Penetration Testing

Mobile Application Security Testing

Mobile applications are becoming an essential part of how companies interact with their customers, enabling data to be accessed and shared efficiently and conveniently.

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Mobile Application Security Testing

Mobile application penetration testing is essential to ensure you are protecting your shareholders, business reputation, and protecting your customers. North Star has specialist mobile application testers for iOS and Android who can help ensure that your application does not expose your organisation or customers to potential data loss.

We will provide detailed expert advice in our report to help align your mobile application with industry best practice security standards. Mobile application penetration testing involves North Stars expert mobile security specialists following a rigorous methodology to determine the overall security posture of a given application.

Mobile Application Security Testing
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What we do

Features

Features of this service

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Security

Assess current mobile application security vulnerabilities and assure that a given mobile application is in the best place possible to introduce to their enterprise environment or improve the security of an existing one.

Customer relations

Developers gain assurance that their product is safe and secure for their customers, and users feel safer with the knowledge that a mobile security test has taken place, allowing them to use the application confidently.

Validate secure design best practices

Validate secure design best practices - A high-quality mobile application penetration test tells you what a mobile application is doing right and what it’s doing wrong in terms of its cyber security posture.

Prevent business reputational damage and financial loss

Ensuring a mobile application conforms with best practices and is subject to robust security testing significantly reduces an attacker's chances of success if attacked at any time.

Protect Personal Identifiable Information (PII)

regular testing is required for many reasons This is directly related to preventing business reputational damage and financial loss but is worth a specific mention due to the nature of mobile devices and the common handling of PII. Mobile Application Security testing is a sure way to reduce the risk of a compromise. compliance (such as PCI or ISO-27001) as well as legal reasons (such as cyber insurance).

Compliance

PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Submission Support.

Methodology

How we work

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Contact

Get in touch and speak with one of the team.

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Strategy

Strategic scoping call with our leading technical advisor to find out your exact requirements

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RoadmaP

Tailor a roadmap to exactly what you need. We look to partner with our clients and be the trusted advisor they need

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Onboarding

Our onboarding process is streamlined and smooth to ensue there is little to no disruption to your service

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Continuous service

Your continuous security plan will give you the confidence in your security trusting an accredited professional partner is on hand 24/7

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How we do it

Pre-Engagement

North Star will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied.

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Pre-Engagement

North Star will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied

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Reconnaissance

This phase helps obtain information about available services, potential versions of the services and get a general understanding of the environment that will be tested

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Threat Modelling

Using all of the information gathered in the reconnaissance phase, North Star will determine where the potential risk of exploitation lies and create a plan to verify those findings

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Exploitation

During this phase, and as agreed with the client in the pre-engagement phase North Star will attempt to exploit any vulnerabilities or misconfigurations identified in the previous phases to confirm that the risk exists

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Post-Exploitation

Depending on the agreed approach for exploitation, North Star may also attempt to gain further access from the compromised host(s) further into the client’s network or attempt to obtain sensitive information

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Reporting

As with all of North Star services, we will provide detailed expert advice in our report to help align your infrastructure with industry best practice security standards

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Clean-up

As far as is possible, the systems tested will be returned to their pre-test state to remove any uploaded files or elevated accounts that were created

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Our Happy Customers

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From a business perspective, North Star provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO thinkmoney
thinkmoney

From a business perspective, North Star provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO, thinkmoney
SSE Utilities Solutions

Their knowledge in the subject matter was excellent and I found them easy to engage, personable and approachable.

Ian Cheshire
Enterprise IT Lead Solution Architect, SSE Utilities Solutions
Connected Tech Group

It’s really refreshing to work with experts who act as an extension of our team. North Star don’t stop at identifying issues, they are happy to work with us to solve them too.

Andrew Cockayne
CEO, Connected Tech Group
Pickfords

If you are looking for a company to really deliver on the service they are offering, I would look no further. Very quick and easy process. They completed the report within a tight timeframe and offered plenty of helpful advice!

Waseem Akram
Group IT Manager, Pickfords

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