VerSprite Cybsercurity Consulting: Penetration Testing & Security Testing VerSprite Cybsercurity Consulting: Penetration Testing & Security Testing

Penetration Testing with VerSprite's BlackOps

Threat Inspired Exploit Testing Against Your Networks, Systems, and Applications

Exploit Testing with VerSprite's BlackOps


Cyber Attackers Are Lurking, Quietly Seeking to Attack Critical Targets

A key goal of testing exploits - whether the pentest is being conducted on embedded systems, web applications, mobile applications, networks, or even against humans - is determining how easy and impactful successful exploits are against target networks, systems, and applications.

Whitehats in today’s infosec world often become more enamored with the hunt rather than improving offensive security tactics and exploit testing techniques. VerSprite's pentesting experts truly understand threat impact or attack viability as part of a broader threat context.

The feasibility of exploitation is what we focus on: solving for the probability variable in a risk analysis of realistic attack patterns. By targeting exposed corporate network nodes, hosted infrastructure, supporting platforms, or pivoting off third party solutions, VerSprite's cybersecurity consultants emulate current and advanced attack patterns in black-box and gray-box testing scenarios.

VerSprite's pentesters simulate cyber-criminal intent around invasion of countermeasures and emulate threat actors quietly seeking to achieve target goals. VerSprite's experts truly capture and understand the cybercriminal aspects in associated threat motives in order to reproduce or mimic attack patterns that support real-life threat motives. VerSprite clients have consistently discovered dramatic differences in their results, findings, and overall approach to how VerSprite executes our manual pentesting / exploiting testing services.

Web Application Penetration Testing

Dynamic analysis of the application and exposed APIs supporting vital client information will be tested to validate the security posture. VerSprite conducts a detailed analysis of the overall application and interfaces, which include the following:

  • Target Evaluation – VerSprite's BlackOps pen testers evaluate and analyze the application for known and unknown security vulnerabilities from the perspective of both an anonymous user and a credentialed user.
  • Review & Execute on Application Threat Model – VerSprite conducts a detailed analysis for technologies, functionality, and data entry points to identify areas in the API that could be potentially flawed and pose a higher level of impact; review overall architecture and evaluate data flows and trust boundaries for the APIs in scope.
  • Threat Based Testing – For each such use case such as anonymous and credentialed user, VerSprite applies a threat model to substantiate the most probable attack patterns and scenarios that the API and associated methods will face.
  • Attacking Application Logic – VerSprite consultants enumerate and locate (e.g., input control through JavaScript) client-side controls in effort to subvert any API logic, as well as identify and attempt to abuse any multistage processes, trust boundaries, and transaction logic.
  • Attacking Access Handling | Anonymous Use Case – VerSprite consultants attempt to gain access through identifying weaknesses in an API’s endpoint authentication logic, including, but not limited to, brute-force techniques, password reset functionality and remember me functionality abuse, or complete authentication bypass using techniques such as SQL injection payload.
  • Attacking Access Handling | Credentialed Use Case – VerSprite consultants use the credential user to evaluate and analyze what use cases could be abused during both anonymous and authenticated sessions, attack and test the API session handling mechanisms, attempt horizontal and vertical privilege escalation, and test the API’s authorization model and implementation; attempt to reach administrative functions that may be supported outside of the Application (i.e. – Platform).
  • Attacking Input Handling – VerSprite uses a variety of manual, and commercial tools to test input related weaknesses in the Application (e.g., the Application will be fuzzed for vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, SQL Injection, and Path Traversal using the OWASP Top 10 as a reference point and attack model).
  • Attacking Web Services – VerSprite consultants use OWASP Top 10 and standard software vulnerabilities for Web Applications Services as a framework for security assurance as a baseline but extending this with more adversarial attack patterns as part of our PASTA threat modeling approach which leverages real threats against similar attack surfaces within a designated industry segment and deployment model.

