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Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Identify vulnerabilities in your mobile applications with CREST-approved penetration testing.

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Best Cyber Security Company 2021

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Best Cyber Security Company 2022

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What is mobile app penetration testing?

Mobile application penetration testing finds vulnerabilities within applications built primarily for Android and iOS devices. Our experienced technical consultants use their deep understanding of the tactics, techniques and tools malicious actors employ to conduct simulated attacks against your mobile applications.

An attack or data breach caused by a compromised app has the potential to inflict significant financial, reputational and operational damage to your organisation. We can assess the security controls in place through the lens of a malicious actor. We can also pinpoint the attack vectors that could be utilised to compromise your mobile app.

Why do you need a mobile application pentest?

Organisations increasingly rely on mobile applications to provide essential services and conduct business operations. This reliance creates a new attack surface for cyber criminals. A well-designed and executed mobile application pentest can help your organisation reduce its risk of a data breach or other cyber attack.

Mobile applications are complex systems that often integrate with other systems, such as APIs. This complexity can make it challenging to find all potential security vulnerabilities. Conducting a mobile application pentest is an essential part of any comprehensive cyber security strategy.

By assessing the security of your app, you can help protect your organisation from potentially devastating data breaches and malicious attacks.

A mobile app pentest can also help you assess the effectiveness of your app’s security controls and identify any areas needing improvement.

By finding security vulnerabilities in your app, you can take steps to fix them before an attacker has a chance to exploit them.

Penetration test reporting

To maximise the value gained from a penetration test, it is essential to act upon the vulnerabilities identified during an engagement. Our penetration testing service provides a detailed technical report to assist you in making these important improvements.

Our technical penetration testing reports include:

  • A succinct Management Summary with key statistical information
  • A Technical Summary covering the most important considerations
  • Full technical details of every vulnerability discovered, including the assessed impact
  • Clear vulnerability weightings to aid in prioritising remediation
  • Detailed and practical guidance for technical remediation of each vulnerability

We understand that technical reports can be difficult to consume, so ours is tailored heavily on feedback from our valued customers. Furthermore, our consultants are always available to discuss questions you may have once you have received the report.

Types of penetration testing

As well as mobile app pentests, our team provides the following penetration testing services:

Our network and infrastructure penetration testing investigates your internal and external networks and systems for vulnerabilities. It simulates exploitation safely to show the potential impact. We have extensive knowledge of Windows and Unix environments.

Assesses your web applications and supporting components, such as APIs, for security vulnerabilities that may be exploited to compromise your application data and/or users. We use similar tools and techniques to legitimate threat actors.

Attempts to find misconfigurations that may expose your cloud systems and data to a malicious actor. It’s performed against environments hosted by a cloud service provider, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Find out more about our full range of penetration testing services, providing a comprehensive portfolio of testing solutions for your IT systems, websites, applications and cloud infrastructure.

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Why choose Sentrium?

Our experienced and CREST-certified penetration testing team ensures we offer the required level of expertise to provide an accurate and comprehensive mobile application penetration testing service.

Our consultants will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate testing and clarify any questions you may have.

Our communication-focused client-first approach ensures that our consultants are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. We pride ourselves on establishing and building strong and collaborative long-term relationships with our clients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile app pentesting is designed to assess the configuration of mobile apps across iOS, Android and Windows, including those using mobile development frameworks such as React Native, Flutter and Xamarin. It can find cyber security vulnerabilities that may allow unauthorised access to sensitive information. Our security experts use the latest techniques and tools to simulate attacks performed by malicious actors to identify security vulnerabilities in your mobile apps.

Once the scope and testing limitations have been agreed upon, our CREST-accredited penetration testers will gather information about the target application or API, following the methodology defined within the OWASP mobile security testing guide., Through this, they’ll find areas of the application to target and exploit.

Our highly skilled CREST-registered penetration testers perform mobile app penetration testing. They simulate attacks using the same tools and techniques used by malicious adversaries.

This depends on the agreed-upon scope of the pentest. Factors include the size of the application under review and whether it’s performed as a white-box or black-box assessment.

This depends on the size of scope and how many days it will take to complete the penetration testing. Contact us for a quote where we can help you with any requirements or questions you may have about your mobile application.

CREST is an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing and supporting the technical information security market. Companies can choose to become a CREST member and apply for CREST-accredited services. The application requires a rigorous assessment of members’ processes, data security and service methodologies to ensure they’re executed to best practice standards.

Yes! Sentrium is a CREST-approved penetration testing provider. We’re proud to provide services that achieve CREST’s extremely high standard of quality and professionalism, which is recognised internationally

Working with a CREST-approved penetration testing provider ensures you’re in safe and experienced hands. You should have the confidence that your penetration test is thorough and comprehensive. Your provider must conduct a technically accurate test that covers the required scope of your IT controls to ensure your primary security concerns are assessed.

The pentester(s) assigned to the project will compile a detailed report containing the identified vulnerabilities, what risk(s) they pose and recommendations on how to remediate them. Once the report has been delivered, our team will be available for a conference call to discuss the report in detail and answer any questions you may have.

Our clients

Adam and James have been great to work with. Very clear communication from start to finish making the process very easy to complete whilst taking the time to understand our needs and queries.

Director, Software as a Service (SaaS) Company

Sentrium has been incredibly helpful in reviewing and improving our cyber security efforts! Working with Adam has been a breeze from the start, as he always makes sure to keep in mind our budget and understanding of the subject matter. For us, cyber security went from being an enigma to something we can actually tackle with confidence!

Project Manager, Charity Sector

I’ve been impressed with the speed and quality of the services provided by Sentrium. Great communication and engagement with the team, and a very professional and flexible approach throughout. I’ll certainly be looking to use Sentrium again in the future!

Head of Technology Risk & Security, Financial Services

Common mobile application vulnerabilities

Mobile app pentesting can identify and address common vulnerabilities before cyber criminals exploit them. This helps protect your applications, users and customers against malicious attacks, data theft and other cyber threats.

Our expert mobile application pentesting team will identify and exploit vulnerabilities, including those listed in the OWASP Mobile Security Testing Guide and those we regularly encounter during mobile application penetration tests. These include:

Protecting sensitive data such as financial information, customer details and user credentials is essential. If your app uses storage features incorrectly, it could expose sensitive data to apps running on the same device. We can help find and close any security gaps.

Mobile devices are lost or stolen more easily than larger devices. This makes it easier for malicious actors to gain access to the device to retrieve its data. We can ensure your apps are protected with proper security measures to minimise this risk.

Mobile devices regularly connect to public or shared Wi-Fi networks that potentially malicious clients could exploit. We can help support the integrity and confidentiality of information exchanged between the app and the remote service endpoints.

Insecure or poorly implemented mobile authentication can allow malicious actors to bypass controls or gain access using default login credentials. We can find any issues and help protect your mobile apps with robust authentication methods.

Mobile operating systems differ from desktop architectures. They are platform-specific and implement app permission systems that regulate access to specific APIs. If the APIs are poorly implemented or misused, functionality or sensitive data might be unintentionally exposed to other apps running on the device. We can help find any conflicts and ensure your apps function as they should.

Poor quality coding can create vulnerabilities in your mobile apps, making them easier for hackers to spot and exploit. We can perform static code analysis to identify any weaknesses and advise on better coding practices to improve the quality of the code.

Skilled hackers can reverse engineer applications and analyse and change code to inject malicious functionality. We use professional debugging tools to run the app from an attacker’s perspective. This enables us to find weaknesses and provide recommendations to protect the app from decompiling and tampering with the code.

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