Comprehensive API Security: Penetration Testing and OWASP-Compliant Protection Services by AI AEGIS Lab


API Penetration Testing Challenges

APIs are prime targets for cyber-attacks due to their exposure to the Internet and ability to access valuable data. API cyber threats, if not detected and mitigated, can lead to:
  • Exploitation of API Vulnerabilities: Being exposed to the internet, APIs are common targets for cybercriminals and can lead to serious data breaches.
  • Insecure API Configurations: APIs often come with default configurations that may be insecure and leave them susceptible to attacks.
  • Complexity of API Security: Properly securing APIs is complex and challenging, since they interact in diverse settings and protocols with various systems and services.
  • Compliance Requirements: Regulatory standards such as GDPR and PCI-DSS demand secure data transactions, making API security testing essential.

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API Penetration Testing services

API Penetration Test offers comprehensive API protection services.

OWASP Compliance:

We follow the OWASP API Security Top 10 methodology to ensure coverage for the most critical API security risks.

Static & Dynamic API Testing:

Our experts conduct both static and dynamic testing on your APIs. While static testing assesses the API’s code, dynamic testing examines the API’s behavior during execution.

Secure APIs:

We identify and help remediate vulnerabilities, ensuring your APIs provide secure data transactions and meet compliance standards.

Detailed Reporting:

We provide detailed, actionable reports, outlining our findings and providing practical recommendations to enhance your API security.

Continuous Support:

We offer post-testing support to assist your team in implementing the recommended security measures.

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API Penetration Testing Methodology

Our API Penetration Testing follows a rigorous, five-step process. By following this rigorous methodology, we ensure a thorough assessment of your API services’ security posture, enabling you to proactively address their vulnerabilities and strengthen your defenses.

1- Planning & Discovery

Understanding your API environment and potential vulnerabilities.

2- Scanning & Identification

Utilizing automated tools and manual techniques to identify API vulnerabilities.

3- Exploitation

Simulating the exploitation of identified vulnerabilities to assess their potential impact.

4- Reporting & Remediation

Providing a detailed report with practical solutions for each vulnerability.

5- Retesting

Conducting retesting after your team has addressed the vulnerabilities to ensure they have been effectively mitigated.

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APIs are gateways in today's tech world. With AI AEGIS Lab, safeguard them using OWASP standards and get continuous support.


While timelines can vary based on the complexity of your network infrastructure, an average network penetration testing service with AI AEGIS Lab takes between three and five weeks. We deliver a detailed report within one week from concluding the testing phase.

Phase 1 'Presales'

1-2 Days :

Input: Client expectations
Evaluation: scope of work, cost, start Date, duration
Outcome: Signed Contract

Phase 2 'Predelivery'

1-3 Days :

Input: Scope of work
Evaluation: External Network, roles, credentials, accesses, etc.
Outcome: Validated and confirmed gathering form.

Phase 3 'Execution'

1-3 Weeks :

Input: validated scope of work and gathering form.
Evaluation: executed attacks as stated by scope and rules of engagement.
Outcome: pentest report delivery meeting.

Phase 4 'Post Delivery'

Up to 1 Month:

Input: client request for remediation testing
Evaluation: retest of fixed vulnerabilities.
Outcome: remediation report, letter of attestation and AI AEGIS Lab security certificate.

Phase 5 'Review'

Client feedback
Client review 


API Penetration Testing helps identify vulnerabilities in your APIs, preventing potential data breaches and ensuring secure data transactions.
Regular testing is advised, especially when you make significant changes to your APIs or implement new technologies.
Static API testing involves reviewing the API’s code for vulnerabilities, while dynamic testing involves examining the API’s behavior during execution to identify vulnerabilities.
GraphQL is a query language used for APIs that allows developers to describe the data they need and receive a response that meets those requirements. GraphQL API penetration testing is the process of testing the security of a GraphQL API to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by attackers.
A qualified and experienced penetration testing team with expertise in GraphQL API testing and security performs a GraphQL API penetration test. At AI AEGIS Lab, we have a team of skilled professionals who specialize in GraphQL API penetration testing.
To scope a GraphQL API penetration test, we need to understand the application architecture, identify the GraphQL APIs, and get an understanding of the data flow between different APIs. We also need access to the API endpoints and documentation.

We use in-house tools and a combination of manual and automated testing tools to perform GraphQL API penetration testing. Some commonly used tools include Graphql-introspection-cli, Postman, Insomnia, and OWASP ZAP.

The duration of a GraphQL API penetration test depends on the complexity of the API and the size of the application. Typically, a GraphQL API penetration test can take a few weeks to complete. We customize our testing timelines based on your specific needs and requirements.
At the end of a GraphQL API penetration test, we provide a detailed report that includes all the vulnerabilities discovered during the test, their severity, and recommendations for remediation. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they understand the vulnerabilities and how to address them. We also provide a security certificate.
The cost of a GraphQL API penetration test varies depending on the size and complexity of the application being tested. At AI AEGIS Lab, we provide customized solutions tailored to our clients’ specific needs, and we provide a quote based on the scope of the project.
We test the security of a GraphQL API by performing both manual and automated testing. We look for common vulnerabilities, such as injection attacks, authentication and authorization issues, and data exposure. We also analyze the API schema to identify any potential weaknesses. Additionally, we perform a threat modeling exercise to identify potential attack vectors and prioritize testing efforts accordingly.