Penetration & Vulnerability Testing

Detecting System Weak Points

Penetration and vulnerability testing is a comprehensive evaluation of your business’s security posture. It is designed to detect system vulnerabilities, as well as give a real-world assessment of how effective your security programs are in protecting against attacks. Get proactive with your IT security, contact Velocity Solutions today.

Pinpoint System Attack Vectors

Penetration testing is an attempt to gain access to systems or networks using techniques that malicious attackers would use. It evaluates the effectiveness of current security measures by using tools and techniques such as vulnerability scanning, social engineering tactics, and manual exploitation attempts. The goal of penetration testing is to identify weaknesses in the system before they are exploited by hackers.

Vulnerability assessments/scans focus more on identifying potential vulnerabilities in the system and providing recommendations on how to address them. Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) offers ongoing monitoring, analysis, and reporting on an organization’s security posture over time. Custom Malware Development involves creating custom malware programs that can be used to test an organization’s ability to detect and respond to malicious activity.

Why Pen Test?

  • Helps detect vulnerabilities that may otherwise stay unidentified
  • Identifies new hazards posed by potential attackers and invaders
  • Identifies vulnerabilities in systems and online applications in real-time
  • Helps evaluate the efficacy of web application firewalls
  • Helps evaluate the organization’s cyber defense capacity
  • Helps identify and display real-time threats and vulnerabilities
  • Helps locate potential vulnerabilities inside the system infrastructure network or inside an application

Identify and Patch Exploitable Areas of Your System

There are many benefits to penetration and vulnerability testing on your IT systems. Businesses can improve their overall security posture and reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber attack. Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools can help organizations detect vulnerabilities early before attackers can exploit them. This allows organizations to take action to prevent potential attacks. Many industries and organizations must undergo regular penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

By identifying and addressing vulnerabilities early, organizations can save money that would otherwise be spent on responding to and recovering from a successful cyber attack. Penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools can provide organizations with a better understanding of their systems, including how they are configured and how they can be secured. This can help organizations make more informed decisions about their security posture.

Our Penetration & Vulnerability Security Process

Penetration and Vulnerability Scan Discovery

1. Preperation & Discovery

Before beginning any penetration and vulnerability test, it is essential to understand what tests need to be conducted. This includes determining which systems or networks need to be tested and what type of access will be necessary. Additionally, it is vital for those commissioning the test to provide detailed information about their security environment so that relevant tests can be conducted. This may include information such as firewalls and other security devices in place, as well as which protocols are used and how data is stored. Once the tester collects this information through reconnaissance activities, they can begin planning for the execution phase of testing.

2. Penetration & Vulnerability

With discovery complete, our team begins running a series of tests against your system or network to identify vulnerabilities or weaknesses. This starts with vulnerability scanning and analysis to determine where potential weak spots may exist. Additionally, network mapping and discovery of open ports will help identify areas where attacks could originate from within an organization’s network infrastructure. Finally, exploitation activities are conducted to access sensitive information or services being tested within the system or network.

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Security Recommendations

3. analysis & Recommendations

Once all testing has been completed, we provide detailed reports outlining our findings and recommendations for remediation measures that should be taken to address any identified vulnerabilities or weaknesses. These reports include detailed observations about steps taken during testing, explanations about exploits used during exploitation activities, and recommendations for improving overall security posture.

Penetration & Vulnerability Testing FAQ

Penetration testing, or pen testing, identifies and exploits vulnerabilities in a computer system or network to identify potential security risks.

Penetration testing is vital because it helps organizations identify weaknesses in their security infrastructure before they can be exploited by malicious actors. This allows organizations to address these vulnerabilities before they can be used to compromise sensitive data or systems.

Vulnerability scanning is a process that involves automated tools that scan networks or systems for known vulnerabilities. These scans can help identify potential security weaknesses that attackers could exploit.

While vulnerability scanning and penetration testing identify security weaknesses, vulnerability scanning typically involves automated tools that scan for known vulnerabilities. In contrast, penetration testing involves manual attempts to exploit identified vulnerabilities.

The frequency of penetration and vulnerability testing depends on factors such as the organization’s size, the complexity of its IT infrastructure, and the level of risk associated with its operations. However, it’s generally recommended that organizations conduct these tests at least once a year or after any significant changes to their IT environment.

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