Nano IT Security Portugal Cybersecurity, Pentesting, Vulnerability Analysis, IT Consulting


Cybersecurity – PentestingVulnerability Analysis

Nano IT Security specialises in IT Services - Pentesting - Vulnerability analyses
Nano IT Security specialises in IT Services – Pentesting – Vulnerability analyses

Nano IT Security is a company formed by internationally qualified professionals in the field of information security, with experience in project development, vulnerability scanning, vulnerability analysis, monitoring, pentesting, network security implementation, Disaster recovery plan  and processing, implementations, support and training of customers in the various solutions it offers.

Nano IT Security also provides robust outsourcing services that incorporate planning, development, and implementation of IT strategies and solutions that help customers realize the optimum value of their IT investments.

Our mission is to guarantee the continuity of the digital operation of our clients, with the best technologies available on the market, together with management processes that guarantee their total effectiveness.

Our core business is IT Security and we offer:

As a dynamic company, Nano IT Security is very attentive to the suggestions and needs of all its Clients, so that its services and products correspond to the real needs of the market, incorporating simultaneously the latest improvements in Information Technology.

We know that the success of each of these services depends on the success of the rest. In any of our services, specific methods and techniques are applied, resulting from the experience over the years which, consolidated with the excellence of our consultants, translates into quality and satisfaction for our Customers.

This integrated offer of skills, coupled with the vast work developed with private and public entities, gives us a deep knowledge of numerous processes and information systems, sometimes constituting differentiating factors in relation to the competition.

Given the know-how and experience of Nano IT Security’s consultants, our customers end up posing complex challenges that require tailored technology or management solutions.

Acting as Problem-Solvers, these challenges are typically addressed by our Expert Consultants, finding effective and efficient solutions to the problem, often using ingenious solutions designed and developed to measure or integrated with OpenSource Software.

Technology is our eternal passion and as such, these are the situations in which we exceed ourselves and grow, even more, as professionals, as consultants, as partners of our clients.

NANO IT Security Portugal Web Application Pentesting

Best Practice suggests that an organisation should perform regularly Web Application Pentesting in addition to regular security evaluations to ensure the security of its web applications. And that’s because Web applications have become common targets for hackers, who can leverage relatively simple vulnerabilities to gain access to confidential information most likely containing personally identifiable information. Therefore web application pentesting can be a useful tool for gauging a Web application’s ability to withstand an attack.

While traditional firewalls and other network security controls are an important layer of any Information Security Program, they can’t defend or alert against many of the attack vectors specific to web applications. It is critical for an organisation to ensure that its web applications are not susceptible to common types of attack.

web application pentesting

Nano IT Web Application Pentesting Objective

The primary objective for a web application pentest is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in applications before hackers are able to discover and exploit them. Web application penetration testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise applications in such a way that allows for unauthorized access to sensitive data or even take-over systems for malicious/non-business purposes.

This type of assessment is an attack simulation carried out by our highly trained security consultants in an effort to:

  • Identify application security flaws present in the environment
  • Understand the level of risk for your organization
  • Help address and fix identified application flaws

As a result of our penetration tests, you’ll be able to view your applications through the eyes of both a hacker and an experienced IT Security Consultant to discover where you can improve your security posture. Our consultants produce findings in written reports and provide your team with the guidance necessary to effectively remediate any issues we uncover.

Our Approach

Nano IT ‘s web application penetration testing service utilizes a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manually identify critical application-centric vulnerabilities that exist on all in-scope applications.

  • Information Gathering
  • Threat Modeling
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Exploitation
  • Post-Exploitation
  • Reporting

By using this industry-standard approach, Nano IT’s comprehensive method covers the classes of vulnerabilities in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) 2014 including, but not limited to: Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, Cross-Site Request Forgery, Unvalidated Redirects & Forwards, Broken Authentication & Session Management, Security Misconfiguration, Insecure Direct Object Access and more….


Nano IT Web Application Pentesting methodology is based on the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) methodology which includes:

  • Software Infrastructure/Design Weaknesses
  • Input Validation Attacks
  • Cross Site Scripting Attacks
  • Script Injection Attacks (SQL Injection)
  • CGI Vulnerabilities
  • Password Cracking
  • Cookie Theft
  • User Privilege Elevation
  • Web/Application Server Insecurity
  • Security of Plug-In Code
  • 3rd Party Software Vulnerabilities
  • Database Vulnerabilities
  • Privacy Exposures

Nano IT’s Web Application PenTesting are performed by experienced security engineers who have a vast level of knowledge and many years of experience testing online applications.

Manual Testing vs Automated Testing

Nano IT Web application testing methodology is performed using the best of manual techniques and then using automated tools to ensure total application coverage. Our approach consists of about 80% manual testing and about 20% automated testing – actual results may vary slightly. The methodology allows Nano IT’s consultants be consistent in finding vulnerabilities beyond what may be found with just automated scanning tools. While automated testing enables efficiency, it is effective in providing efficiency only during the initial phases of a penetration test. At Nano IT Security, we believe that an effective and comprehensive penetration test can only be realized through rigorous manual testing techniques.


In order to perform a comprehensive real-world assessment, Nano IT Security utilizes commercial tools, internally developed tools and the same tools that hacker use on each and every assessment. Once again, our intent is to assess systems by simulating a real-world attack and we leverage the many tools at our disposal to effectively carry out that task.


Nano IT Security strives to provide the best possible customer experience and service. Therefore we consider the reporting phase to mark the beginning of our relationship. Our report makes up only a small part of our deliverable. We provide clients with an online remediation knowledge base, dedicated remediation staff and ticketing system to close the ever important gap in the remediation process following the reporting phase.

We exist to not only find vulnerabilities, but also to fix them.

Remediation & Re-testing

Simply put, our objective is to help fix vulnerabilities, not just find them. As a result, remediation re-testing is always provided at no additional cost.