Penetration Testing

At CISO AG we know that penetration testing is a core tool for analysing the security of IT systems, but it is not a magic bullet or cure all. Our consultants will identify what systems need pen testing and when, we determine this by analysing your business requirements and overall security goals against your risk appetite. This process provides the best cost to result outcome for your security penetration needs.

Penetration Testing is a legal, structured procedure to evaluate the security posture of an organization. It determines the efficacy of the company’s security policies, controls, and strategies.

This practice simulates an attack against the security infrastructure of an enterprise, including its network, applications, and users to identify any exploitable vulnerabilities.

To strengthen the system, penetration testers proactively analyse for design flaws, technical weaknesses, and other vulnerabilities. The results of the vulnerability assessment are then comprehensively documented for executive management and the company’s technical audience.

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Penetration Testing

Different Penetration Testing Methods

Penetration testing evaluates an organization’s adherence to compliance requirements, the ability to respond to security incidents, and its employees’ awareness of security risks. At the end of the penetration testing process, the findings are identified, and exploited flaws are passed on to the organization’s IT and network system managers to make strategic decisions and prioritize remediation efforts.

CISO AG’s guidance will help you understand the proper commissioning and use of penetration tests. It will also help you to plan your routine security measures so that you gain maximum benefit from this powerful and sometimes expensive operation.

External penetration tests target the assets of a company that are visible on the internet, e.g., the web application itself, the company website, and email and domain name servers (DNS). The goal is to gain access and extract valuable data.

In an internal test, a tester with access to an application behind its firewall simulates an attack by a malicious insider. This is not necessarily simulating a rogue employee. A common starting scenario can be an employee whose credentials were stolen due to a phishing attack.

In a blind test, a tester is only given the name of the enterprise that is being targeted. This gives security personnel a real-time look into how an actual application assault would take place.

In this scenario, both the tester and security personnel work together and keep each other appraised of their movements. This is a valuable training exercise that provides a security team with real-time feedback from a hacker’s point of view.