A penetration test is an expression used by security professionals to describe a number of security testing techniques. These techniques can be used to compromise an organization’s network security and overcome security procedures (with the organization’s consent and supervision). The techniques range from automated vulnerability assessment tools to advanced manual testing techniques performed by security professionals. EEDS Team™ consists of world-renowned penetration testers who are skilled in the art of “manual penetration testing.” Our team finds the maximum number of vulnerabilities, using a combination of automated and manual scans. Automated scans depend on the knowledge base of the scanners. These scanners contain “signatures” of commonly known and exploited vulnerabilities.
There are limits to the amount of vulnerabilities these scanners can detect. Studies have shown that detection rates of even the best vulnerability scanners cannot match the detection rates that result from a thorough manual scan.
There are two types of test services: Black-Box tests & White-Box tests.
A black-box (blind) penetration is a term used to describe a penetration test where the tester has little or no prior knowledge about the target system. This type of testing usually involves exploiting the target system externally, simulating a real world external attack before it can occur. As EEDS security testers keep themselves updated on the techniques external threats usually use, this testing is very useful to identify potential vulnerabilities that automated tests are not equipped to anticipate.
A white-box penetration test is used when the tester has intimate knowledge about the target system. This data (such as such network diagrams and technical information about internal/external applications) is provided by the organization. This type of testing usually involves exploiting the target system internally, simulating internal attacks before they can occur. White-box penetration testing is also useful to identify design flaws that might have slipped in during the conception of the Infrastructure.
The benefits of EEDS penetration testing are numerous as it can
- Identify external/internal vulnerabilities.
- Identify network (LAN/WLAN) and application level vulnerabilities.
- Measure an organization’s ability to detect an external/internal attack.
- Measure an organization’s ability to respond to an external/internal attack.
Also, penetration testing can be done periodically, facilitating continued monitoring of web infrastructures. As outside threats continually upgrade their techniques, it helps to have someone like EEDS doing the same, keeping one step ahead of threats. The frequency of penetration tests depends on the following factors: size of the organization, reputation and client base.
Penetration Testing is a component of a full security audit. It includes
External Penetration Test
- Server penetration testing
- Router penetration testing
- Firewall penetration testing
- Operating system installation and maintenance.
- The discovery of real risks and solutions independent of any vendor Pure Hacking will analyze the critical components of a Web-based portal, e-commerce application, or Web platform.
On-Site Security Assessment
- Internal on-site penetration testing gives the organization the assurance it needs to transact safely on the internet and with business partners.
Application Security Assessment
- Using manual techniques and hundreds of appropriate tools, the application security assessment pinpoints specific vulnerabilities and identifies underlying problems. The analysis integrates detailed vulnerability and countermeasure information for:
- session management
- data integrity
- data confidentiality
- privacy concerns
Proactive Penetration Testing
- A potential attacker will visit a site on a periodic basis, to monitor if there is a new way to break into a system. If they find a way, they will often leave a “back door” to get in at a later date. Hence, the client can be attacked even after it has been through a rigorous security verification. Proactive penetration testing is the scheduled monitoring of an infrastructure / site to insure no new vulnerabilities have been inadvertently created.
Wireless Penetration Testing
- Wireless penetration testing identifies and exploits security vulnerabilities in your wireless environment. It is meant to improve your network’s wireless security posture. It carries out extensive security testing over the wireless devices and protocols detected in your organization, records the presence of vulnerabilities, and informs you of the threats they pose to your network by active exploitation. It draws you a practical picture of what will happen if a real attacker exploits these vulnerabilities.
Social engineering Penetration Testing
- engineering penetration testing will determine if your people are susceptible to being tricked into revealing information or doing an action item, such as opening an Office document sent in an email. Social engineering is an art that leverages people’s tendencies to trust. It exploits their complicity in being blissfully gullible in the approach to their work. Trust is a truly noble human characteristic; however, in terms of organizational security, it is also a truly significant weakness because trust can be exploited. Social engineering penetration testing will manipulate individuals’ trust and attempt to influence them to ignore your organizational security policy.
Physical Penetration Testing
- Physical penetration testing determines the vulnerabilities present in your organization’s physical security controls by simulating attacks of real-world intruders. You will learn whether intruders can break into your buildings or data centers or be able to access your internal network through company workstations. This type of testing offers you a thorough analysis of all your weak points by actually exploiting them and providing you “proof-of-concept.” It will list all of the vulnerabilities in your existing physical security with details of how we were able to take advantage of them.
INCIDENT RESPONSE – Have you been hacked?
- How an organization identifies, reacts, and recovers from security incidents by hackers or anyone else with malicious intent, is referred to as “Incident Response.” EEDS Security has an organized approach toward managing the aftermath of security violations of your organization. If there is evidence to suggest a violation of your organization’s security posture, then a security incident has likely occurred and requires a response from you, or a qualified team such as the one our security will provide. Security incidents can range from a simple policy violation, scans, compromises, denial of service attacks, and malware infestations, all the way to an insider stealing thousands of credit card numbers. Until investigated thoroughly, it is never clear what has truly occurred.
- Computer, Mobile, Network, Database, Cloud is the collection and analysis of digital information used as evidence in the court of law. This evidence is used in administrative, civil, and criminal cases. During forensics investigations, EEDS Team™ employs proven scientific methods to collect and analyze inculpatory and exculpatory evidence. The goal of digital forensics is to inspect digital media for the purpose of identification, preservation, and analysis of facts relevant to the case.
- Our Forensic Phased Approach:
- Data Imaging Phase
- Extraction Phase
- Identification Phase
- Analysis Phase
- Reporting Phase
- Chain of Custody—We Know It Is of Critical Importance
- Questions Our Report Will Answer:
- What are the most critical vulnerabilities that threaten the security of my perimeter defenses?
- What is the probability that a hacker penetrate my perimeter and gain access to my data?
- Do I have unauthorized hosts on my network?
- How do I prioritize the vulnerabilities, create a plan for improvement and get the budget approved?
- Can a hacker access my internal network and resources via my website?
- Can I provide management with evidence concerning the current risk associated with Web-based applications?
- Can I obtain sufficient vulnerability details to facilitate cost-effective risk mitigation?
- Can I gain sufficient knowledge about my security posture to assist in short and long term strategy and budget planning?
- How effective is my security awareness training?
- How effective is my physical security?
- What are the risks that confidential information can be leaked to unauthorized persons?
✪ Unlike our competitors we will propose along with report a full solution to mitigate all the risks, start immediately implementing it, and then we make sure to maintain a solid secure system you won’t be left alone.
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