In today’s technology-first world, businesses need to make sure their digital assets are adequately protected against attacks. In many cases, Internet-facing applications have become a primary target for attackers. Applications, when not properly hardened and tested, can provide access to sensitive data or even permit full compromise of the underlying operating system.
However, due to the increasing complexity of the application landscape, many businesses have trouble determining where to start when it comes to improving application security. Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is a “limited knowledge,” meaning no access to source code, testing method used by LBMC Information Security to evaluate the security of a specific application in its running state by searching for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker and then providing recommendations for mitigating the identified security issues as well as their “root cause.”
To help determine if an application security assessment of this nature is appropriate for your needs, here’s an overview of important areas to consider when it comes to application security assessments.