What is a Web/Mobile Application Security Audit?

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What is a Web/Mobile Application Security Audit?

With software applications and the use of websites being an inseparable tool of both our personal and professional life in recent times, information security has never been this important. No matter whether it be a small business or a community or a large corporation website/application, loopholes exist through which hackers can access, extract, and destroy information that can cause severe damage. In this blog, we’ll try to explore what web/mobile application security audit is in simpler terms.

Web Application Security Audit

Web Application Security is done by simulating authorized attacks internally or externally to get access to sensitive data. Hackers target the most critical security vulnerabilities associated with web applications, also known as Open Web Application Security Project (OWSAP). The motive is to find out the possibility for a hacker to access the data from the internet onto the client’s application. This kind of testing mainly focuses on PHP, ASP, Python, Ruby and almost all other languages.

Mobile Application Security

Mobile application security audit is performed with a hacker’s mindset and intention to discover vulnerabilities that attackers might leverage to steal and misuse client’s information or even attack the application servers to disrupt services that can impact the organization’s business. Mobile applications are tested on two platforms, Android and IOS.

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A faulty website or application with vulnerabilities or back-doors could trigger information and data leakage resulting in financial loss, damage of reputation and brand, and ultimately loss in consumer trust. Thus, a full security audit of your software application is a must for your business in the present context of the world.

Why Security Audit?

  • To prevent data and information leakage of your software application
  • To minimize risks associated with cybersecurity.
  • To prevent financial losses that can arise from cybersecurity risks.
  • To maintain reputation, brand image, and consumer trust.

How do we perform Security Audit?

At NASSec, we perform Security Audit in three phases. In the first phase — Discovery Phase — we gather holistic information like server details, external modules, the study of programming languages used. The second phase involves testing and exploitation of vulnerabilities by determining the root cause. In the third phase i.e the reporting phase, we assess the risks and impacts associated and report it to the client to fix the issues. This process is repeated for every bug (Vulnerability) until every one of them is discovered and reported for a fix.

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