Craig Pepper & James Mallam
February 1, 2024
5 Min Read

Penetration Test for Competition Corner

Competition Corner is a leading provider of dynamic registration, planning, and scoring software for Functional Fitness and Weightlifting competitions. 

This customer approached us to assess the security of their web application, ensuring it was fortified against potential cyber threats.

🤔 Problem/Challenge:

The primary challenge faced by Competition Corner was ensuring the integrity and security of their web application. 

In the fast-evolving landscape of cyber threats, it was crucial to identify and address any vulnerabilities that could compromise user data and overall system reliability. 

The need for a comprehensive penetration test was evident to safeguard their digital assets and maintain customer trust.

🎯 Solutions:

Our solution was to provide a thorough penetration test of the Competition Corner web application using a blend of manual and automated methodologies, aimed at uncovering any security vulnerabilities.

This approach ensured a comprehensive assessment, covering a broad spectrum of potential security issues. Our experienced team meticulously analysed the application to pinpoint weaknesses and potential entry points for cyber threats.

🗓️ Implementation:

The processes employed during the penetration testing were performed in accordance with the standards outlined by the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST). As a CREST-approved organisation, Periculo adheres to the highest ethical and technical standards in the field of cybersecurity.

Our team employed advanced penetration techniques such as; parameterised queries to mitigate SQL injection, addressing each identified issue and updating critical software libraries, implementing strong authentication protocols including Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), to secure account changes.

🥅 Results:

We utilised the CVSS v3 Scoring methodology for a uniform and objective evaluation of identified vulnerabilities. 

Post-assessment, we compiled a detailed technical report, outlining our findings and providing clear, actionable remediation measures.

The outcome of our engagement was transformative for Competition Corner. The implementation of our recommendations led to a substantial enhancement in their cybersecurity posture. 

Our comprehensive analysis and remediation guidance resulted in a more robust, resilient, and secure web application. 

This proactive approach significantly reduces exposure to cyber threats and attacks, instilling greater consumer confidence in their digital operations.

Ensuring the security of your digital assets is not just a necessity but a responsibility. 

We encourage businesses of all sizes to take proactive steps in assessing and fortifying their cybersecurity measures.

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