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Penetration Testing

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Advanced Attack Simulation

Organisations that have been through multiple successful rounds of penetration testing resulting in a hardened environment have a very tough problem: How do they get a successful penetration test?

The common approach offered by many penetration testing firms just don’t deliver results in these well defended organizations. Success require custom attacks, as by definition they are protected against any common approach that could be conducted. Conducting an assessment over a two to three week period of time just does not adequately allow for this to occur. On the other hand, the cost of conducting a multi-month focused assessment is just not in many organizations budgets.

At TechnoPilot®, these sorts of hardened environments are what we love to work in. A job that requires us to stretch and find new attack methodologies is just what we are looking for, and we have been lucky enough find ourselves in this situation many times. Because of this we have been able to build a cost effective process for these environments to provide top notch network security that may be right for you.

TechnoPilot® Top Notch Network Security Attack Simulation Services

A real attacker is not subject to artificial time limitation when it comes to building an effective assault against your organization. Obviously this is not something that is realistic as a service, but we have found effective methods of short cutting this process.
Its a given that custom attacks are required in this sort of environment, and the most important ingredient for building a custom attack is information. Paying an assessment team to collect information that you are already in possession of is just not cost or time efficient. We bypass this by sitting down with your team and let you teach us about your company and systems. As you are the most knowledgeable party on the subject, we depend on your expertise to walk us through what you have in an interactive manner. This process alone can save months of effort and cost.

Using the information that we are provided, we then go back to our labs and model potential attack points that we have identified. We spend a period of time developing custom attacks that are modeled to be specific against your organization. The unique combination of software in use and the workflow that is put in place always creates targets of opportunity that are overlooked or not practical to attack using traditional methods,thus ensuring top notch security for your network. After we have a series of hacking attacks constructed we start the active phase of the assessment. Here we put the new attacks to work, modifying them where needed based on differences encountered in the real world compared to the labs. At this point we are able to actively simulate a determined attacker that has specifically targeted your organisation in a manner that is not otherwise possible without spending many months on the project.

With the results of this phase completed, using our experience in dealing with discovery of new software vulnerabilities we work with the various vendors to report up details of newly discovered issues and get them corrected as soon as possible. Using all of this information we then work with you to conduct an in depth analysis of what happened as part of the assessment, why, and what can be done to prevent it from happening in the future.

Is this right for you?

This solution is not for everyone. Your information security program and defenses have to be mature enough to stand up to this level of effort. However if you are increasingly frustrated with finding an assessment team that can handle your environment this may be the prefect fit for you. No other company can provide this level of service. Offensive Security has unique experience in a combination of areas from zero-day exploit discovery to hands on training of high security organizations. If you think you are ready for this level of assessment, contact us and we can discuss your options and provide you with world class security.

A penetration test, occasionally pen test, is a method of evaluating the computer security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from external threats and internal threats. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerabilities that could result from poor or improper system configuration, both known and unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures This analysis is carried out from the position of a potential attacker and can involve active exploitation of security vulnerabilities.

Security issues uncovered through the penetration test are presented to the system’s owner. Our Effective penetration tests will couple this information with an accurate assessment of the potential impacts to the organisation ensuring top notch network security and thus propose a range of technical and procedural countermeasures to reduce risks.

Penetration Tests are valuable for the following reasons:-

1.  Determining the feasibility of a particular set of attack vectors
2.  Identifying higher-risk vulnerabilities that result from a combination of lower-risk vulnerabilities exploited in a   particular sequence
3.  Identifying vulnerabilities that may be difficult or impossible to detect with automated network or application  vulnerability scanning software
4.  Assessing the magnitude of potential business and operational impacts of successful attacks
5.  Testing the ability of network defenders to successfully detect and respond to the attacks
6.  Providing evidence to support increased investments in security personnel and technology

Penetration tests are a component of a full Security Audit.