Dynamic Application Security Testing – DAST

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Dynamic Application Security Testing

DAST testing solution that helps to find vulnerabilities in web applications running in production. It essentially uses the same techniques that an attacker would use to find potential weaknesses. DAST is the most used scanning method to evaluate the whole application and systems.

Cyber Legion is a next gen of Vulnerability identification and data Orchestration system to provided continuity and Professional services to all our clients & staff.

Cyber Legion’s professional analysts helps developers, engineers and business stakeholders to understand their security flaws, their impact and provide valuable support to the teams till a complete remediation and root cause understanding. 

Dynamic Security Testing

Automated dynamic application security testing. As we know, the concept behind DAST is that it mimics a real attack. The DAST scanner simulates this by “crawling” the web application you’re looking at. A crawler is a type of bot that can automatically visit and log each page of a web application. Armed with this knowledge, it can then create a map. 

DAST automated scanner is capable of detecting a long list of security vulnerabilities – many instances of which wouldn’t be reported by conventional DAST alone. 

Where an organization manages many web applications, or where developers are using a DevSecOps approach, automated DAST scanning will often be carried out continuously. 

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DAST Scan Findings

How Does DAST Work?

DAST works by implementing automated scans that simulate malicious external attacks on an application to identify outcomes that are not part of an expected result set. One example of this is injecting malicious data to uncover common injection flaws. DAST tests all HTTP and HTML access points and also emulates random actions and user behaviours to find vulnerabilities. 

Because DAST has no access to an application’s source code, it detects security vulnerabilities by attacking the application externally. DAST does not look at code, so it can not point testers to specific lines of code when vulnerabilities are found.

Security experts are heavily relied upon when implementing DAST solutions. For DAST to be useful, security experts often need to write tests or fine-tune the tool. This requires a solid understanding of how the application they are testing works as well as how it is used. Security experts also must have a strong knowledge of web servers, application servers, databases, access control lists, application traffic flow, and more to effectively administer DAST.

Though they may sound similar, DAST differs from penetration testing (or pen testing) in several important ways. DAST offers systematic testing focused on the application in a running state. Pen testing, on the other hand, uses common hacking techniques with the owner’s permission and attempts to exploit vulnerabilities beyond just the application, including firewalls, ports, routers, and servers.

DAST is extremely good at finding externally visible issues and vulnerabilities. This includes a number of security risks from OWASP’s top ten, such as cross-site scriptinginjection errors like SQL injection or command injectionpath traversal, and insecure server configuration.

One of DAST’s advantages is its ability to identify runtime problems, which is something SAST can’t do in its static state. DAST is excellent at finding server configuration and authentication problems, as well as flaws that are only visible when a known user logs in.

A dynamic analysis security testing tool, or a DAST test, is an application security solution that can help to find certain vulnerabilities in web applications while they are running in production.

With Cyber Legion services you can achieve all your security goals in one platform. Vulnerability Scanning and Management combined in one unified view. Live events for all security findings and vulnerability management results with bug tracking, Risk dashboards, Ticketing systems etc.

 DAST Scanning Service Features

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 Unlimited Cyber Legion CSaaS Platform access

 Black, Grey or White Box Vulnerability Scanning

 Scheduled Security testing service – Work Request Button whenever you want

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 Manual Review & Automated Security Testing & Risk Validation 

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 Business Logic & Technical Vulnerability Testing

 Detailed Vulnerability Findings Evidence

 Security Frameworks Checklists OWASP, SANS etc

Threat Intelligence

 Custom Checklists

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 Full Support & References for Remediation

 Collaboration & Integration with ticketing, bug trackers etc

 Unlimited Analysis, Tracking & Reporting

 Live Events & Alerting emails 

 Retesting of discovered issues – unlimited

 On-Demand and Custom Offering that Best Suits your Organization’s needs.

 

The major benefit of DAST scanning/tools is the ability for businesses to better understand how their web apps behave and identify threats early on in the SDLC. This enables businesses to save time and money by removing weaknesses and stopping malicious attacks before they happen.

With a DAST security service, you can:

  • Simulate the actions of an actual attacker to discover vulnerabilities not found by other testing techniques.
  • Run tests on applications developed in any language – JAVA/JSP, Python, PHP and other engine-driven web applications.
  • Provide development and QA teams with a report on critical vulnerabilities along with information that lets them recreate the flaws.
  • Fix issues more quickly with detailed remediation information.
  • Develop long-term strategies for improving application security across your software portfolio using guidance and proactive recommendations from our experts.

DAST works by simulating automated attacks on an application, mimicking a malicious attacker. The goal is to find outcomes or results that were not expected and could therefore be used by attackers to compromise an application.

Dynamic application security testing (DAST) is a black-box testing method that scans applications in runtime. It is applied later in the CI pipeline. DAST is a good method for preventing regressions and doesn’t depend on a specific programming language.

The OWASP Security Knowledge Framework is an open source web application that explains secure coding principles in multiple programming languages. The goal of OWASP-SKF is to help you learn and integrate security by design in your software development and build applications that are secure by design.

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Sample Report

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1. Client Onboarding

Access to all of Cyber Legion's services is provided through the Web Secure Client Portal. To create a Free account, you can sign up through the portal, or contact the Cyber Legion team and they will set up an account for you.

2. NDA , Agreements & Digital Signature

The integration of Digital Signature in our Web Client Portal allows us to legally sign all necessary documents and agreements, enabling us to carry out security assessments on targeted systems.

3. Submit Work Request

Our pricing structure is adaptable to meet the needs of all clients. By filling out the Work Request Form, you can select from pre-existing services or request a personalized proposal.

The Cyber Legion team will acknowledge your order, set up a project in your account, and proceed with the testing and delivery.

4. Security Testing & Report

We meet agreed upon SLAs and follow security testing framework checklists. Based on our commitment, our team of engineers will utilize all of our tools, automation, and testing capabilities to achieve the objectives.

Within the agreed upon timeframe, you will receive a report on the security test that was conducted, including the results, recommendations, and references for addressing any identified issues.

5. Retesting & Validation of Remediation

We not only identify potential threats, risks, and vulnerabilities, but also provide detailed recommendations for resolution. To ensure complete remediation, we offer complimentary retesting and a range of ongoing security testing options for continued vulnerability detection and verification.