Ethical Hacking to Prevent a Potential Intrusion
BLACKWEB LTD. offers complete penetration testing services designed to identify system vulnerabilities, validate existing security measures and provide a detailed remediation roadmap.
Our team, equipped with the latest tools and industry-specific test scenarios, is ready to deliver a thorough checkup to pinpoint system vulnerabilities, as well as flaws in application, service and OS, loopholes in configurations, and potentially dangerous non-compliance with security policies.
We recommend to fulfill a pentest in case if:
– Regularly scheduled analysis and assessments are required by regulatory mandates;
– New network infrastructure or applications were added;
– Significant upgrades or modifications to infrastructure or applications were made;
– New office locations were established;
– End-user policies were modified;
– Corporate IT was significantly changed.
Types of a penetration test we provide:
Network Services Test
Web Application Penetration Testing
Remote Access Security Test
Social Engineering Test
Physical Security Test
Penetration testing methods we apply:
We work in life-like conditions having strictly limited knowledge of your network and no information on the security policies, network structure, software and network protection used.
We examine your system having some information on your network, such as user login details, architecture diagrams or the network’s overview.
We identify potential points of weakness by using admin rights and access to server configuration files, database encryption principles, source code or architecture documentation.
Steps of a Penetration Test
1. Planning and reconnaissance
The first penetration step involves planning to simulate a malicious attack – the attack is designed in a way that helps to gather as much information on the system as possible.
This is possibly one of the most time-consuming stages as ethical hackers inspect the system, note the vulnerabilities, and how the organization’s tech stack reacts to system breaches.
Based on the finding of the planning phase, penetration testers use scanning tools to explore the system and network weaknesses. This pentest phase identifies the system weaknesses that are potentially exploited for targeted attacks. It is essential to obtain all this information correctly, as it will define the success of the following phases.
3. Gaining System Access
Having understood the system’s vulnerabilities, pen testers then infiltrate the infrastructure by exploiting security weaknesses. Next, they attempt to exploit the system further by escalating privileges to demonstrate how deep into the target environments they can go.
4. Persistent Access
This pentest step identifies the potential impact of a vulnerability exploit by leveraging access privileges. Once they have a foothold in a system, penetration testers should maintain access and hold the simulated attack long enough to accomplish and replicate malicious hackers’ goals.
5. Analysis and Reporting
This is the result of a penetration test. As part of the last stage, the security team prepares a detailed report describing the entire penetration testing process. Some information or detail that should appear are:
The seriousness of the risks emanating from the vulnerabilities discoveredThe tools that can successfully penetrate the system. Highlighting those points where security had been implemented correctly. Those vulnerabilities that need to be corrected and how to prevent future attacks (remediation recommendations).
This phase is possibly the most important for both parties. As this report is likely to be read by both IT staff and non-technical managers, it is advisable to separate the report into a general explanation part and a more technical aspect, i.e., the executive report and the technical report.
Penetration Testing Benefits
Complete view of vulnerabilities
We provide detailed information on real security threats, help to identify the most critical and less significant vulnerabilities along with false positives, so that the Customer can prioritize remediation, apply needed security patches and allocate security resources.
Regulatory compliance (GLBA, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA/NIST)
The detailed reports generated after penetration testing help to avoid fines for non-compliance and allow to illustrate due diligence to auditors by maintaining required security controls.
Avoiding the cost of system/network downtime
BLACKWEB’s team provides specific guidance and recommendations to avoid financial pitfalls by identifying and addressing risks before attacks or security breaches occur.
How Much Will It Cost for Your Project?
We shape the final price based on the number of targets and the required testing methods. We will be pleased to provide an estimate for your project.