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Why you need API penetration testing

Meet compliance

Regular API penetration testing is a fundamental part of meeting your organisation’s cybersecurity and compliance goals

Protect the organisation

Regular API penetration testing ensures that weaknesses in your APIs are identified so they can be addressed, protecting against cyber-attack

Provide assurance

Regular API penetration testing provides assurance to stakeholders that your system APIs are secure

Blackfoot’s API penetration testing service makes finding and fixing security weaknesses in APIs simple, no matter how complex your APIs may be.

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What is API penetration testing

API penetration testing is a critical part of the software development process that focuses on assessing the functionality, reliability and security of application programming interfaces (APIs).

By systematically testing API endpoints, data communication, error handling and authentication mechanisms, potential issues can be identified early on, ensuring the seamless integration and interaction between different software components.

API testing helps validate the data flow, performance and compliance of APIs, ensuring they meet industry standards and provide a robust foundation for application development and integration.

Our method

Blackfoot’s manual penetration testing, or exploit testing, builds on vulnerability assessment results to simulating real-world attack methods.

Unlike automated vulnerability scanning, our manual penetration testing is delivered by our highly skilled testers who actively seek to progress vulnerabilities through the cyber kill-chain. They will assess the security of your APIs by employing a combination of tools, techniques and, most importantly, creativity. As a CREST-certified organisation, Blackfoot penetration tests follow an approved, structured methodology.

Our expert testers first establish a deep understanding of the API, its operation and configuration, and the associated operator roles and access permissions.

Our testers will then seek to discover any potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in the application, before testing their exploitability. They’ll also validate whether successful exploitation exposes other areas or provides potential threat routes to other business systems.

Based on clearly defined test objectives, this involves exploring compromised systems to determine whether they host sensitive files or information, allow privilege escalation or permit access to password information which could be used to compromise other systems or internal applications.

Blackfoot reports its findings along with clear recommendations for prioritised remediation activities.

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