What is the difference between web application penetration testing and a vulnerability scan?Vulnerability scans will highlight known weaknesses in a web application. At the same time, a penetration test will show how well existing defenses will hold up against a real-world attack by a cybercriminal.
Who needs web application penetration testing?Any organization concerned about their overall cyber security risk or needs to meet certain compliance mandates for their web application.
When should you conduct web app pen testing?The ideal time to conduct web application pen testing would be before a production release. However, schedule pressures often lead to developers deploying applications without putting them through the proper security testing and that can leave security vulnerabilities in these web applications.
Is web application testing included in network penetration testing?Web application testing can be included as part of network penetration testing. However, due to its complexity, it is generally a separate engagement.
What tools are used for web app pen testing?On every assessment, RedTeam Security utilizes commercial tools, internally developed tools, and some of the same tools hackers use. We aim to assess systems by simulating a real-world attack and leverage the many tools at our disposal to carry out that task effectively.