“Good Morning. We’ve been hacked….”
It is your worst nightmare. While you slept, there has been a data breach. Your team is working out how much information the hackers have seen. It is unfortunate. Really chaotic situation. But it didn’t need to be that way.
Insecure network configurations, authentication problems, as well as flaws in application source code and logic, are just three in a long line of underlying vulnerabilities that could be exploited by criminal hackers. With your organization’s attack surface continuing to grow, keeping out the bad guys is an uphill struggle.
With threats continuing to spread in both volume and sophistication, understanding how an attacker might breach your business’ defenses as well as the appropriate action needed to address the risk is an important part of effective cyber security.
Think like a hacker. The best cyber security companies use real-life adversarial techniques to identify common and complex vulnerabilities. A team of ethical hackers can help your organization to clearly understand its weaknesses and develop a strategy to significantly reduce your cyber security risk.
Let’s start with your network infrastructure. We need to identify and exploit a wide range of security vulnerabilities. This enables our team to establish if assets such as data can be compromised, classify the risks posed to your overall cyber security, prioritize vulnerabilities to be addressed, and recommend actions to mitigate the risks identified.
Next is wireless testing. Unsecured wireless networks can enable attackers to enter your network and steal valuable data. Wireless penetration testing identifies vulnerabilities, quantifies the damages these could cause and determines how they should be fixed.
Then on to an Application and API security code review. Security vulnerabilities contained within software are commonly exploited by cyber criminals and are easily introduced by under-pressure programmers that cut corners. It is imperative to conduct automated and manual penetration tests to assess back end application logic and software and API source code.
Human behavior continues to be one of the weakest links in an organization’s cyber security. The best pen test service will include a range of vishing and phishing attacks designed to assess detection of spurious phone calls and email messages designed to trick employees into disclosing sensitive information and performing malicious actions.
Websites are vital for conducting business in today’s competitive digital economy. With one in every five dollars spent online, protecting your systems and data, including the personal details of customers, is vital for avoiding brand and reputational damage as well as ensuring compliance. Website penetration testing must identify vulnerabilities including SQL injection and cross-site scripting problems plus flaws in application logic and session management flows. Mobile app usage is also on the rise, with more and more companies enabling customers to conveniently access their services via tablets and smartphones.
Finally, a firewall and Host configuration review is a must. Firewall rule sets can quickly become outdated, which increases information security risk. By attempting to breach your organization’s firewalls, penetration testers can detect unsafe configurations and recommend changes to optimize security. Host security is a fundamental part of cyber defense. Penetration testing services assess whether a host’s operating systems and applications have been appropriately hardened to provide protection against advanced system threats.
Your report is in. It has pinpointed several risks but given you a few clear actions to make you safe. Schedule the next penetration test and sleep well…