Penetration test is the subject of checking and reporting the security weaknesses in the information systems owned by the institution by a third eye. The first step of proactive security, this test called as penetration test. All means are tried to infiltrate the information systems determined by the institution. The purpose of the penetration test is to provide authorized accesses as well as to detect security gaps in the systems.
There are many different ways in which penetration testing is defined, made and marketed. Because it is often confused with running a "security gap scan", "compliance check" or "security assessment", penetration testing stops in a few critical ways outside of these efforts:
A penetration test not only reveals security gaps but also takes the next step to actively use these gaps for the purpose of proving real-world attack vectors against an organization's IT assets, data, people, and/or physical security.
While a penetration test may involve the use of automated tools and process frameworks, ultimately, the individual or testers have the experience brought by the test and the skills and abilities that they use in the context of an active attack linked to them and the most important of these; organization. Highly automated, well-fused, and developed networks using advanced countermeasure technologies are usually vulnerable to the peculiar nature of the human mind.
A penetration test is designed to answer the question: "What is the real-world effectiveness of my current security controls for an active, skilled attacker?" We can meet this with the right configurations by creating a simple scenario with security or compliance checks that check the presence of the required controls. Even a 100% compliant organization can be vulnerable to a talented human threat in the real world.
A penetration test allows the investigation of multiple attack vectors against the same target. Mostly it is a combination of information or security gaps in different systems that will lead to a successful compromise. Although there are examples of penetration tests over a vector that limit their scope to just one target (for example, a web application pen test conducted solely for the internet browser), its results should always be considered in detail: The results are only useful in the context in which the test was conducted although the test has produced valuable results. In other words, limiting the context and vector limits the understanding of real-world security risk.
The pentest (penetration testing) methodology, which is vital in penetration tests, is a guide for working with a verifiable, interpretable and repeatable technique. These rules, which have been tried and standardized before, give successful results when applied correctly and completely.
With our Penetration Test service, we aim to produce healthy and successful results by inspecting your safety. Our penetration test types; Web Application Pentest, Network Pentest, Cloud Pentest, DDoS Pentest, Wireless Pentest. Your test will be carried out successfully by choosing the one suitable for your institution.
Why should I have a Pentest?
Checking and reporting security weaknesses in your information systems by a third eye is one of the first steps of proactive security. No matter how much you pay attention to your security, there is always a chance that something might go unnoticed, so it is in your best interest to have your security tested by white hat hackers. In addition, standards such as PCI, HIPAA also require Pentesting.
A few reasons why an organization should invest in penetration testing:
Determining the feasibility of a particular attack vector
Identifying high-risk security gaps resulting from the combination of low-risk security gaps exploited in a particular sequence
Identifying security gaps whose detection may be difficult and impossible with automatic network and application security gap scanning software.
Assessing the magnitude of potential business and operational impacts of successful attacks
Detecting the abilities of network defenders for detecting the attacks and responding to them successfully
Providing evidence to support increased investment for investors and customers in C-level management in security personnel and technology
Compliance harmony (for example, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires both annual and ongoing penetration testing (after any system changes)
A institution needs to identify the vectors used to access a hacked system (or the entire network) after a security issue. Combined with forensic analysis, a penetration test is often used to reconstruct the chain of attacks, or confirming that new security controls put in place prevents a similar attack in the future.