Offensive Cybersecurity FAQs

API pen testing begins with scoping to understand the client’s infrastructure, software stack, and API documentation. Once a project is properly scoped pen testers typically begin with manual testing methods to gain a clear understanding of how the APIs work. From here, testers use automated testing tools for further research. When a suspected vulnerability is found, testers work on exploiting the vulnerability to see how it could impact the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the systems.