Penetration tests, also known as pen tests, use ethical hacking techniques to uncover weaknesses in your IT systems that could be exploited and used against you.
Vulnerability scans use automated tools to find potential security issues. In contrast, a penetration test involves a professional who simulates the many different tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) employed by malicious cyber criminals to exploit vulnerabilities and demonstrate the real-world impact. By nature, a penetration test cannot be fully automated as it involves a specialist penetration tester looking for new and creative ways to compromise a system.
By proactively identifying and fixing security vulnerabilities, a pen test will help you manage and improve your security posture and prevent attackers and intruders from causing damage.
With cyber threats continually evolving and growing in number, regular pen testing is a key component of any business’s cyber security strategy.
Air Sec’s team of highly skilled penetration testers are experienced and fully certified by internationally recognised organisations such as Offensive Security, CREST and EC-Council. This means we can thoroughly test all aspects of your IT environment to the highest standards.
Using specialist threat intelligence and ethical hacking techniques, we’ll simulate an attempt to infiltrate your systems. This will allow us to identify any vulnerabilities that could compromise your business security. We’ll help you prioritise and remediate risk, in order to strengthen your security and keep you one step ahead of cybercriminals.
Our Network Penetration Testing service provides a comprehensive overview of your IT environment and how resilient it is when it comes to cybercrime. By leveraging exploits inside and outside your organisation, we’ll demonstrate how a hacker might gain access and control of your network.
We use two main penetration testing methods, covering your external and internal network security.
An external pen test mimics an attacker attempting to gain remote initial access to your internal network by exploiting security issues and vulnerabilities present on your boundary devices such as firewalls and external facing services such as line of business applications.
We will rigorously test all your Internet-facing assets including firewalls, line of business applications, email servers and domain name servers. As part of an external pen test, our role is to identify any issues that could lead to a breach of your external network perimeter.
Our internal infrastructure pen test aims to discover what an inside attacker could achieve with initial access to your network. This could be an attacker who has already compromised your external firewall or managed to obtain valid remote access credentials via phishing attackers, or a rogue employee who attempts to cause disruption to the system or steal valuable data for monetary gain.
We will emulate the potential actions and objectives of malicious insiders in order to identify risk and protect your business from cybercrime that can lead to data theft and operational disruption.
Our approach to each web application is different. These penetration tests involve finding previously undiscovered vulnerabilities alongside known (or publicly disclosed) vulnerabilities. In a unauthenticated web application pen test, we methodically assess all initial functionalities exposed to users before login is required, in order to simulate an attack carried out by a cybercriminal to gain access to the authenticated part of the application.
Similar to the internal infrastructure pen test, authenticated web application pen tests begin starts with an assumed breach and assesses the threat of an inside attacker. Rigorous testing is carried out across all functionalities exposed to an authenticated user, identifying issues that allow an attacker to gain further access to sensitive data or privileged system functionalities (privilege escalation).
Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated. One of the ways you can defend your business is by ensuring your end users remain aware of the threats and stay vigilant. We can help with this by simulating phishing campaigns coupled with user awareness training to the whole organisation. This can be especially effective when delivered at regular intervals.
More focused phishing simulations can also be carried out, targeting a smaller number of individuals in order to test the existing defences in place to detect attacks and/or monitor breaches.
Wireless networks offer great flexibility for employees, but they can also allow cybercriminals to enter your systems without permission when they’re managed ineffectively.
We’ll assess your wireless infrastructure including corporate and guest Wi-Fi networks to detect any exploitable vulnerabilities such as unsecure encryption protocols, misconfigurations, weak access controls and more. This will enable you to maintain the integrity of your wireless infrastructure and protect your business from would-be attackers.
With full expertise in IT and security, we’ll safely exploit your security vulnerabilities and minimise disruption to operations.
We’ll identify risk and help address weak points to strengthen and improve your security posture.
All our penetration testers are trained and accredited Offensive Security Certified Professionals (OSCP) and work in accordance with industry best practice.
We follow proven and ethical penetration testing standards and provide a full report of your vulnerabilities with recommended remedial actions. Contact us today to find out more about our penetration testing costs and services.
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