Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Management
Penetration testing is used to identify any weak spots in an IT system’s defenses which are vulnerable to attacks. It is an exercise where an ethical hacker scales planned attacks against a company’s security system in order to find vulnerabilities for the purpose of tightening security measures where needed.
Penetration Testing Stages
Vulnerability Coverage. Actionable Report. Quick Remediation.
Types of Network Penetration Testing
This test is carried out with no knowledge about the organization’s network. The tester uses penetration testing tools or social engineering techniques to show exactly what a potential hacker can see in your network.
Testers have complete knowledge of what they are looking for and conduct an internal penetration test to see what risks may arise from within the network. This is done by connecting to the LAN and exploring potential vulnerabilities.
The tester is given access to the internal network in order to stimulate an employee and assess internal threats within the company. Segmentation testing ensures that communication between networks is restricted.