Depending on your role in the company, you may be interested only in some parts of the web application penetration testing report – find out why.
The penetration testing report is a document that provides information about the vulnerabilities that the web application, network segment, or mobile app contains. More importantly, you can read about recommended actions to mitigate security issues. However, there are certain things that you will not find in the penetration testing report.
The core of every penetration testing report is the vulnerability details section. This is the place where security engineers, administrators, and developers will spend the most time. In this article, I will write about typical elements of this section in a penetration testing report.
Assigning a severity to a vulnerability is an important part when describing the vulnerability in the report. It helps the organization to understand how important a vulnerability is and allows for prioritizing the remediation actions. It is obvious that most organizations will focus on a high severity vulnerability first rather than medium or low.
The executive summary section of a penetration testing report is one of the most important sections for Directors and Chief-level officers. In this article, I will describe what you can expect from a good executive summary section of the penetration testing report.
When you want to improve the security of your web application, penetration testing is one of the approaches to achieve that. Whether you hire an external company or request an internal security team to conduct the pentest, you should receive a report at the end of the assessment. In this blog post, I describe the structure of a typical web application penetration testing report.