Penetration testing is an authorized, managed and controlled proactive attempt to measure the security of an IT system by safely exploiting its vulnerabilities, mostly to evaluation application flaws, improper configurations, risky end-user behavior – it’s essentially a simulation of an actual system invasion.
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Pen Testing Benefits
- Stay a step ahead of the hackers.
- Take control of your Infrastructure.
- Protect your business.
- How to position the Penetration Tests
The results of the testing provides clear evidence of where and how system network intrusions can take place and what the real world effect be on your information systems. We will attempt to hack and break into your network to effectively test the systems security. During penetration testing, all your defenses are put to the test to find out how your system detects intrusions and how effective are the security mechanisms. The test results are gathered and evaluated by a skilled ethical attacker only this time, the details of which are presented to you in detail and classified into threats representing High, Medium and Low and the recommended remediation. Armed with a complete and thorough picture of your security posture, you can proactively tighten up an close holes that otherwise put your systems at risk.
Pen Testing Methodology
3 Types of Penetration Testing Provided by Connectis
Once thorough penetration testing is complete, the business can expect with certainty that all required tasks are being performed safely on Internet. This assessment has a strong similarity in terms of the methodology used in assessment of external testing, although in this scenario engagement will take place within the WAN at physical zone or attached DMZ or at logical management zone.
In order to attach to internal network in depth knowledge in various areas is needed. The knowledge areas are not restricted to Policy, Architecture, Implementation and Auditing but also includes multiple business units and operating systems. At Connectis, our experienced staff possess the requisite skills set and regularly update their skills to maintain a high level of quality for service delivery.
Connectis Internal network penetration testing includes a combination of internal network port and vulnerability scans, onsite visits, best industry practices and on-site meetings to facilitate discussions to arrive at the key findings and for addressing all the queries. The evaluation of current policies, procedures, physical and network security is done with the help of consultants who spends 2 to 3 days in the discovery process. Each audit is guided by the clients requirements. Our team will work in association with your organization and should have the same network rights as other users that would try to get access the system which should not be made available at the level of user’s privilege. The purpose of this test will be to learn the level of effectiveness of the security access controls at your organization.
External testing primarily focuses on your publicly available network resources which might lead you to a compromise. This test can be performed with full or no discovery of the network environment in question. A detailed analysis of your servers, routers, firewalls and applications would be performed during this test. First testing for your publicly accessible information followed by network enumeration.
With the help of network enumeration, we’ll target the hosts and other related network security devices with attacks. Next is the assessment of public portals, services and other security vulnerabilities that may be exposed. As the information is gathered to fully understand the environment, we would test the escalation of privileges takes place up till the point when the external environment remains under control.
- Pen tests simulates real world attacks
- It explores vulnerabilities in networks, systems and applications
- It discovers the root cause of the attacks and controls it
- It provides mitigation of the vulnerabilities found
- It provides a risk management document for companies
- It helps the companies make better choices when deploying their security resources
- Hackers constantly search for a new entry point to penetrate your systems and applications; which can have major impact on your organization’s business and reputation.
Penetration testing is not just about discovering flaws in the system and furnishing a report for us. People often confuse the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration testing; vulnerability assessment only scans and identify weaknesses in the systems, while penetration testing uses those weaknesses to hack into those systems.
Our expert penetration testers will work with you to tailor the project scope of devices and apps to be tested. Our team will exhaustively exploit the vulnerabilities that would affect your business and report on effective remedies to eliminate your risk. The primary objective is to penetrate your systems, find weaknesses gaps and loopholes mimicking the same procedures and strategies that malicious hackers would use to invade into your systems – but in a controlled safe way and by professionals you know and trust. Once we know what and where the issues are, your team or ours should fix them immediately. We’ll tell you how we hacked your system in detail and provide the strategy on how to eliminate your risk and ensure your protection.
It’s important to recognize that pen testing is a snapshot in time based on the current state of your systems, however technology changes all the time, with new updates and patches, new devices exposing your systems to new vulnerabilities. Vigilant pen testing requires that testing occur multiple times in a year to confirm the vital systems you depend on are safely protected.
We encourage building long term trusted client relationships to keep your environment safe from hackers amongst the ever changing IT landscaped with high end security audits and assessments customized according to your needs.
