Find weaknesses in critical resources and improve your security baseline by simulating malicious attacks.
We take a hacker’s perspective on your infrastructure and simulate an attack on your IT systems to identify and validate vulnerabilities that may pose risks to your organization. By mimicking the tactics and techniques of real-world adversaries, we validate exploitable pathways, identify errors in programming, and diagnose logical flaws in the system architecture that attackers could use to gain access to your IT environment.
Why Perform Penetration Testing
Achieve Important Goals
Find and Fix Vulnerabilities
When performing penetration testing, we look at your organization from the viewpoint of a malicious actor, find exploitable vulnerabilities, and fix them before they are used by adversaries.
By imitating actions that adversaries would take to penetrate your IT infrastructure, we gain an accurate understanding of your security posture and verify how effectively your systems work.
Identify Gaps in Compliance
A successful perimeter breach during penetration testing can expose violations of policies and compliance measures on the part of security staff or other employees.
Penetration testing results from an independent third party help showcase security flaws to an organization's management and provide evidence-based reasons for increasing budgets or implementing new solutions.
Penetration testing allows you to assess how well the security team is prepared for cyberattacks as well as to measure their monitoring and incident handling capabilities.
What you can test
Penetration Testing Categories
Finds and exploits vulnerabilities in systems, services, and applications exposed to the internet
SMART CONTRACT AND BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY ASSESSMENT
Perform a security review of your blockchain ecosystem and detect vulnerabilities within smart contracts (re-entrancy vulnerabilities, transaction ordering/timestamp dependence issues, mishandled exceptions, DoS- and deadlock-related vulnerabilities)
Tests the security of deployed wireless solutions and all wireless devices
MANUAL INTERNAL TESTING
Searches for security weaknesses from the point of view of an attacker who has gained access to an end user's system
WEB APPLICATION TESTING
Complex and detailed testing to discover security vulnerabilities in web-based applications
SOCIAL ENGINEERING TESTING
Uses social engineering methods and test phishing campaigns to attempt to obtain sensitive information from employees
AUTOMATED INTERNAL TESTING (AVAILABLE AS CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT)
Tests your entire infrastructure daily, weekly, monthly, or at
any other interval, trying every possible attack vector based
on automated discovery of vulnerabilities and performance of ethical exploits while ensuring undisrupted network operation
MOBILE APPLICATION TESTING
Analyzes the behavior of mobile applications (iOS and Android) in a dedicated isolated sandbox environment
Reveals security vulnerabilities in API functions, how APIs could be abused, and how authorization and authentication could be bypassed
How you can test
Choose the Type of Pentesting That Best Suits Your Goals
The penetration tester has no internal knowledge of the target systems,theirarchitecture,ortheir source code. Taking an average hacker'sperspective,thetestertries to identify and exploit vulnerabilities from outside the network.
What You Get in the Report
Your penetration testing report will contain:
• An Executive Summary for key decision-makers with no technical background, containing high-level results and what needs to be fixed immediately
• A Technical Summary with specific findings
• A description of successful attack vectors, demonstrating what vulnerabilities were exploited (and
how) to penetrate the infrastructure
• Recommendations for remediation and risk management
Before performing penetration tests, we agree on how much the customer will know about the scope of testing and the testing plan by deciding on one of three testing types:
the customer's team has full information about the time and plan for the test
the customer's team has some general or partial information about the test
the customer's team is not informed about when and how testing will be conducted
ISSP Penetration Testing Methodology
Define the scope and
goals of the test
Build a method of attack
Attempt to exploit common vulnerabilities, errors in programming, and logical flaws in the architecture
Detail the findings, classify vulnerabilities, analyze risks, and recommend mitigation strategies
Search for an organization’s IT assets, technologies deployed, leaked credentials, and sensitive information indexed by search engines
Map infrastructure and application surfaces, identifying vulnerabilities that may be used in the attack
Obtain sensitive information, access to other servers, and credentials to be used for further attacks
Check whether identified vulnerabilities were mitigated correctly
Penetration testing standards
that we use
OWASP Testing Guide
PTES Penetration Testing Execution Standard
ISECOM OSSTMM – Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual
NIST Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment
ISACA IS – P8 Security Assessment – Penetration testing and vulnerability analysis
PCI DSS Penetration Testing Requirements
BSI Penetration Testing Model
You should also consider
Additional Testing Options for Better Results
SOURCE CODE ANALYSIS
Using the white box Static Application Security Testing (SAST) methodology, a tester examines the application from the inside, searching its source code for conditions that indicate a security vulnerability might be present. Static code analysis establishes the impact, likelihood, and severity for each type of vulnerability.
All our pentests include recheck by default, but consider performing a new penetration test at a defined period of time after the first test. With retesting, the team of testers is already aware of the targets, their business logic, and previous findings. Retesting can include new functions and pieces of software added to the initial targets.
Watch our video to get an even deeper understanding of Pentests
WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
'It is extremely helpful to Honeywell cybersecurity team that you have shared ISSP Labs unique expertise regarding cyber-attacks investigation.'
What is the Penetration Testing?A Penetration Test also known as a Pentest is a professional cybersecurity assessment that emulates the attacker's technics in compromising the target infrastructure. By holding a Pentest, you would practically define the weakest points of your infrastructure and be equipped with actionable information on mitigating discovered vulnerabilities and threats. Today, Pentest is considered to be one of the universal type of cybersecurity assessments, which proofs to third-parties that you care about your security.
How do I know that I need a Pentest?Top three reasons to start planning a Pentest: 1) If you have never carried out a Pentest or had one a long time ago, there are no doubts that it would be beneficial to plan an assessment now. 2) Most regulators and compliance standards in cybersecurity require to have a Pentest at least on the annual basis 3) If you have just made significant changes in your IT infrastructure, the vulnerability landscape should have significantly changed and you should update your awareness
How to define the cost per Pentest engagement?Once you defined that you need a Pentest, you would already know the key drivers and infrastructure elements a Pentester should focus on. A qualitative Pentest engagement is always a manually handcrafted piece of work, which utilizes tens and hundreds of special tools and services to maximize the vulnerability detection rate. Essentially, the cost structure for the Pentest is assembled from the certified ethical hacker's efforts and the tools, which are used for the particular engagement. For Enterprises the rule of thumb is that a Pentest engagement during the year shall not exceed 10% of the IT budget, while for SMEs these costs could be more significant compared to usual spending for IT. The best way to define the exact cost is to define the goals and develop a technical scope jointly with a Penetration Testing team of your choice.
What You Get in the Report?Your penetration testing report will contain: An Executive Summary for key decision-makers with no technical background, containing high-level results and what needs to be fixed immediately A Technical Summary with specific findings A description of successful attack vectors, demonstrating what vulnerabilities were exploited (and how) to penetrate the infrastructure Recommendations for remediation and risk management
When you need penetration testing?You had a breach, recovered, and now want to outline other possible attack scenarios You are about to release a major upgrade to your web app or you have developed your first mobile app and are about to launch it on the App Store or Google Play Store Your IT infrastructure was heavily rebuilt after you switched to working from home and needs to be assessed To win a deal, your client/partner/investor demands that you demonstrate cybersecurity compliance A regulator requests that you regularly perform pentesting Your most recent pentests were all delivered by your current service provider, so it’s a good time to change the attacker’s view and double-check previous results You want to start taking care of cybersecurity, and pentesting is an easy way to start