Mobile Application Testing
Comprehensive penetration testing that identifies
design defects, vulnerabilities, and security
weaknesses in mobile applications.
Protect your mobile business and mobile applications from cyber threats with advanced mobile security testing.
MOBILE APPLICATION SECURITY:
A HYBRID APPROACH
Throughout the mobile application penetration testing process, automated, as well as comprehensive manual testing, will be used to identify all application and business-logic related vulnerabilities. At MainNerve, all of our security tests go beyond national standards such as NIST, and come with a detailed final report that includes an executive summary, a listing of risk ratings, remediation recommendations, and more
IDENTIFY MOBILE APP VULNERABILITIES AND EXPOSURES
MainNerve mobile application penetration testing is designed to test your mobile applications and uncover potential exposures and vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a hacker. Our expert mobile application testing simulates the attacks of a real-world hacker; and includes specialized vulnerability assessments, automated scans, and manual techniques, that all work together to reduce false positives and keep you one step ahead of hackers.
Test your mobile application against:
Insecure Data Storage
Poor Authentication & Authorization
Data Flow Issues
Improper Session Handling
Deficient Transport Layer Protection
THE MAINNERVE PROCESS
MainNerve’s mobile application security testing is designed to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploiting using applications on mobile phones. MainNerve utilizes a highly-manual approach to discovering contextual security vulnerabilities that are specific to mobile applications. Help your mobile apps excel in the market with a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manually identify critical mobile application vulnerabilities… and realize a resilient mobile app that can withstand sophisticated cyber threats.
UNDERSTANDING THE APPLICATION
The understanding phase of the mobile application testing process is vital to the success of the test. It is very important that the security testing team fully understands each of the features/functions in the application. The team does this by browsing through the application, going through the user manuals or if required a walkthrough of the application along with the application owner or developers. We work with you to ensure we are fully aware of its aims, functions, etc.
CREATING A THREAT PROFILE/TEST PLAN
MainNerve mobile application penetration tests focus on the goals of your adversary, namely what they want to achieve. The Threat Profile comprises a list of all the threats we have identified and becomes the starting point for our subsequent tests. We share this with you and ask for your feedback, in particular to ensure that we have not overlooked anything, nor exaggerated a threat. The final threat profile is then used to drive the test plan. This begins by mapping each threat in the threat profile to specific pages on your site. For example, the threat of an adversary can steal user credentials stored on the mobile. The test plan then identifies all the attacks MainNerve needs to carry out to assess each specific threat. For example, the MainNerve security engineer might navigate to the application directory and study the preferences file, xml file, plist file, or SQLite databases.
MANUAL AND AUTOMATED TESTING
Once the test plan and test cases are prepared and approved by a senior member of the team, the mobile app testing phase begins. This will comprise a combination of manual and automated checks and will adhere to the test plan. During the course of testing the security engineer may identify additional tests or attacks to perform, in which case he updates the test plan and performs the subsequent new tests. The test plan forms the basis of the testing. The team takes up the threats one by one and starts performing the tests. If a test case is successful it is marked as unsafe in the test plan.
At MainNerve, we consider the final phase of the mobile application penetration testing process, reporting, to be the most crucial and instrumental step. And we take great care to demonstrate the value of the test and our findings. During this phase, a final report is prepared… detailing all the vulnerabilities found in the mobile application, including their respective solutions. The report is sent to the client after it has been reviewed internally.
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