Mobile App Penetration Testing, Source Code Review, & Threat Modeling

VerSprite's team of experts focus on mobile application decomposition, debugging, static and dynamic analysis of the mobile client application, memory patching, and web API security models. Our objective is to enumerate actions as a malicious actor using grey box and white box penetration testing methods to test mobile client applications (iOS and Android) to establish vulnerabilities, design weaknesses, and technology implementation flaws that could lead to data vulnerabilities or credential compromise.

In addition, our mobile application pentesting methods determine if there are integrity issues within the application itself and/or of the accounts integrated by the application user. Grey and white box testing methods are used to run authenticated tests and static analysis on obtain environment configurations that are exposed or identified through the mobile application testing.

VerSprite's comprehensive mobile app pentesting approach leverages a risk-based threat model that validates authentication and authorization claims in the mobile app as well as identifies weak mobile client design and architecture. VerSprite has authored many mobile application security exploits around various platforms and we leverage this same research, as well as the broader industry research around mobile exploits, to provide the most comprehensive mobile security test suite for your organization's mobile products.

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Desktop Client Software Penetration Testing

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. VerSprite supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite supports as part of its AppSec services: The Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), OWASP's Application Security Verification Standard, and NIST's Standard Publication around Security Testing.

Fat Client Software Penetration Testing

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. VerSprite supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite supports as part of its AppSec services: The Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), OWASP's Application Security Verification Standard, and NIST's Standard Publication around Security Testing.

Client Server Penetration Testing

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. VerSprite supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite supports as part of its AppSec services: The Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), OWASP's Application Security Verification Standard, and NIST's Standard Publication around Security Testing.

ERP Penetration Testing / SAP Security Testing

VerSprite knowledge about the different SAP Layers and how they make up the netweaver framework allows the team to perform a thorough review of the SAP landscape, application servers and clients. Additionally, our recommendations on security best practices for SAP segregation of duties will help you improve your SAP [P]rofiles as well as avoid common pitfalls due to security misconceptions.

VerSprite includes in the scope all the different layers and components within the SAP ecosystem: SAP Network and Web layer as well as lower layers that go from the DB and OS platform where the ERP is running to the different proprietary SAP protocols such as DIAG. The SAP Router and Web Dispatcher are main components within this scope but VerSprite will also help finding security issues also on the Management Console, SAP GW and RFC Dispatcher, SAP ICM and the SAP J2EE HTTP.

IoT Penetration Testing

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. VerSprite supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite supports as part of its AppSec services: The Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), OWASP's Application Security Verification Standard, and NIST's Standard Publication around Security Testing.

Embedded Component Exploit Testing

With this type of approach, VerSprite attempts to simulate an attack by a threat that would have little to no insight into the environment or application architecture.

Network Penetration Testing

Demonstrating Viability of Attacks

The feasibility of exploitation is what we focus on: solving for the probability variable in a risk analysis of realistic attack patterns. Targeting exposed corporate network nodes, hosted infrastructure, supporting platforms, or pivoting off third party solutions – we aim to emulate current and advanced attack patterns in both black box and gray box scenarios.

Testing Production Environments

If you are in the energy sector or do not have a staging or mirrored production environment, you may have concerns about uptime when performing network security tests. VerSprite has an approach that focuses on testing these environments with greater precision based upon a network threat model where we first understand current network usage patterns and SLAs for uptime prior to testing. Special testing windows can also be performed for these types of environments where a higher level of precision and care is needed for security testing.

Let us show you how a threat model pen test can make a vast difference in both testing and in messaging of risks.

Application Security Testing

Application Security Testing

Ever wonder which top ten list cybercriminals are reviewing to attack your flagship application next? Neither are we. Yet Fortune 50s are still subscribing to products that use these lists to evaluate their apps. Get to know a more evolved mantra around AppSec testing led by application threat models. We build custom attack patterns that map to application use cases as part of manual exploitation exercises against any application types. From mainframe supported systems to traditional client-server applications, our versatile approach feeds a risk-centric threat model that inspires a greater understanding of what is at stake.

