API Penetration Testing Services
Kroll’s certified pen testers find vulnerabilities in your APIs that scanners simply can’t identify. Protect your business and keep sensitive data secure by leveraging our knowledge and experience in testing modern API infrastructures.Talk to an Expert
API Penetration Testing: Why Should You Care?
APIs are ubiquitous across modern application environments, making them an enticing target for bad actors looking to compromise other systems or pivot within your networks. A focused API penetration testing program looks for vulnerabilities in how your APIs are designed, implemented and configured to prevent attackers from using APIs as an access point to get a foothold in your organization.
How Much Risk Can APIs Expose You To?
APIs regularly handle a large volume of sensitive data, such as payment card industry (PCI) and personal identifiable information (PII) and are also an access point further into your environment. Untested APIs can leave the door wide open for unauthorized access and data exfiltration — data scraping is one example of how attackers can gain access, unnoticed, to sensitive data. It is essential for APIs to be tested regularly to catch these issues before your business is exposed.
Common Vulnerabilities API Pen Testing Can Detect
- Insufficient Security Configuration
- Authentication and Authorization Challenges
- HTTP Header Injection
- Input Validation Errors
- Insufficient Logging
Pulling Back the Curtain: API Pen Testing Tools and Expert Insight
Kroll regularly works with large enterprise organizations in highly regulated industries to structure, manage and execute API penetration testing programs.
We have developed a granular approach that goes beyond what scanners and testing tools can uncover on their own. We provide both coverage and depth, looking at not just what is happening on the front end, but using expert inference to deduce what is going on in the back end as well.
As added value, our program managers and technical leads keep your project on track and focused on the areas of most risk and of most importance to your overall business.
What Our Team Brings to the Table
100,000+ Hours of Security Testing and Assessment Work Every Year
Kroll’s world-class penetration testing services are built on thousands of hours of cyber security assessments, extensive front-line intelligence and a team of certified cyber experts — the foundation for our sophisticated and scalable approach.
100+ Security Certifications across Cyber Risk, Privacy, Offensive Security, Cloud and Hybrid Systems
Our team brings the depth and breadth of expertise needed to tackle complex cyber risk challenges across your environments, whatever your industry.
3,000+ Incident Response Cases Handled Worldwide Every Year
Kroll's DNA as incident response leader expands our assessments beyond compliance mandates to provide actionable remediation based on frontline threat intelligence.
Our 6-Phase API Pen Testing Process
Agile Pen Testing: A New Paradigm for Application Security
Agile pen testing, or continuous pen testing, is a method for integrating regular testing into your software development lifecycle (SDLC), rather than testing at infrequent points in time.
Whereas, traditional pen testing impacts product release cycles, Agile pen testing works with your release schedule to ensure that new features are secure and don’t translate into risk for your customers.
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