Companies depend on web apps to handle their most sensitive information. With the growing complexity inherent in these applications comes unforeseen security flaws and room for simple human error. This risk increases as web applications become more interconnected through the linking of APIs.
Bespoke web applications are designed to provide access to information. Validating if that access is used as planned requires special application testing methodology. As all bespoke applications are unique, application penetration testing is performed to identify flaws in the source code that attackers may leverage to gain unauthorized access.
Performing web application testing is one of the most important steps in ensuring that the code is secure and customers’ data are protected.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was introduced to provide sufficient level of security when it comes to handling bankcard information and to protect cardholder data. Among other criteria, penetration testing is also officially incorporated in the process.