Expertise in Testing Varied Application Models

VerSprite tests various application types as part of its overall suite of pen testing services. We can help identify security risks that may go undiscovered if not properly tested in client software, mainframe, web applications, fat clients, embedded software, and more. Regardless of what language your application is written in, VerSprite has a breadth of coverage in penetration testing to ensure that we can emulate attack scenarios for any type of application. Our consistent focus is to test exploitation possibilities for discovered vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your application model. For more information, please drop us a line.

Dynamic Application Security Testing

When people think of DAST, they think of tools that run scripted security checks. Many don’t realize that DAST testing efforts can come through humans that can manually code evolved application scripts that seek to abuse application use cases. VerSprite’s AppSec teams are going to be able to manually write better, more up to date payloads for your application compared to your enterprise scanner whose signatures are more dated. Come discover how VerSprite can marry both automation with niche manual dynamic analysis via its AppSec DAST services. Now offered as both a managed service as well as time boxed engagements.

Static Application Security Testing

Much like automated DAST solutions, false positives are produced with static analysis of source code reviews, particularly when pure automation is involved. For any given application where thousands (if not millions) of lines of code are ingested into a solution, many developers begin to receive an endless list of findings that are often riddled with the following:

1. False positives that consume developers time

2. Security findings devoid of any threat context

3. Static findings that are devoid of supportive dynamic results

Discover how VerSprite can build a managed or time boxed SAST solution for you that addresses the above via a hybrid SAST/ DAST model and one that is guided by an application threat model – in order to focus on the most impactful security weaknesses in your application.

SAP Security Testing

VerSprite knowledge about the different SAP Layers and how they make up the netweaver framework allows the team to perform a thorough review of the SAP landscape, Application Servers and Clients. Additionally, our recommendations on security best practices for SAP Segregation of Duties will help you improve your SAP Profiles as well as avoid common pitfalls due to security misconceptions.

VerSprite includes in the scope all the different layers and components within the SAP ecosystem: SAP Network and Web layer as well as lower layers that go from the DB and OS platform where the ERP is running to the different proprietary SAP protocols such as DIAG. The SAP Router and Web Dispatcher are main components within this scope but VerSprite will also help finding security issues also on the Management Console, SAP GW and RFC Dispatcher, SAP ICM and the SAP J2EE HTTP.

Approach & Methodology

VerSprite's pen testers emulate cyber-criminal intent around invasion of countermeasures and quietly seeking to achieve target goals. As a group we feel that we truly capture and understand the cybercriminal aspects in associated threat motives in order to emulate attack patterns that support real-life threat motives. Clients have consistently discovered dramatic differences in results, findings, and overall approach to how we do manual penetration testing efforts.

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. As a group, VerSprite’s AppSec group supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite’s AppSec supports as part of its AppSec services:

Penetration Testing Approach & Methodology

Beyond our passion that fuels our desire to emulate cyber related attacks, we also leverage and are proficient with reputable frameworks around penetration testing. VerSprite supports and interfaces with global organizations that seek to improve this misapplied and misunderstood practice that is penetration testing. The following are global standards that VerSprite supports as part of its AppSec services: The Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), OWASP's Application Security Verification Standard, and NIST's Standard Publication around Security Testing.

Network Penetration Testing: Demonstrating Viability of Attacks

The feasibility of exploitation is what we focus on: solving for the probability variable in a risk analysis of realistic attack patterns. Targeting exposed corporate network nodes, hosted infrastructure, supporting platforms, or pivoting off third party solutions – we aim to emulate current and advanced attack patterns in both black box and gray box scenarios.

Testing Production Environments

If you are in the energy sector or do not have a staging or mirrored production environment, you may have concerns about uptime when performing network security tests. VerSprite has an approach that focuses on testing these environments with greater precision based upon a network threat model where we first understand current network usage patterns and SLAs for uptime prior to testing. Special testing windows can also be performed for these types of environments where a higher level of precision and care is needed for security testing. Let us show you how a threat model pen test can make a vast difference in both testing and in messaging of risks.

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