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Penetration Testing

Web Services Penetration Testing


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Web Services and API Penetration Testing


Benefits of Web Services Penetration Testing


Web Services Penetration Testing helps secure the data being transferred between various systems. Attackers know that such data may be valuable and that many organisations fail to adequately secure their API’s and Web Services, making this a particularly attractive method to cause a breach.

The penetration testing team at CyberCX has unrivalled breadth and depth of experience. Our testers are certified and highly experienced, ensuring our approach aligns with industry-best practice, avoids system disruption and protects the integrity of your data.

Implement actionable remediations

Upon completion of the engagement, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing identified vulnerabilities. These will be prioritised according to criticality, so you can implement remediation steps to secure your valuable data.

Allocate resources

All your efforts to secure your various applications and systems may account for nothing if your data is compromised as it journeys between them. Testing provides visibility over the security of data in transit, enabling adequate resources to be allocated to safeguarding it.

Gain confidence

Know that your data is secure in transit, gives you confidence to expand the range of applications and systems in your environment, improving operational efficiencies.

Achieve compliance

Data security is an essential component of many cyber security standards, such as PCI-DSS and ISO27001. Including web services within your penetration testing activities can help your organisation prove, achieve and maintain compliance with a range of cyber security standards.

Reduce risk

Your data is one of your most valuable assets. Don’t allow it to be compromised as it transfers between your organisation’s various systems. With insecure API’s and Web Services you run the risk of data breaches that can incur significant cost for your organisation, both financially and reputationally.


Web Services Penetration Testing overview


Web Services and APIs, are essential tools for transferring data between various systems. Many organisations overlook the security controls of web services and API’s due to the fact they are not usually publicly accessible. However, when inadequately secured, web services may be subject to exploitation.

API and Web Services Penetration Testing identifies and exploits vulnerabilities in your web services. It enables you to strengthen security controls, safeguard your organisation’s critical data and demonstrate to partners and customers that your systems are secure.

  • Is your organisation relying on APIs or other web services to connect a range of applications and systems?
  • Are you concerned that the data being transferred between your various applications and systems may be at risk of interception?
  • Are you looking for independent verification to assure customers and commercial partners that your organisation safeguards valuable data?

Web Services and API penetration testing can help you achieve all these outcomes and more.



What is Web Services Penetration Testing?

A Web Service Penetration Test is an attempt at identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in the architecture and configuration of a web service.

The goal is to uncover any potential weaknesses that could be exploited to compromise your organisation’s systems and data.

Our team of experts will carry out automated scanning and manual testing that replicate real life events . You’ll receive comprehensive, prioritised reporting of vulnerabilities, enabling you undertake remediations that strengthen your security posture.

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