Penetration testing is a method of evaluating a computer network, software, databases and/or web applications to find vulnerabilities and attempt to exploit before a cybercriminal does. Conduction network and application penetration testing is a regulatory requirments.
The main objective of penetration testing is to identify security weaknesses and test how far a potential exploit can compromise the network. We'll identify the extent to which your system can be compromised before an actual attack. A penetration test can also be used to test your security policy compliance, the effectiveness of your employee security awareness training and your organization's ability to identify and respond to security incidents.
Our security experts conduct real-world attacks to determine organization's security weaknesses. Our extensive knowledge of the most current attack vectors, along with our experience in the financial services, insurance, healthcare and utilities industries, will provide you with the assurance and confidence you need to concentrate on your business rather than on your network security.
Why Perform Regular Penetration Testing?
>> Identify unknown flaws or vulnerabilities that can result in a breach or disclosure
>> Discover vulnerabilities that traditional control-based testing methodologies can potentially miss
>> Validate, understand, and prepare for known risks to your organization
>> Update and maintain regulatory or compliance controls
>> Avoid costly downtime as a result of a security breach
>> Develop a roadmap to remediate vulnerabilities and address risk
>> Manage risk on an ongoing basis, as you make changes to your business or network
Network Penetration Testing
The Network Penetration Testing Process
DigitalPoint experts have developed an exhaustive network PenTest checklist and process evolving from decade’s long experience in the industry.
The Network Penetration Process begins with a comprehensive survey of your network including architecture mapping and a complete network scan.
The network PenTest process continues with port scanning and war dialing that includes scanning open ports, closed ports, and filtered ports.
After scans are complete, OS fingerprinting is conducted evaluating OS type, patch level, and system type followed by protocol identification.
Once fingerprinting is concluded, a vulnerability scan is completed using automated scanning with access to a vulnerability database, where any vulnerabilities or exploit can be verified.
Using manual verification and password cracking, available exploits are checked and retested if necessary to validate results before reports are produced.
On conclusion of a network penetration test, comprehensive reports are created to provide findings, suggest solutions, and make recommendations.
Application Penetration Testing
Digital Point Tech begins all web application penetration test using methodologies based on the OWASP Top 10 Most Critical Web Application Security Risks. We manually performed by a human. We do not just “scan and patch” your systems. Although we are ethical hackers, during testing, we employ tools, techniques and procedures that are identical to what you would face with a real hacker.
Web Application penetration testing can include high-level categories such as:
>> Injection (flaws and attacks)
>> Broken Authentication and Session Management
>> Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)
>> Insecure Direct Object References
>> Security Misconfigurations
>> Sensitive Data Exposure
>> Missing Function Level Access Control
>> Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
>> Known Vulnerability Testing
>> Unvalidated Redirects and Forwards
Reporting and Deliverables
Pen Testing Reports – Following any testing, a full detailed report shall be made available. The report will outline items such as the testing methods used, the findings, any proof-of-concept code for successful exploits, as well as remediation steps and suggestions.
Exploit Proof of Concept Development – In the event of a successful exploit, breach or compromise, CyberHunter shall document the testing methodology used, record all gathered evidence, and develop proof-of-concept exploits for repeatable testing.
Targeted Remediation Retest – Following the penetration testing, there may be one or more areas of weakness that requires reconfiguration, patching or replacement. CyberHunter will retest these areas when they are ready and remediation has been completed. Re-testing is included in this pricing if executed within 90 days of initial testing.