Mobile App Penetration Testing

STay ahead of:

Mobile Security Threats

As our reliance on smartphones continues to grow, mobile applications have become an essential part of our daily lives. However, the large amount of highly sensitive data they process means that they are commonly targeted by malicious hackers.

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Validate Your Defenses

When developing mobile applications, it’s essential to test for vulnerabilities throughout the development process – not just when the app is finalised.

 When penetration testing is included in the app development process, vulnerabilities can be identified early on, allowing developers to find a solution before the app is completed. This reduces development costs while also ensuring the final product is not vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Gridware aims to identify and address vulnerabilities in your mobile applications, both iOS and Android, that may result in the compromise of assets and data. 

To ensure maximum coverage, we take a combined approach to mobile app testing that includes both manual inspection and automated scanning.

Secure your mobile apps with gridware

In an increasingly digitised Australia, businesses are looking for methods to strengthen their cyber resilience without breaking the bank. This is where Gridware comes in. Our talented team of penetration testers in Sydney and Melbourne will collaborate with you to address a wide range of threat vectors. In doing so, Gridware is able to effectively reduce your security vulnerabilities while remaining cost effective.

What are the benefits of using our mobile app penetration testing services?

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Why Gridware Are Leading Penetration Testing Experts

Experience

We are recognised experts having successfully delivered major cyber security programs locally.

Industry

We have deep local and global knowledge of the cyber security issues and developments.

Risk Approach

We believe cyber security is no longer an IT issue, and we have exceptional experience in tackling risk and compliance issues.

Balance

Our services won’t break the budget, and you’ll still receive world-class advice.

Our Approach To Mobile App Penetration Testing:

Gridware’s CREST-accredited penetration testing services are intended to detect and exploit security flaws in infrastructure, systems, and applications. All of our assessments, including Mobile Application Testing, are designed to identify hidden security concerns and provide the support and information required to address them.

PHASE 1

A brief meeting with the client to review and acknowledge the penetration testing rules of engagement, confirm project scope and timeframe, specify particular testing objectives, and document any testing limits or restrictions.

PHASE 2

With reference to the information identified in the initial phase, Gridware’s penetration testers assess the client’s mobile application for potential vulnerabilities from the perspective of a threat actor.

PHASE 3

Gridware’s penetration testers assess against the security guidelines and practices found in OWASP Top 10 Mobile Risks. Our team searches to identify security weaknesses, weak server side controls, attack vectors. Technical impacts at the application layer are analysed with the APK and IPA files of your mobile application.

PHASE 4

The penetration test results are collated and intricately analysed into a report that describes the approach and outlines any privilege escalation vulnerabilities, insider risks and threats to application security.

PHASE 5

Gridware’s expert recommendations are organised by their risk factor and coupled with easy-to-understand requirements for you and your stakeholders to apply efficiently.

PHASE 6

After confirmation that your organisation has implemented Gridware’s recommendations, a re-verification test will be conducted to ensure that all changes have been made correctly and no subsequent issues have arisen.

Mobile App Penetration Testing (FAQs)

Mobile app penetration testing services are intended to detect and exploit security flaws in infrastructure, systems, and applications. After vulnerabilities are identified and categorised by risk factor, Gridware will provide expert recommendations to improve the security of your application. To ensure all changes were made correctly, Gridware will perform re-verification testing to confirm complete security.

Gridware aims to help you identify and address vulnerabilities in your mobile applications, both iOS and Android, that may lead to assets and data being compromised. Our approach to mobile app testing is to take a combined approach that utilises both manual inspection as well as automated scanning to ensure maximum coverage.

Common security risks for mobile applications are as follows:

  • Poor authorisation and authentication
  • insecure data storage
  • weak server-side controls
  • Broken cryptography
  • Improper session handling
  • API vulnerabilities
  • Insufficient transport layer protection
  • Client-side injection
  • Security decisions made by untrusted inputs

 In our experience, most companies looking to undertake mobile app penetration testing can require between 3-5 days of testing to complete. There are other factors to consider that affect the price, including any regulatory or legal requirements affecting your industry.

Generally, mobile app penetration testing is completed within 3-5 days.

Mobile application penetration testing should be performed by an external provider to guarantee that there is no bias in the assessment. Gridware’s penetration test is done separately from the company by CREST-accredited experts who are up to date on vulnerabilities and are familiar with both international and industry standards.

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