Enterprise Cybersecurity Demands Penetration Testing
You’ve never been more at risk of data breaches and cyberattacks. Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are especially vulnerable to these ever-increasing threats. In the past year, two out of three SMBs suffered cyberattacks and data breaches, costing an average of $380,000 per incident. Your business can’t take chances when protecting its valuable assets. That’s why penetration testing is an absolute must.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Protect your business, meet compliance standards, and achieve peace of mind with Integrated Technology by your side. With our offensive protections, you can rest assured that your business is protected from potential harm.
- Identify Hidden Risks: There are likely hidden risks within your network that you aren’t aware of. We identify any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in your cybersecurity infrastructure, so you gain a better understanding of your organization’s cybersecurity status.
- Schedule Flexibility: Our pentesting services offer scheduling flexibility. You decide when and how often to perform the tests, allowing you to prioritize your security needs.
- Real-time Notifications: Stay informed throughout the testing process with real-time notifications. Know exactly when the test starts and stops, keeping critical individuals in the loop.
- Informative Reports: Our detailed reports provide valuable data, including risk assessments, benchmarking against peers, and comparisons with previous assessments.
- Cost-Effective Solutions: Our pricing is competitive, delivering more value for the same or lower cost than traditional penetration testing firms.
- Transparency and Collaboration: Access a dedicated portal to communicate with our consultants, track progress, and receive preliminary results and completion dates.
- Reduce Turnaround Time: With detailed activity logs, you can correlate activities with your SIEM and incident response procedures, streamlining detection and response.
- Realistic Attack Simulations: We mimic real-world attack scenarios beyond standard penetration tests, ensuring your organization is well-prepared for genuine threats.
- Incident Response Evaluation: Identify strengths and weaknesses in your incident response and detection procedures through simulated attacks.
- In-Depth Vulnerability Analysis: Discover your technical security controls’ configuration strengths and weaknesses, enabling targeted improvements.
- User Awareness Training Assessments: Evaluate the effectiveness of your user awareness training program and educate employees on cybersecurity best practices.
- Insightful Reports: Our detailed reports provide actionable insights, outlining areas for improvement and necessary security enhancements.
- Collaborative Approach: Work closely with our cybersecurity experts to review results and strategize for a more robust defense.
Advancing Cybersecurity with Penetration Testing
Integrated Technology brings you the next evolution in cybersecurity with penetration testing. Our platform incorporates industry-leading methodologies and cutting-edge tools into a single deployable SaaS solution.
Pen testing allows organizations of all sizes to test their network security at any time. Say goodbye to the challenges of expensive testing that only yields low-quality and unactionable results. With our testing platform, you can meet compliance requirements, implement best practices, and stay protected in the face of ever-changing cyber threats.
Typically, several stages are involved in a full-scale simulation:
- Planning: In the planning stage of penetration testing, Integrated Technology discusses your organization’s goals to determine and outline the most appropriate and successful testing strategy.
- Discovery: In the discovery phase, our penetration testing software identifies key bits of information about anything from IP addresses to personal employee data.
- Penetration and Exploitation: During the penetration stage of testing, our software attempts to penetrate your network. If the efforts are successful, the software determines how far into your network it can go.
- Analysis: Our software then generates a report of the penetration test findings. This report outlines what steps were taken and what risks are most prevalent.
- Repair: Integrated Technology will immediately help you repair and remediate the network, as these weaknesses pose real-life threats if left exposed.
- Retesting: To ensure the penetration was successful, the final stage includes a retest. This guarantees that the discovered vulnerabilities were sufficiently addressed.
Your Cybersecurity Partner: Integrated Technology
At Integrated Technology, we take pride in being your go-to cybersecurity partner. Our skilled consultants bring years of experience, certifications, and industry contributions to every engagement. With our penetration testing, we offer comprehensive cybersecurity solutions to safeguard your organization against cyber threats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Penetration testing, sometimes referred to as a pen test, is a controlled attempt to analyze a cybersecurity infrastructure by safely exploiting vulnerabilities to measure its defensive efficacy. These weaknesses may be present in a variety of aspects of the network, including operating systems, applications, end-users, and more. This simulative exercise is commonly executed using either manual or automated technologies to attack servers, devices, and other network components. Our testing determines where any deficiencies lie and exploits those areas to achieve deeper and deeper infiltration to evaluate just how susceptible the business’ network is to cyber damage and a completely safe manner.
Pen testing is performed using various methods, including open-box, closed-box, internal, external, and covert penetration tests. These different types of penetration tests are uniquely designed to measure the full spectrum adequacy of a cybersecurity network.
Open-Box Penetration Testing
The hacker is given some basic company network information before performing the test.
Closed-Box Penetration Testing
The hacker is given no background information prior to the test, also known as a single-blind test.
Internal Penetration Testing
A hacker performs the test from inside the business network to simulate a dissatisfied employee.
External Penetration Testing
The hacker executes the test against the business’ external security walls to simulate an outside cyber attacker.
Covert Penetration Testing
Also called a double-blind test, this test is executed at a time when almost no one in the company is expecting it.
Penetration tests and vulnerability scans are similar in concept but differ in a few ways. Firstly, a penetration test identifies weaknesses in each and every IT environment, whereas vulnerability scans target a more general scope. Additionally, vulnerability scans are automated tools that examine the security network and create a report. Penetration tests, on the other hand, attempt to infiltrate the network as a real-life hacker would and thereby provide a more practical outlook on what risks your business actually faces, specifically. In essence, both services are beneficial practices, but penetration tests take vulnerability scans a step further.
Depending on the type of penetration test being performed, there are typically several stages involved in a full-scale simulation: Planning, Discovery, Penetration and Exploitation, Analysis, Repair, and Retest.
In the planning stage of penetration testing, both the ethical hackers and the clients should outline their goals to determine what would make for a successful test.
In the discovery stage of penetration testing, the ethical hackers will attempt to identify key bits of information about anything from IP addresses to personal employee data.
Penetration and Exploitation
In the penetration stage of the test, the hacker will begin their infiltration attempt. If the efforts are successful, the hacker will then see just how far into the network they can go.
After the exercise, the testers should develop a report that details the findings of the penetration test, outlining what steps were taken and what risks are most prevalent.
The cybersecurity firm immediately helps the client repair and remediate the network, as these weaknesses pose real-live threats if left exposed.
To ensure that the penetration test was successful, the final stage should always include a retest. This guarantees that the discovered vulnerabilities were addressed sufficiently.
Penetration tests are a highly crucial cybersecurity exercise as they simulate real-world scenarios, forcing your network to behave authentically and responsively in real time. A business security system often appears robust on the surface but may be easily broken down by even the most average cyber attacker. With meticulous planning, careful analysis, and thorough repair, a penetration test helps ensure that your business can defend itself against the inevitable.
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