Solutions for Penetration Testing
What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration Testing is targeted cyber-attack prevention. In simple terms, a Penetration Testing consultant will think like a malicious actor and use their skill to try and gain access to your systems, documenting their findings along the way. Human-driven Penetration Testing identifies issues that would often not be found by automated scanning. For a holistic approach, it is recommended you employ such ‘offensive’ security methods alongside other techniques such as Vulnerability Scanning and Threat Monitoring.
Penetration Testing can operate at application-level, network-level or be specific to a function, department or a number of assets. Prior to any test, a consultant will scope out your requirements from both a technical and business purpose, as well as from a practical implementation perspective – how long will the test take, how high risk is it, what other software such as firewalls, anti-virus or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) could prevent access? It’s also important to plan for and mitigate against any unintended consequences of the testing process, which could impact other systems, your employees and even your customers.