In the evolving world of mobile applications, as more and more organizations realize business value in offering customer and business-centric mobile applications, the attacks on these applications have become more prominent. If not deployed with security in mind, these applications can be exploited to steal sensitive customer information or to gain access to the corporate network. Since mobile applications may use different technologies and multiple communication channels, each of these areas may present a unique challenge to the security of a mobile application.
Connectis offers mobile application security testing service for the following platforms:
- Apple iOS-based mobile applications (iPhone and iPad)
- Android-based mobile applications
Our in-depth mobile application penetration testing service can identify weaknesses within iOS and Android applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Since mobile application security testing can pose unique challenges due to the sheer variety of mobile devices, operating systems and application types, Connectis maintains an up-to-date mobile application security lab and utilizes a combination of both physical devices and mobile device emulators to achieve comprehensive test coverage. At the end of each assessment, identified security weaknesses are presented to the business stakeholders in the form of a formal report, together with an assessment of risks posed to the business and a proposal for remedial actions. Our risk-based approach provides comprehensive analysis of business impact and ease of exploit for each vulnerability, allowing our clients to categorize vulnerabilities by risk and prioritize mitigation.
Mobile application penetration testing involves a rigorous and thorough approach as never seen before. Connectis generates a targeted attack as an outsider, and penetrates with searching for loopholes from strategy business viewpoint as well as technicalities which have been in existence for potential threats. Connectis approach is simple and lucid. Application testing tool and manual expert testing professionals work hand in hand to trigger the attacks and simultaneously record the score of vulnerabilities. Connectis high end sleuthing engraves deep inside the mobile applications and generates loopholes right from the roots.
The primary objective for a Infrastructure Penetration Testing is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in networks, systems, hosts and network devices (ie: routers, switches) before hackers are able to discover and exploit them. Infrastructure Penetration Testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise systems and networks 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 security flaws present in the environment
- Understand the level of risk for your organization
- Help address and fix identified network security flaws
Connectis Penetration Testers have had experience supporting network, systems and hosts —not just trying to break them. They leverage this experience to zero in on critical issues and provide actionable remediation guidance.
As a result of our penetration tests, you’ll be able to view your systems through the eyes of both a hacker and an experienced network security professional 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.
Wireless has become a necessity for organizations and their employees as it provides easy way to be connected at all times making physical location almost irrelevant. However, the risks associated with the use of wireless had been proven to be very dangerous because radio waves can travel through ceilings, floors, and walls, and transmitted data often reaches unintended recipients on different floors or outside the building. This could result in the risk of misusing the WLAN infrastructure by malicious parties searching for an opportunity to access company’s data.
To avoid these risks, the WLAN penetration testing will focus on the two main targets of the wireless attacks, i.e. both access points and WLAN clients. Our comprehensive approach delivers a complete security assessment of the wireless infrastructure, from the passive phase of discovering the inventory and perimeter and all the way up to active phase of exploiting man in the middle attacks and checking client configuration.
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Loss of Trust & Compromised Reputation
Customers will lose their trust in your organization if criminals start selling or abusing your information – and that’s what they do! If the scale of the attack is large enough and the type of data that’s been stolen, eventually you will lose customers. Once the word is out, customers and vendors will start thinking about whether you’re trustworthy.
If your site or apps have been the target of a malicious physical intrusion attack, your organization will lose customer data, trade secrets may be compromised when stolen – there will be financial losses. Finding the source of the attack and re-mediating them, can often very expensive due to business pressures and risks to reputation than fixing the gaps and vulnerabilities before an attack occurs.
Ultimately, intrusion attacks result in information loss, ranging from, loss of trade and corporate secrets, personal information, credit card information, and business practices. If your business is required to comply with industry regulations and you’ve been attacked, you’ll risk the loss of those certifications putting your very business at risk. Unsecured, lost or stolen laptops, tablets, USB memory sticks or servers containing critical information put your company at risk.
If the attack is significant enough and the press becomes aware, the damage will quickly inform thousands of your loss. Depending on the nature of the information stolen, your clientele may choose to sue you, if personal information falls into the wrong hands and depending on the type of client data you maintain. Law suits could potentially threaten the very existence of the organization permanently.
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