Staying one step ahead of cyber criminals is a daily challenge for IT teams.
Even in businesses with dedicated IT security officers, the introduction of new apps, software integrations and public-facing websites brings a multitude of risks to be mitigated. So, when looking to strike a balance between security and usability, it can be a challenge, knowing where the vulnerabilities lie.
We understand the vital importance of security considerations and offer a range of security testing services to find gaps and vulnerabilities before any software is released.
Our focus is on assessing software applications for security problems, both during development and post launch. During the development process, we provide security assessments that integrate into delivery pipelines and a DevOps method, allowing security vulnerabilities to be identified early, in the same way automated regression tests are run.
We have access to a comprehensive and constantly evolving set of tools to facilitate the identification of security vulnerabilities, including our own framework, developed by our R&D Team, that allows for automated security testing.
Automated Security Testing
Our specialist Security Testing Accelerator has been designed to bring together the best of breed and most current set of open-source security testing tools, which are continually updated as new versions become available. Our framework is designed to detect the OWASP Top Ten, the most critical security risks to web applications:
- Injection Flaws
- Broken Authentication
- Sensitive Data Exposure
- XML External Entities (XXE)
- Broken Access Control
- Security Misconfigurations
- Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
- Insecure Deserialization
- Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities
- Insufficient Logging and Monitoring
At the touch of a button, the Accelerator can automatically scan an application, identify any security vulnerabilities, and produce a report with remediation steps to avoid potentially catastrophic security breaches. It alleviates the requirement for costly security experts, who often undertake lengthy and complex analysis. A suite of tests can be carried out as a one off, or as a regular activity and a part of the DevOps process of deploying and releasing code updates, together with automated functional and performance tests.
With no restrictions on using the Security Testing Accelerator, your team can ensure no security vulnerabilities are missed when changes have been introduced to the application, allowing the inception of dynamic application security testing to your organisation.
Reinforcing your security
We establish secure connections via VPN to test environments on your technology estates. All our Consultants are thoroughly vetted and sign confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements to ensure information security is maximised.
Additionally, our staff security clearance process conforms to the BS7858:2012 Code of Practice for individuals employed in a security environment, and we hold Government security clearance up to Security Clearance (SC) level.