Integrated Assessment Services performs penetration testing services, which is the testing of information systems security. Penetration Testing Services are executed by a team of highly trained experts that will walk through your organization’s information systems and conduct tests, according to the highest levels of industry standards.
Penetration Testing by IAS
Penetration Testing involves the semi-automated and manual process of identifying vulnerabilities in various enterprise technologies, such as firewalls, routers, or servers. Penetration Testing Services approach may include the usage of automated tools as well as manual penetration testing techniques that are performed by experts with extensive security experience and knowledge in order to detect vulnerabilities and perform detailed assessments. Penetration Testing is a process that might be executed before, during, or after any type of development project lifecycle phase. Penetration Testing Service
What are Penetration Testing Services?
A penetration test is a process of evaluating the network’s security and finding its vulnerabilities.
Types of Penetration Testing?
The different types of penetration tests include network services, applications, client-side, wireless, social engineering, and physical. Penetration testing may be external or internal to simulate attack vectors against an organization or business.
Cyber Security Assessment
A security assessment is an evaluation of the network and its protective measures. Penetration testing usually follows a security assessment.
An external penetration test is when the assessment team starts outside of the target organization’s boundaries and progresses to specific systems or networks within the organization.
The first step in an external penetration test is mapping out all points of entry into the company. The next step is to identify the targets within those points of entry. These targets could be systems or even people with access to critical data. After identifying these possible targets, the penetration testing team performs a port scan on each one of these targets in order to determine which ports are open and active on that system or network segment.
The next step is to probe the target with a number of different attack vectors. The penetration testing team may use custom scripts or flaw-scanning software that exports data about what vulnerabilities it finds back to the penetration tester. The primary goal is to identify any way in which an intruder could enter your network and then work on preventing these types of intrusions.
The results of an external penetration test should be documented with a report that outlines all the findings and recommendations for improvement. The testing team may also provide a list of resources or recommended actions that need to be taken in order to fix some or all of the issues identified during the examination.
A data security audit is performed when there are specific security concerns about a client’s data and it is necessary to review the network connection security and encryption policies in place. In cases where a company uses an outsourced storage supplier, social media productivity may be compromised. The analysis of an outsourced storage supplier should be carried out carefully.
External Penetration Test vs. Internal Penetration Test
External penetration testing is considered a security exercise, in which a team of hackers tries to identify weak spots and vulnerabilities in your network or business process. The main goal of this external test is to check how well the organization’s systems can withstand an attack from outside sources.
Internal Penetration Test (web app)
An internal penetration test, on the other hand, is usually performed by a team of in-house employees or contractors. The primary goal of this test is to check whether the system can withstand an attack from inside the organization’s boundaries.
Internal Penetration Testing (web app) vs External penetration testing and web vulnerabilities are caused due to weak passwords being used, outdated software and lack of patches and/or updates, unexpected loopholes in the code, and non-existent or non-working security controls.
Penetration Testing Methodology
In order to perform a successful penetration test, it is usually necessary to follow a set of pre-defined steps. Below is a Penetration testing methodology guide that describes how information should be gathered prior to the actual testing:
Reconnaissance – Information gathering pertaining to information about the target. This will usually be done with reconnaissance tools such as search engines and social media sites, but can also involve more advanced methods of gathering data such as using OSINT (Open-source intelligence).
Enumeration – Listing all potential points of entry into the system. This is typically done with port scanners or network mappers, but can also involve more advanced methods if no other resources are available.
Gaining Access – Exploring all of the different potential points of entry to determine whether they are viable targets for exploitation. This will often include extensive research and analysis in order to find any existing vulnerabilities in the system; and if a viable point of entry is found, it will then include the use of penetration testing tools to exploit any discovered vulnerabilities in the system.
Maintaining Access – Exploring and modifying an intrusion once it has occurred so that control is maintained. This step usually entails manipulating security controls on the target’s system or network such as using firewall rules, ACLs (Access Control Lists), and other security policies to maintain control over the target.
Privilege Escalation – Continually evaluating a system for new opportunities in order to see whether it is possible to elevate privileges on the network or on a specific system on the network. This may involve discovering new exploits or even social engineering an employee to provide new credentials.
Maintaining Persistence – Hiding the intrusion in order to ensure that it is not discovered by a third party or by the target system. This will usually include setting up backdoors and/or proxies and creating automated scripts for operations such as reconnaissance, enumeration, or exploitation of vulnerabilities on the target system.
Data Exfiltration – Pulling data out of the target system once an intrusion has been discovered. Data exfiltration can be carried out manually but is often automated for added security and efficiency.
Post-Exploitation Activities – This step involves carrying out activities that will need to be carried out even after the actual penetration test has been completed. This will typically include documenting the results of the penetration test, reviewing and logging all data that was collected during the intrusion, and creating a report on the entire penetration test.
Release Phase – This phase is when the penetration tester and his team release control to the software developer or system administrators who will then try to fix any vulnerabilities discovered during the penetration test.
Why IAS Penetration Testing
Since Penetration testing is a very technical and time-consuming process, IAS has professionals who specialize in it. Our Penetration testers have detailed knowledge of the most advanced security techniques for Penetration testing.
We check all aspects of your network, software systems, and applications to find potential vulnerabilities before they are exploited by malicious hackers or cybercriminals.
Benefits of Penetration testing
- Penetration testing is essential for every organization to identify vulnerabilities and ensure their protection from cyberattacks, online frauds, etc.
- Penetration testing is also helpful in determining the inside risks of your network that are usually caused by employees or users themselves.
- Penetration testing helps you assess the effectiveness of your information security policies and procedures related to your network and computer systems, find out if they are secure enough to stop attacks.
- Penetration testing also helps you assess your overall information security posture, even by suggesting potential changes in order to prevent any future data loss. Penetration testing usually reveals the existence of a weak and unprotected part of your system which may be vulnerable to cyberattacks.
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Step 1 Penetration Testing
Penetration testing is a methodical technique to test an information security system for vulnerabilities. Penetration testers work on the target system and try to find any loopholes in the security of your application or network. Penetration testers can discover different types of vulnerability, such as design flaws, deficient configurations, inappropriate access controls, and failures in authentication mechanisms.
Penetration testing will be more effective if Penetration testers have access to the source code of the application. Penetration testers try to enter into your computer network, system, or applications in any way that they can find out. Penetration testers use different methods like IP spoofing, broadcasting, and other hacking techniques.
Penetration Testing is a very complex process and Penetration testers may need a significant amount of time to understand the Penetration testing environment. Penetration Testing is a good way to test your IT infrastructure and identify penetration vulnerabilities.
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Step 2: Vulnerability Assessment:
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Step 3: Penetration Testing & Reporting:
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