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What is Penetration Testing?
Simply put, a penetration test is a simulated attack in which a team of security professionals and ethical hackers try to determine the most likely weaknesses in a target network that real-world hackers might exploit to gain access and steal proprietary information. Our team uses many of the same tools and techniques to gain access to the target network as real-world hackers use every day. Proactive penetration testing is a vital component to your organization’s overall security program.
Our team will exhaust all efforts to expose vulnerabilities in your networks that may have been overlooked by administrators or determined insignificant by management, but also reveal what could have been exploited and the losses that could have occurred in a real world scenario using those same vulnerabilities..
Why Would My Organization Need Penetration Testing?
The real (and cyber) world is constantly changing, and malicious hackers are constantly evolving as well. Maybe compliance certifications and vulnerability scanning are the baseline of your current security landscape. While that’s a great start you need to evolve your security efforts to align with today’s threats and attacks. Penetration testing is the next step in evolution to see how well that current baseline can withstand simulated real-world attacks, and how we can help you mitigate the discovered risks and better orient your organization’s defensive postures to keep them safe and secure in the real world.
Deep-dive penetration testing allows an organization to assess all three pillars of its IT security posture—people, processes and technology—thereby providing a more comprehensive view of the organization’s IT security environment.
Employees and contractors who have access to corporate applications, trade secrets, budget data, strategy, as well as personal data, the internet, and email, are the greatest risk to organizationswhen it comes to data loss. Staff security training and awareness coupled with
Process addresses the gap between people and technology and includes policy and procedures. These need to be incorporated into the training and awareness program. Processes should be reviewed on an annual basis at minimum. Level of effectiveness is based on how current processes are maintained and how efficiently address the various threats to information security and data loss.
Does the technology fully support the business processes or will your organization need to consider levels of compromise to align technology solutions with business process? The implementation of aligned applications and systems coupled with efficient change management tools will yield optimal results in effectively supporting an organization's business processes and needs.
What is the true value of penetration testing?
Although defining the value and scope of a penetration test is largely dependent on what the business driving factors are for an organization, security risks and compliance more often than not top the list. Whether it’s compliance-related for mandated Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) law compliance, our penetration testing security team will guarantee your compliance requirements are met for any standards or regulations needed.
Our security engineers are committed to ensuring that we are using the latest, valid real-world techniques by staying current with the security industry conferences and research, tirelessly honing their skills and continually enhancing their testing techniques. Our experienced security engineers will thoroughly test your network, policies, technology and people in applicable real-world testing scenarios designed to gauge the overall security of your current environment.
Our penetration testing services will give you a comprehensive assessment of how well your organization is prepared for a malicious attack as well as a complete report of your infrastructure vulnerabilities, physical security weaknesses, and social engineering results. As a result of thoroughly testing your entire security landscape we can provide an in-depth knowledge of where and how to spend your IT resources to give you the best bang-for-the-buck results significantly increase your company’s security preparedness.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to start your penetration testing plan.