Agile Development Testing

Flexible testing to provide cybersecurity assurances throughout the development lifecycle

What is agile development testing?

Traditional penetration testing typically takes place at the end of the development lifecycle, prior to go-live, ensuring that no major security flaws are present. This approach certainly has its place, and we would always recommend testing whole applications and systems annually.

However, in today’s fast-moving DevOps world, this approach should be complemented with flexible, less time-consuming and more ad-hoc testing. Testing that fits with the agile development methodology.

In these cases, clients don’t want a full penetration test of their entire application. Rather, they want to spend a short amount of time looking at a particular update, or a new feature of the application, delivering findings quickly via a ticketing system, or even over a Slack channel.

Our agile development penetration testing service has been designed to meet these flexible needs.

Benefits of agile penetration testing:

Flexible to your requirements

Focus on specific features/functionality

Add value throughout the development lifecycle

Provide ongoing cybersecurity assurances

Agile testing - what we review

Our agile testing methodology will be tailored to each engagement and will be based on your requirements. Whilst every engagement is different, examples of what we review include:

Security configuration & authentication

Application functionality, technology & data flow

Susceptibility to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), SQL & other injection attacks

Data transfer security, password and sensitive data storage

Logic flaws such as access control & broken authorisation

Testing against OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities

Agile penetration test process

Every web application penetration test goes through a rigorous process to ensure you get the best possible results. Below we outline the key stages our testing goes through:

1. Understanding your test requirements

No two organisations, or projects, are the same. We work with you to gain an in-depth knowledge of your needs and a detailed understanding of the application under investigation, before putting forward a bespoke proposal of work.

2. Expert led, manual testing

Our application testing services are conducted manually by our expert consultants and are designed to fully challenge your cybersecurity measures. All our consultants are directly employed by us, meaning we ensure the highest quality of service.

3. Reporting, tailored to your needs

Reporting isn’t just a piece of paper, it’s a process. Our reporting process can be tailored to suit your needs, providing you with timely, relevant, and detailed information, not just on our findings but also our expert remediation advice.

4. Post-test support & documentation

Our job doesn't finish on the delivery of a test report. We make our security consultants available after the test to provide remediation support and can provide fix checks, as well as additional documentation where necessary.

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