Mobile Application Security Testing
Mobile technology has grown exponentially and witnessed a massive rise in the user-base over the last few years. Mobile applications store and process a spectrum of critical information ranging from credit card data, Intellectual property to medical records. This sensitive information can easily be targeted by malicious attackers. Research suggests that there are nearly 12 million mobile devices in use with active vulnerabilities!
With blurring lines between secure and exposed data, there is a need to have a greater and agiler security infrastructure. Mobile Application Security Testing evaluates an application and its security along with a vast pool of mobile applications threat vectors to identify inherent vulnerabilities while ensuring a secure state of the application in use.
How SISA Can Help?
SISA has strong capabilities in mobile app testing domain. SISA evaluates mobile applications against OWASP Mobile top 10 combined with in-house developed testing methodologies developed by our learned experts over time. We evaluate inherent vulnerabilities, back-end services, encryption technologies, secure transmission, source code review, data leakage to name a few.
SISA’s mobile application security tests ensure that best practices are followed. We evaluate both server side and client side. We have expertise in both Android and iOS platform. We conduct both static and dynamic analysis.
Our client side activities include: app de-compilation, validating certificates and signatures, checking cryptography, checking handling of sensitive information and checking for unintentional data transmission. Our server-side activities comprise of checking server configuration errors, finding loopholes in server code or scripts, testing for known vulnerabilities and reducing the probability of hacker attacks.
During static analysis our expert reverse engineer your app to extract the source code. Then they conduct extensive source code analysis based on CERT secure coding standards and identify any vulnerabilities. During dynamic analysis, we install your app on actual devices and conduct test attacks to test the security of your app.
Static tests help evaluate application at rest. They help us identify vulnerabilities associated with how code runs on devices, data flow, buffer handling, etc. With the help of dynamic testing tools, we can observe the behaviour of the app on actual devices to identify potential issues.
Our comprehensive testing may reveal gaps such as vulnerability to attacks, insecure use of cryptography, improper session management, unauthorized access, SQL/Command injection, server misconfigurations, backdoor and debug options, insecure passwords, sensitive information leaks etc.
Once the comprehensive testing is done, we provide a final report that details out any security or service problems discovered, along with proposed solutions to close the gaps and improve application security.
Why work with SISA?
SISA is a global leader in payment security, audit and testing solutions. Having served 2,000+ clients across domains, industries and geographies, we bring in depth and breadth of expertise that helps you secure your infrastructure. Some of the highlights of our capabilities are:
- Advanced Application Testing Infrastructure: We have a sophisticated mobile application security testing environment, coupled with our security expertise. This helps us deliver world-class app security solutions to our clients.
- Multi-platform solutions: With our in-house developed testing methodology, we have solutions for all major form factors and applications across mobile technology.
- End-to-end support: Our team brings in strong expertise coupled with years of experience in the information security industry. We handhold you from design phase to release testing, incorporating proactive security at every stage of the software development lifecycle.
- Source code review capabilities: SISA with over the years of expertise on source code review will assist you in identifying coding errors, design flaws, logic glitches at early stages, preventing re-work.
As companies compete with each other to attract and retain customers through more and more user-friendly mobile applications and mobile solutions, the need for providing secure access has become extremely important. This can be accomplished by deploying robust and scalable mobile application security testing solutions that discover malicious and risky actions in your mobile applications, keeping your business and customers secure against attacks.
Talk to a mobile application security specialist to secure your critical mobile applications.