PENETRATION TESTING

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

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Vulnerability Assessment 
Organizations try to defend themselves from today’s most serious risk: the hacker attacks. These attacks may cause data leakage, business interruption and serious reputational losses as well. Protection against this risk must be layered: sole technical solutions like intrusion detection/protection tools are not enough and organizations must eliminate the basis of the hacker attacks: the system and software vulnerabilities. Nearly all hacker attacks are based on the unpatched vulnerabilities. The vulnerability assessment is a first step for organizations to discover the starting points of successful hacker attacks. This service can be partially automated by professional software tools and some parts must be manually executed by security professionals. Based on the results, the organization needs to manage the patching of the vulnerabilities in order to have a healthy, updated and secure environment. Having fixed the problems, a penetration testing is necessary to check whether there are still vulnerabilities or misconfigurations in the system. The main target of the vulnerability assessment is discovering all relevant, hackable problems in the system, whereas the penetration test should be a proof whether the system is still vulnerable or not.
Business and security advantages of the service:
          Detected and verified vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in the system.
          Proof whether a system could be hacked or not.
          This can decrease the risk of possible data leakage, business interruption and reputational losses caused by hackers.

Penetration testing is a method for testing a web application, network, or computer system to identify security vulnerabilities that could be exploited. The primary objective for security as a whole is to prevent unauthorized parties from accessing, changing, or exploiting a network or system. It aims to do what a bad actor would do.

Penetration testing simulates a real cyber-attack with the purpose of testing an environment’s cybersecurity posture. At its most basic, a successful pen test will prove how genuine the vulnerabilities in your infrastructure may be by determining if a threat actor can get through.Our penetration testing goes much further than a typical vulnerability scan, utilising advanced manual techniques to further investigate and eliminate the false positives that are common within an automated scan. Our security consultants follow OWASP and OSSTMM penetration testing methodologies to exploit vulnerabilities . In addition to the checks and analysis, which are defined in OWASP, additional checks in accordance with newest trends and techniques are performed to deliver the most extensive pentest service possible.

Penetration Testing Approaches

Penetration testing can be categorized on the basis of testing approaches to be used.

White Box Penetration Testing

Here, the tester has complete access and in-depth knowledge of the system to be tested. This is very helpful in carrying out extensive penetration testing.

Black Box Penetration Testing

In black box penetration testing approach, high-level of information is made available to the tester. The tester is totally unaware of the system/network. However, this approach might miss some areas while testing.

Gray Box Penetration testing

Gray box penetration testing makes only limited information available to the tester to attack the system externally.

Penetration Testing Services

1

Network and Infrastructure Penetration testing

An assessment of internal and external network infrastructure designed to test on-premise and cloud networks, firewalls, system hosts, and devices such as routers and switches.

2

Web Application Penetration Testing

The number of web apps and websites is growing rapidly, many providing easy access to sensitive user or financial data, making them a highly prized target for cybercriminals.

A web application penetration test, looks for any security issues that might have arisen as a result of insecure development, design or coding, to identify potential vulnerabilities in your websites and web applications, including CRM, extranets and internally developed programmes - which could lead to exposure of personal data, credit card information etc.

3

Wireless Penetration Testing

A test of an organisation’s wireless local area network (WLAN) and/or wireless protocols, including Bluetooth, ZigBee and Z-Wave. Helps to identify rogue access points, weaknesses in encryption and WPA vulnerabilities.

4

Social Engineering

Social engineering is commonly seen as the modern frontier in IT security - and certainly your greatest risk. Your users.
A social engineering pen test will help you assess and understand the susceptibility within your organisation to human manipulation via email, phone, media drops, physical access, social media mining etc.

5

Physical Testing

Physical penetration testing prevents hackers from gaining tangible access to systems and servers by ensuring that facilities are impenetrable by unauthorized personnel. IT and cybersecurity professionals focus primarily on system vulnerabilities and may overlook aspects of physical security that can result in exploitation. Physical penetration tests focus on attempts to gain access to facilities and hardware through RFID systems, door entry systems and keypads, employee or vendor impersonation, and evasion of motion and light sensors.

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Cloud Pen Testing

Cloud services are essential for group collaboration, networking, and storage. Large amounts of data is stored within the cloud, which means that it is a hotbed for hackers seeking to exploit this technology.

Cloud deployment is relatively simple. However, cloud providers often have a shared or hands-off approach to cybersecurity, and organizations are responsible for vulnerabilities testing or hacking prevention themselves.

Cloud penetration testing is a complicated test, but one that is necessary and important.

Project Phases

Projects starts with a kick-off meeting to make sure we understand your specific requirements, agree on testing conditions and clarify open points.

Penetration tests are carried out according to the following project phases:

1

Test Preparation

2

Information Gathering    

3

Threat Modeling & Vulnerability Identification

4

Exploitation

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Post-Exploitation

6

Reporting

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Resolution

8

Re-Testing

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