in them. The security testing technique is an effective way of identifying security gaps and addressing them immediately. Covering more on this and elaborating on the technique in detail we have explained the importance of web application penetration test and the testing process. But before that let us understand what a web application penetration test is, a bit in brief. 

What is a Web Application Penetration Test? 

Web application penetration testing is a technique that aims at evaluating web applications and gathering information concerning the possible vulnerabilities and security flaws in the system. The technique involves a series of steps that include identifying vulnerabilities and gathering detailed information on how these vulnerabilities could compromise the web application and impact business. 

Performing the web application Penetration test involves simulating an attack on the application to gain insight into the web application from an attacker’s perspective. This could be using SQL injection techniques etc. The steps include scoping, reconnaissance and gathering information, discovering vulnerabilities, exploitation of vulnerabilities, and developing reports. 

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