Do your applications pass information back and forth?
Application programming interfaces (APIs) are the software messengers that allow apps to communicate with one another. Their security often gets overlooked, yet they tend to carry a company’s most common vulnerabilities. API security is just as important as an application’s security.
At KirkpatrickPrice, we know that APIs are hackers’ gateway to accessing authentication and authorization into a network’s system. Our expert penetration testers diligently test APIs through a variety of real-world techniques to reveal existing vulnerabilities and offer you remediation advice.
Partner with an expert to get a custom game plan on what you should test and how to execute your attack simulation. Our penetration testers begin by gaining initial knowledge of your attack surface and infrastructure assets, which reveals a clear path for the engagement.
Experience how your security defenses respond during a simulated cyber attack by an advanced ethical hacker. Our penetration testers will use their expertise and intuition to assess your attack surface and discover any vulnerabilities within your security stance.
After the exploit, our professional writing team will deliver a report that gives insight into any vulnerabilities discovered and expert guidance on how to remediate them. After remediation, our team will retest to assure that you’ve fortified your defenses and attack surface.
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How much does a penetration test cost?
Pricing for a penetration test depends on scoping factors, including business applications, technology platforms, physical locations, and other environment aspects. Pricing will coincide with the amount of time needed for the engagement, as well as how many experts are needed to complete it.
What is application program interfaces (API) penetration testing?
This form of penetration testing simulates real-world attack scenarios on some of the most targeted attack vectors, APIs. The goal of this engagement is to use hacker techniques to discover vulnerabilities within APIs before a bad guy does.
Do you test SOAP or REST APIs?
At KirkpatrickPrice, we offer advanced, realistic testing of both SOAP and REST APIs. We believe APIs are one of the more vulnerable areas of an organization’s environment and use next-level techniques to identify their gaps.
What is the penetration testing process?
During penetration testing, our experts gain initial knowledge by researching an organization’s infrastructure assets. They follow a methodology derived from various sources, including the OSSTMM, Information Systems Audit Standards, CERT/CC, the SANS Institute, NIST, and OWASP. After interpreting the results, they will use manual techniques, human intuition, and years of experience to attack the vulnerabilities found. After the exploitation, our professional writing team will send you a comprehensive report with a narrative explaining the testing techniques, vulnerabilities exposed, and guidance for remediation action steps.
How long does a penetration test take to complete?
Every penetration test is different. Depending on the scope of your environment, time spent testing may vary. The average penetration test takes two to three weeks. The entire engagement including kick off, scoping, access and whitelisting, research, attack, report writing, vulnerability remediation, retest, and final report averages around two to three months.
What do I receive when my penetration test is complete?
After a penetration test, our professional writing team will work with your tester to write a comprehensive report with a narrative explaining the testing techniques, vulnerabilities exposed, and guidance for remediation action steps.
How often does a penetration test need to be performed?
For various auditing frameworks the time frames range from every six months to a year. As cybersecurity experts, we know that security is cyclical and suggest a continuous testing approach to testing. Depending on an organization’s level of security maturity, penetration test recurrence could vary.