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Web Application Assessment
Web Application Assessment

Identify and Mitigate Web Application Vulnerabilities

Well-informed organizations understand that their websites and applications are more than just an information service; they also represent the corporate image to their customers and the public. If a website or application has to be taken offline due to a security breach, this can result in the loss of information, reputation, trust, and revenue. Ensuring your website or web application can deter most internet threats means that you can continue serving your customers and not spend time and money reacting to a data loss or availability issue.

Web Application Assessment

An Above Security Web Application Assessment will help you fully understand the vulnerabilities in your online applications, whether a public website serving your customers or a third-party supplier interface into your corporate CRM. Our web application assessment goes beyond a collection of automated tests and delves much deeper into application logic and security controls, giving you peace of mind and not just a compliance
check mark.


An Above Security Web Application Assessment will:

Identify vulnerabilities and the potential impact at the infrastructure, application, and operational levels using testing standards such as OWASP, CIS, SANS, or NIST

Provide an accurate view of your website security posture as presented to potential attackers

Determine the level of real world business risk for your auditors, executive, security staff, and infrastructure professionals

Above Security Web Application Assessment

During the Web Application Assessment, Above Security will:

Scope the Project—Understand the business intent of the application(s), understand the potential threats, and define the testing approach and the environment to be assessed

Perform Intelligence Gathering—Determine what is known about the application(s) or company that can be used during testing

Map the Application(s)—Understand the website pages, directory structure, naming conventions, application size, and type of technology used to serve web content

Analyze the Application(s) and Determine Vulnerabilities—Understand security control points, user session management, data entry points, and error messages

Test the Technical Vulnerabilities—Test the client side controls, authentication mechanisms, session management, access controls, input validation, logic flaws, infrastructure weaknesses, and application server weaknesses

Deliver the Report—Include identified vulnerabilities, prioritized according to their relative impact to your business with recommendations for remediation

Checklist Web Application Assessment

The fundamental components of an Above Security Web Application Assessment go beyond a measurement against industry frameworks. We identify the feasibility of exploiting vulnerabilities, the impact on success, and how to reduce risk to acceptable business levels. All of this is provided in a flexible reporting structure that is tailored to your specific requirements.

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Web Application Assessment Services from Above Security protects your business and provides many benefits, including:

  • Priority-based Auditing and Remediation—Vulnerability, severity, and asset criticality information are combined to identify, rank, and address web based applications in the context of your business needs.
  • Audit Compliance—Ensure you are compliant with customer and shareholder requirements, regulations, and standards. We can help you comply with major regulations, such as SOX, PCI, NERC/ CIP, SAS70/SSAE16, HIPAA, and ISO.
  • Meaningful Reporting—We categorize your assessment results’ threat level, business risk, and affected assets and provide technical narratives to assist remediation efforts, not an automated or generic report.
  • Improved Risk Posture—Decrease security risk exposure related to web applications and reduce potential financial loss through fraud, hackers, extortionists and disgruntled employees.
  • Enhance the Software Development Lifecycle—Root cause and systemic issues are identified to support future application development initiatives to ensure vulnerabilities are not built into your web applications.

Why Above Security?

  • Strong Focus on Business Outcomes—An Above Security assessment has a strong business focus, mapping technical vulnerabilities to business risk. We provide business value, not just a simple technical review.
  • Real World Business Advice—Above Security goes beyond automated tests and reports and provides real threats that are relevant to the application and the industry rather than adherence to a generic standard.
  • Knowledgeable Professionals—Our industry certified security experts are able to provide you with practical threat analysis and mitigation recommendations, as well as strategies and options based on your industry, company size, budget and risk tolerance. Above Security employees have industry experience that allows them to understand your needs and limits, providing you with practical, knowledgeable advice and guidance.
  • A True Security Practitioner—Web application assessments are a component of risk management, IT governance, threat modeling, and the software development lifecycle. We can show you how web app assessments map to all of these areas, now and into the future, and help you navigate your security roadmap to ensure success in your projects and goals.

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