Web Application Vulnerability Assessments

Web App Vulnerability Assessments

An Affordable Cybersecurity Service

Cyber attacks are shifting away from the network level to the application level. The number of high-profile attacks on the websites of financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and small businesses is rising at a pretty alarming rate. End-user workstations are continuously under sophisticated attacks targeting web-based solutions. It is an unfortunate reality that malicious hackers may start targeting your web applications. With web application security assessments, you gain an inside look at your application(s) and gain the benefit of reporting and analysis on all identified weaknesses. The ultimate goal behind a web app vulnerability assessment is to report on the findings of a web application vulnerability scan and combine them with the analysis of a professional cybersecurity engineer.

Identify Web App Vulnerabilities and Exposures

Web application vulnerability assessments provide companies with the opportunity to discover vulnerabilities within their applications. Note that throughout the web app vulnerability assessment process, comprehensive automated testing will be used to identify used to identify application related vulnerabilities. At MainNerve, all our web application vulnerability assessments go beyond OWASP best practices in addition to national standards such as NIST, and come with a detailed final report and assessment by an experienced cybersecurity engineer.

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MainNerve web application vulnerability assessments test your applications for vulnerabilities–and help businesses gain insight into how to eliminate them. At MainNerve, our web application vulnerability scans allow you to zero in on OWASP Top 10 Risks, the industry standard for categorizing the most critical web app-based vulnerabilities.

Web Application Vulnerabilities
Injection Attacks
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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
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Weak Authentication
Insecure Direct Object References
Improper Session Management
Web Application
Vulnerability Assessments

MainNerve utilizes a blend of automated scans using open-source and commercial tools. Each is followed by a verification and analysis of the application by a highly skilled MainNerve security engineer. A web application vulnerability assessment (WAVA) includes a web application vulnerability scan (WAVS), with additional analysis by the assessor who performs tests in order to identify false positives–as well as to prove a vulnerability exists.

Our methodology is based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) testing guide for web application security assessments.


MainNerve will prepare a final report in accordance with the OWASP standards. The report will, if relevant to the current project, contain the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Statement of Scope
  • Statement of Methodology
  • Discovery and Results
  • Remediation Recommendations
  • Risk Rating

Deliverables will be provided via secure file transfer service by MainNerve. All final deliverables are shared only with approved parties.

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