The art of exploiting weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks, web applications, or people. This is different than just performing a vulnerability scan against your network. A penetration test takes the perspective of an outside intruder or an internal individual with malicious intent. This may not always involve technology, however technical controls are a big part of preventing easy exploitation and data compromise.
Too often, organizations take a narrow, reactive approach to cyber security. But we work with companies to help them block hackers proactively, pointing you to small and often overlooked gaps that might allow intruders into your systems to access highly sensitive data—leading to significant monetary loss.
Even with the strongest security and safeguards in place, vulnerabilities exist and open your company to unknown risk. Those gaps might be as unsuspecting as a database, an application, website access—even your own employees. And any of those access points could provide a direct route into confidential electronic data, such as financials, patient information, strategic or classified documents.
Pentest services delve deeper to pinpoint pathways to access, ranking the potential value of each and providing a clear roadmap for remediation. A penetration test is not only smart business practice but also an annual requirement for those who must remain in compliance with leading regulations like PCI, FERPA, HITECH, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, FACTA, and GDPR.
Let our team of experienced, ethical hackers conduct a comprehensive assessment of potential vulnerabilities, prioritizing those and recommending ways to block attacks before they damage your bottom line.
We begin with a simple question: what’s the least probable access point a criminal might use to gather intelligence that provides the greatest potential impact on your bottom line? From this question, we outline possible targets of attack and entry points via electronic, physical, and human means. This includes information your own employees might publish in the public domain, weaknesses in email passwords or log ins, remote access, and mobile footprints. We then perform reconnaissance over the span of several days to assess potential vulnerabilities from all angles.
Next, we put ourselves in your potential attackers’ shoes to determine overall risk and valuation. Based on what we know about current capabilities, strategies, techniques, and tools, we document any digital assets you might have at risk. We then prioritize that risk based on the net asset value were a loss event to occur.
To put our findings to the test, we simulate ethical hacking attacks that are primarily focused on high value target assets. Those tests are customized to align with your unique environment, vulnerabilities, and technologies. Findings are prioritized and compiled into our recommendations to help you focus resources on areas that could mitigate the greatest potential loss.
We present a detailed report on findings and results, giving you an overall picture of your security posture. Pentest reports are customized to help each organization meet their initial objectives and tailored to their own industry and regulatory environment.
Included in our report is a high-level overview and technical details around each penetration test along with your overall risk score. Know the probability, strength, and estimated loss potential of an attack along with controls currently in place to obstruct that event. Ensure requisite steps are taken to comply with PCI, FERPA, GLBA, SOX, HIPAA, or GDPR. You’ll also gain actionable insight and recommendations to reduce your risk in the short-, mid-, and long-term.