BlueSteel is a compliance consulting firm that leverages deep system, data and application expertise to build sustainable cybersecurity solutions.
The firm’s cybersecurity services protect sensitive data against both current and future threats while allowing organizations to achieve compliance certification so they can grow revenue.
Application Security & Penetration Services
Application security is essential for any organization that creates applications to store or process sensitive information. Developers need to consider the potential threats and design their application with security in mind. All code must be written securely, tested thoroughly, and monitored continuously. It is also important to use secure protocols and encryption techniques when creating connections between the application and other systems or databases.
When deploying an app, it’s imperative to make sure it follows industry guidelines and standards like OWASP Top 10 or SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls. These standards provide procedures for protecting data that are accepted throughout the industry as best practices for application security. Once deployed, organizations should regularly review their applications for any security vulnerabilities so they can be addressed before malicious actors have a chance to exploit them. Lastly, organizations should use monitoring and analytics tools to detect suspicious activity and respond quickly if a security incident occurs.
By taking the necessary steps in developing and deploying secure applications, organizations can provide their users with an added layer of protection against malicious attacks. Application security is an essential component of any organization’s overall cybersecurity strategy. It requires careful consideration throughout the entire lifecycle of the application, from design to deployment, to ensure that users remain protected at all times. With proper planning, organizations can help protect their data while also providing their users with a reliable and secure experience.
Good application security also involves a continuous process of monitoring, assessing, and updating to identify weaknesses that may exist. This could involve solutions such as:
Application Penetration Testing
Our Penetration Testing Services team will design and carry out tests that reflect the tactics, techniques, and procedures of an attack in a realistic environment. Our penetration testing service combines the OSSTMM, PTES and OWASP frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to penetration testing. Our methodology focuses on identifying the most common types of vulnerabilities that can lead to data breaches and other malicious attacks. We utilize industry-standard tools, techniques, and best practices to assess your web application from both an external and internal perspective. Additionally, as part of our assessment process, we will also check for misconfigurations in the underlying operating system or software components which could be exploited by attackers. This helps us identify potential weaknesses before they are exploited. Ultimately, our goal is to help you secure your systems and protect against malicious threats. We’ll provide you with detailed reports on our findings and give you actionable advice on what steps to take to mitigate the risk of these threats.
Our testing methods include:
- Web Application Internal and External Testing
- API Internal and External Testing
- Mobile Application Internal and External Testing
Application Security Testing (SAST & DAST)
Application security testing (AST) is a critical component of any organization’s security program. It helps organizations identify and mitigate risks associated with the development, implementation, and maintenance of applications. AST techniques allow organizations to detect vulnerabilities in their source code before malicious actors can exploit them. This enables organizations to protect their digital resources from attack and discover potential issues as soon as possible in order to minimize losses or damage.
Common techniques we use are:
- Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
- Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST)
- Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)
- Mobile Application Security Testing (MAST)
- Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
- Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)
Continuous Security Monitoring (DevSecOps)
Implementing DevSecOps requires an entirely new approach to how organizations interact with their security services. Security must be treated as a shared responsibility between development, operations, and security teams. This means that both teams need to understand the threats they may face, and how best to safeguard against them.
In order to ensure successful DevSecOps implementation, our Continuous Security Monitoring solution focuses not only on technology but also on the people and processes involved. Prioritizing business risks alongside security will help ensure that any vulnerabilities are identified and addressed quickly. In addition, organizations should look into automation tools which can increase security without hindering development speed or agility.
Finally, organizations must ensure their security measures keep up with changing technologies and threats by continually reviewing them for effectiveness. Doing this can help to ensure that applications remain secure and data remains protected.
This is why application security is often viewed as an ongoing process that requires regular maintenance and updates. By proactively identifying, mitigating, and responding to any threats or vulnerabilities in a timely fashion, organizations can prevent their applications from becoming targets for malicious actors. Furthermore, strong application security practices can also provide peace of mind knowing that all areas of the business are adequately protected against cyber attacks.