Penetration Testing, Find weaknesses others overlook

Uncover hidden security risks and understand the impact of an attack.

Threats tend to occur where security officers expect them the least. Naturally, an intruder won’t spend months trying to force a well-locked door, but will look for weak points and vulnerabilities in those information systems where security isn’t a priority. The combination of negligence and seemingly minor vulnerabilities may end up with serious consequences and lead to the system being compromised. The acknowledged way to reduce such risks is to employ penetration testing.

To prevent your organization from possible breaches and reinforce existing security controls against a skilled attacker, RenovaBT’s team offers penetration testing services based on a custom plan of a multistep attack that targets custom network infrastructure and applications.

We recommend to fulfill a pentest in case if:

  • Regularly scheduled analysis and assessments are required by regulatory mandates.
  • New network infrastructure or applications were added.
  • Significant upgrades or modifications to infrastructure or applications were made.
  • New office locations were established.
  • End-user policies were modified.
  • Corporate IT was significantly changed.

Web Penetration Testing: Critical for Secure Applications

RenovaBT leads the industry in web application penetration testing, identifying vulnerabilities in a range of programming languages and environments.
From webapps in highly scalable AWS environments to legacy apps in traditional infrastructure, out security experts have helped secure data across the world.

With dozens of zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed and our research circulating on national news outlets, we consistently prove our commitment to top-notch security testing.

Our Web Pentest Methodology

RenovaBT operates under a structured, repeatable methodology. We prioritize this concept in each engagement to make certain that our assessment is reliable, reproducible, and top-notch in quality. As such, our findings can always be verified by your team, before and after the remediation. To get these results, we are guided by the following steps:

1 – Define Scope

Before a web application assessment can take place, RenovaBT defines a clear scope of the client. Open communication between RenovaBT and the client organization is encouraged at this stage to establish a comfortable foundation from which to assess.

  • Determine which of the organization’s applications or domains  are to be scanned/tested
  • Make exclusions from the assessment known (specific pages/subdomains)
  • Decide on the official testing period and confirm time zones

2 – Information Gathering

RenovaBT engineers collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The gathered data will help us to understand the operating conditions of the organization, which allows us to assess risk accurately as the engagement progresses. Targeted intelligence might include:

  • PDF, DOCX, XLSX, and other files leaked by Google
  • Previous breaches/credential leaks
  • Revealing forum posts by application developers
  • Exposed robots.txt file

3 – Enumeration

At this stage, we incorporate automated scripts and tools, among other tactics in more advanced information gathering. RenovaBT engineers closely examine any possible attack vectors. The gathered information from this stage will be the basis for our exploitation in the next phase.

  • Enumerating directories/subdomains
  • Checking cloud services for possible misconfigurations
  • Correlating known vulnerabilities with the application and relevant services

4 – Attack and Penetration

With careful consideration, we begin to attack vulnerabilities found within the webapp. This is done cautiously to protect the application and its data, while still verifying the existence of discovered attack vectors. At this stage, we may perform attacks such as:

  • SQL injection and/or Cross-Site Scripting
  • Employing breached credentials and brute force tools against authorization mechanisms
  • Monitoring web app functionality for insecure protocols and functions

5 – Reporting

Reporting is the final stage of the assessment process. RenovaBT analysts aggregate all obtained information and provide the client with a thorough, comprehensive detailing of our findings. The report begins with a high-level breakdown of the overall risk, highlighting both strengths and weaknesses in the application’s protective systems and logic. We also include strategic recommendations to aid business leaders in making informed decisions regarding the application. Further into the report, we break down each vulnerability in technical detail, including our testing process and remediation steps for the IT team, making for a simple remediation process. We go to great lengths to ensure each report is both explicit and easy to navigate.

6 – Remediation Testing

Additionally, upon client request, RenovaBT may review an assessment after the client organization has patched vulnerabilities. We will ensure changes were implemented properly, and the risk has been eliminated. The previous assessment will be updated to reflect the more secure state of the application.