Customizable solutions to educate clients, identify security risks, inform intelligent business decisions, and enable you to reduce your attack surface digitally, physically and socially. Inspects your network, application, device, and physical security through the eyes of BOTH a malicious actor and an experienced cybersecurity expert. We always encourage a penetration test to be as much of as an accurate representation of the true state of operations as possible, without stepping things up just before the test begins. If the only goal is to look good on a pen test, that is not a very sustainable strategy. Working with a security provider such as RedTeam Security that allows for remediation assistance and re-testing during the initial execution phase can help tremendously toward that end. Here are a few ways to nip the low hanging fruit in the bud and help increase your standing during a penetration test:.
A penetration test , colloquially known as a pen test , pentest or ethical hacking , is an authorized simulated cyberattack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system. The process typically identifies the target systems and a particular goal, then reviews available information and undertakes various means to attain that goal. A penetration test target may be a white box which provides background and system information or black box which provides only basic or no information except the company name. A gray box penetration test is a combination of the two where limited knowledge of the target is shared with the auditor. Security issues that the penetration test uncovers should be reported to the system owner. The National Cyber Security Center describes penetration testing as the following: "A method for gaining assurance in the security of an IT system by attempting to breach some or all of that system's security, using the same tools and techniques as an adversary might.