Web Application Penetration Testing

Hunting Vulnerabilities

Pentest methodology

Web Application Penetration Testing: Critical for Secure Applications

White Knight Labs is an industry leader in web application penetration testing, identifying vulnerabilities in a range of programming languages and different environments. From testing webapps that consume HIPAA data to crytpo trading platforms, our security experts have helped secure data in every sector.

Our engineers have experience on offensive cyber teams for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA – an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security), testing hundreds of web applications across America’s critical infrastructure.

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Hunting Vulnerabilities in Webapps and APIs

Web applications are becoming increasingly relevant. Millions of people depend on web apps to handle their health information, banking information, and location data. With this growing complexity, the attack surface grows exponentially due to security flaws and human error. This risk increases as web applications become more interconnected through the linking of APIs. Security researchers find new methods of abusing these applications everyday.

By hiring a knowledgeable team of web app penetration testers to assess your application, you will be made aware of critical vulnerabilties that could lead to compromised applications and subsequent data breaches. This provides you with the foresight needed to fortify your web application and keep your most sensitive assets where they belong. Our job is to keep your business out of the headlines due to a breach.

Manual vs. automated Application Testing

Automated scanners fail to pick up on more subtle security flaws. An experienced assessor will understand the context of the application and may figure out how to abuse its logic. Many of these vulnerabilities are simply not picked up by automated tools.

The expert security engineers of White Knight Labs often make use of vulnerability scanners in the preliminary phases of an application security test, though it is only in the beginning. With a greater understanding of the application’s context, we can provide assessments that are more relevant to your user-base and individual security needs.

Our Network Pentest Methodology

White Knight Labs excels at operating under a structured, repeatable methodology. We stress this concept in every engagement to ensure our findings are reliable, reproduceable, and of excellent quality. As such, our vulnerability assessments can always be verified by your team, both before and after remediation. To get these results, we adhere to the following steps:

1 – Network Scope

Effective communication with the client organization is emphasized here to create an operating environment comfortable to both parties. During this phase, we accomplish all of the following:

2 – Information Gathering

White Knight Labs ’ pentester collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The gathered data will help us to understand the operating conditions of the organization, which allows us to assess risk accurately as the engagement progresses. Targeted intelligence might include

3 – Enumeration and Vulnerability Scanning

In this phase, we utilize a variety of automated tools and scripts among other methods of advanced information gathering. We also take the time to closely examine all possible attack vectors. In the next stage, this gathering and planning will be the basis for our exploitation attempts.


4 – Attack and Penetration

After careful preparation, focus turns to exploiting the discovered network vulnerabilities. White Knight engineers begin working to prove the existence of conceptual attack vectors while preserving the integrity of the network. At this point in the engagement, we begin the following tasks:

5 – Reporting and Documentation

Reporting is critical to the success of the assessment, as it provides the lasting documentation to share with management and vendors. Each report is customized to the specific scope of the assessment and risk based on the individual organization. The reports are intuitive to read, but thorough in the findings. In addition, each vulnerability includes a detailed remediation strategy. Some of the elements that you will find in our reports include:

6 – Remediation Testing

As an additional service, White Knight Labs will revisit an assessment after an organization has had some time to patch vulnerabilities. We will retrace our steps from the engagement to ensure changes were implemented properly. Our engineers will also search for new vulnerabilities associated with the updates, such as misconfigurations in the network or flaws in a new software implementation. At this point, we will update our previous assessment to reflect the new state of the system.

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At White Knight Labs, our risk reduction strategy melds unparalleled technical acumen with a client-focused approach to deliver targeted, cost-effective, and accessible solutions that fortify your organization against the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape.

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At White Knight Labs, we leverage our cybersecurity expertise to safeguard your business integrity, ensuring you operate securely, confidently, and build trust in an interconnected digital world.

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At White Knight Labs, we deploy cutting-edge cybersecurity measures and personalized strategies to offer unwavering data protection, reinforcing our commitment to preserving your company’s invaluable digital assets.

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