Limit the Impact of a Potential Security Incident
Annual penetration testing is critical in supporting your organization’s security posture and compliance efforts. A penetration test will break down vulnerabilities into those that are exploitable, pinpoint specific areas of high risk, and identify which vulnerabilities are jeopardizing your organization’s most critical assets.
Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Pen Testing?
We evaluate and offer recommendations to improve your organization’s security posture, test its existing defense capabilities, limit the damage of a possible security attack, and assist in executing legal or regulatory compliance requirements.
Why Is Penetration Testing Important?
The most important objective of a penetration test is not necessarily to find all existing vulnerabilities but rather to provide your organization with data to effectively manage and prioritize overall business risk. A RedLens pen testing engagement helps your organization:
Identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your systems and applications
Build customer trust and brand security
Prevents costly data breaches
Meets PCI compliance standards
RedLens Infosec's Penetration Testing Methodology
We use a comprehensive 7-step process to implement our penetration testing engagements.
Your RedLens team will work with you to fully understand your goals and scope the engagement. We will establish a secure method for information exchange, and create a Rules of Engagement document that will confirm the details of your engagement.
The discovery phase is where the engagement actually “starts.” Depending on what type of engagement it is, this phase will typically include port scanning, IP/DNS lookups, open source intelligence (OSINT) gathering, identifying systems and access, and crawling web applications.
Creation of Attack Plan
Based on the information gathered in prior phases, your RedLens team will enumerate and conduct coordinated scan activity, map the inventory, and perform a threat capability analysis.
During the attack execution phase, experienced penetration testers are launching coordinated attacks using tactics that adversaries may use to exploit discovered weaknesses. Some of these tactics may include, but are not limited to, social engineering, password auditing, automated vulnerability scanning, manual exploitation, establishing persistence, lateral movement, and data exfiltration.
Analysis & Verification
RedLens conducts a manual analysis and verification of the identified findings to confirm security vulnerabilities, eliminates false positives when possible, and assesses the potential risk. Any discovered element(s) will be included in documentation, reports, and diagrams.
Creation and Delivery of Final Report
A final report will be provided that includes both an Executive Summary and a Technical Summary. The Technical Summary will include service enumeration, all significant vulnerabilities identified (ranked by severity), evidence of findings, targeted recommendations for remediation, as well as steps to reproduce so that your team can verify mitigations were successful if they wish.
If customers choose to have RedLens verify the mitigations were successfully implemented, we will perform a re-test of those findings identified during the initial engagement. Following a re-test, the team will provide a report that confirms the current status of those findings, and documents evidence of that status. This is especially important when performing penetration tests for PCI purposes for instance, to meet requirement 11.3.3 (PCI DSS 3.2).
Secure Your Business to Prevent a Data Breach
Don't wait for a compromise to identify a weakness. Penetration testing will determine how well your organization is prepared if, or when, you suffer an attack.
"CampusGuard has been a long term partner of Oakland University since 2019 and has partnered on a variety of initiatives including GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, Table Top Exercises, and penetration testing. Their ongoing consulting/QSA support services have been extremely valuable in helping OU to refine and mature our security and compliance programs. In particular we really appreciate CampusGuard's flexibility and quick response time, for example promptly arranging a call to discuss how a proposed purchase or architecture change may impact compliance."
Top Penetration Testing FAQs
A penetration test, or pen test, evaluates security vulnerabilities and gaps and identifies areas of high risk in your organization's systems, networks, applications, and operating procedures.
Routine penetration testing allows you to safely test the security of your organization’s systems against real-world threats that could impact your network security, identify vulnerabilities caused by operational weaknesses, outdated security policies, insecure settings, bad passwords, software bugs, configuration errors, etc., and provide steps for remediation.
A pen test will flag areas of weakness – before a hacker finds and exploits them. This proactive test of the organization’s overall exposure helps to protect you from financial and reputational loss, as well as potentially devastating downtime.
Web application penetration testing, or "web app pen testing," is a security testing process designed to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in web applications. The primary goal of this testing is to assess the security of a web application by simulating potential attacks that a malicious hacker might use. The testing process typically involves a series of systematic tests and assessments to uncover vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other security issues that could be exploited by attackers.
Wireless network penetration testing, or wireless security testing, is a type of security assessment that focuses on identifying vulnerabilities in wireless networks. These assessments are performed by security professionals or ethical hackers (like RedLens InfoSec) to evaluate the security of a wireless network and its associated devices. The primary goal of wireless network penetration testing is to uncover weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious individuals or unauthorized users.
Mobile application penetration testing, or mobile app security testing, is the process of evaluating the security of a mobile application to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors. Mobile applications, which run on smartphones and tablets, have become a significant part of our daily lives and store sensitive information, making them a prime target for cyberattacks. Penetration testing helps identify and rectify security issues before they can be exploited by attackers.
Physical pen testing, or "physical penetration testing," is a type of security assessment that focuses on evaluating the physical security measures of a facility or organization. During a physical pen test, penetration testers, or "pentesters," attempt to gain unauthorized access to a building, data center, server room, or other physical assets in order to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors.
Physical penetration testing typically involves techniques such as lock picking, social engineering (e.g., posing as an employee or a delivery person), tailgating (following an authorized person into a secure area), and even attempting to bypass security systems physically. Pentesters may also test the organization's ability to detect and respond to security breaches.
Physical pen testing is an important component of a comprehensive security assessment, helping organizations identify and address weaknesses in their physical security measures to better protect their assets and data.
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