Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Infrastructure Penetration Tests assess the security of all your interconnected assets present on your network to find vulnerabilities that can be exploited. These tests have been carefully designed to stringently test your computer network for a wide variety of weaknesses. A plan is then put in place to mitigate these risks from future attacks.

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How Pen Testing Benefits Your Business

Remediate Vulnerabilities Before an Attack Occurs

Demonstrate Compliance

Validate Your Existing Security Controls

Identify Areas for Future Security Investments

Understand Threats from Outsiders.

External Pen Testing

External penetration testing removes the uncertainty and risks of an external attack on your computer systems. It simulates an outsider attacker trying to gain access to your organization’s resources using the weaknesses in your systems.

An external penetration test will help your company identify and address weak spots, where sensitive information can be exposed. The resulting report will highlight systems that an outside attacker could take control of.

Understand Threats From Within.

Internal Pen Testing

Internal penetration testing is a process that will allow you to fully understand the potential threats from within. The test is designed to help you reduce the risks that are posed by individuals who have legitimate access to your computer systems and your network.

Our security experts will simulate an insider attack to see how far into your systems an insider can get while remaining undetected. The hacking test will highlight what information can be extracted or accessed from within your premises and environment.

How Pen Testing Works

Penetration testing is carried out by ethical hackers who use manual and penetration testing tools to exploit weaknesses in your systems. This testing of your internal and external security defenses uses real-life techniques used by the most sophisticated and intelligent cybercriminals. The results form the basis of a comprehensive report that shows issues and gives clarity to where your security systems are weak.

The pen test report will recommend and address exactly how to remediate these weaknesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Penetration testing, also known as pentesting, describes the assessment of computer networks, systems, and applications to identify and address security weaknesses affecting computer networks, systems, applications and websites. Some vulnerabilities can’t be detected by automated software tools. Penetration testing is a form of ethical cyber security assessment which ensures that any weaknesses discovered can be addressed in order to mitigate the risks of an attack. It is recommended that all organizations commission security testing at least once per year, with additional assessments following significant changes to infrastructure, as well as prior to product launches, mergers or acquisitions.

Types of pen test vary in focus, depth and duration. They can include internal/external infrastructure penetration testing, which assesses on-premises and cloud network infrastructure. Other types of tests include web application testing, which assesses websites and custom applications delivered over the web, mobile application testing which tests mobile applications on operating systems, including Android and iOS to identify authentication, authorization, data leakage and session handling issues, and build and configuration reviews which review network builds and configurations.

Penetration testing is an important part of maintaining cyber security and addressing gaps in your organization’s defenses. Penetration testing should be a critical element of all organizations’ security programs to help them keep up with the fast-evolving threat landscape. With threats constantly evolving, it’s recommended that every organization conducts a penetration test at least once a year, but more frequently when making significant changes to an application or infrastructure, launching new products and services, undergoing a business merger or acquisition or preparing for compliance with security standards.
High quality penetration testing services apply a systematic methodology to ensure that all the relevant aspects are covered. In the case of a blackbox external network pentest, once the engagement has been scoped, the pentester will conduct extensive reconnaissance, scanning and asset mapping in order to identify vulnerabilities for exploitation. Once access to the network has been established, the pentester will then attempt to move laterally across the network to obtain the higher-level privileges required to compromise additional assets and achieve the objective of the pentesting engagement. The final stage is the provision of a detailed report.
The duration of a penetration test will depend on the scope of the test and the nature of the organization. Factors affecting penetration testing duration include network size, whether the test is internal or external facing, whether network information and user credentials are shared prior to the penetration testing engagement. We discuss the options with you and agree what works best for your organization prior to starting the penetration testing.
All organizations are advised to conduct a penetration test at least once a year, as well as after any significant upgrades or modifications to the company network. Given the rapid rate at which new exploits are discovered, quarterly tests are highly beneficial. Regular penetration tests are often required for compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS.
To help facilitate the remediation process, pentesting should be assessed to ensure that it delivers actionable guidance to drive tangible security improvements. After each engagement, the ethical hacker assigned to the test should produce a custom written report, detailing and assessing the risks of any weaknesses identified, and outlining recommended remedial actions. We also offer a comprehensive telephone debrief following submission of the report.

Penetration testing costs vary widely, so it’s essential to ensure that the pen testing you select enables you to achieve the best security outcomes from your budget. Every organization has its own testing requirements and penetration testing pricing varies according to the type of test performed, as well as its overall objectives and duration. Penetration testing costs ultimately depend on the issues and requirements identified during the initial scoping phase.

Penetration testing as a service utilizes the tools, techniques and procedures used by genuine criminal hackers. At Paradigm Security, our approach incorporates two powerful sources of insight: the experience of our team of leading cyber investigators and the real-time threats gained from threat intelligence sources technology. For organizations whose cyber maturity is advanced, we can also provide customized services that focus on specific objectives and scenarios provided by your team.
As penetration testing involves the exploitation of vulnerabilities, a clearly defined scope is needed to ensure that testing won’t impact business operations and fall foul of the law. A good pentesting provider should work closely with you to minimize any potential disruption to your business during the testing process. They should also agree in advance how to maintain the security of your systems and assets throughout the process.