What is a penetration test?
Penetration testing is also known as ethical hacking and, in simple words, involves simulating cyber attacks so as to identify and exploit the vulnerabilities of the targeted infrastructure in a safe manner.
The system’s vulnerabilities can have many causes, including: unintentional flaws in the design of the software code, improper software configuration management implementation, using the software application in a way was not intended to be used.
How many types of penetration tests are?
Most businesses have included technology in their regular functioning or are fully dependent on it. Because every business is unique, for how many businesses there are, we have as many penetration tests!
A good pentester understands how the given business works, knows its features and therefore, has the ability to select the proper methods to achieve the goals (generally several techniques shall be combined to meet the objectives). There are no standard penetration tests, suitable for all the systems to be tested.
Because the information disclosed to the cybersecurity team has a major impact over the results of the penetration tests, here is what we consider one of the most relevant classification of the penetration tests (from the many classifications that can be found):
What are the benefits of the penetration tests?
The Hidden Process team possesses the necessary experience and abilities to perform penetration tests so as to:
Determine whether/which of your sensitive data is exposed to risk (by gathering information about your business and understanding the targets of a possible attacker).
Identify and understand the vulnerabilities your sensitive data is exposed to.
Evaluate and measure the security of the targeted system.
Improve your cybersecurity strategy.
We encourage and sustain strategies which involve identifying and assessing the vulnerabilities so as a successful cyber attack to become extremely costly and difficult for the potential attacker.
What do you get at the completion of the penetration test?
Each penetration test shall end by providing a detailed report comprising the identified vulnerabilities, ranked in order of their significance together with their explanations, accessible for both the technical and non technical teams.
The report shall be accompanied by a list of recommended actions for removing the identified vulnerabilities as well as suggestions for the long term improvement of your business cybersecurity.
How much will it cost?
We know how important costs are.