Penetration Testing

Did You Know?

33% of IT professionals said it took more than a year to discover a breach

55% said they were unable to determine where the breach occurred


Your critical systems can only support your daily operations and improve business value if they are protected from outside attack. The best way to prevent attacks is to view your system protections as attackers do — from the outside looking in. Our Penetration Testing process takes your system through the rigors of a “real world” malicious attack to systematically identify and document vulnerabilities in your environment that could be exploited.


Sentek Cyber’s signature end-to-end Penetration Testing methodology provides a standardized testing and evaluation process with comprehensive reporting upon which you can base your most sensitive security decisions. Our methodology derives from the security industry Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), and further informed by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) special publications, DOD instructions, and/or similar U.S. government directives. We extend these standards and recommendations with the most advanced aspects of security industry best practices to produce a “best-of both worlds” approach that allows our methodologies to be applicable to both Commercial and U.S. Government organizations and Information Systems.

By using best practices and advanced technologies in combination with diligent manual testing by a knowledgeable team, we can determine where your defenses are lacking. We’ll help you understand exactly what you can do about those vulnerable areas and put you on the fast-track to closing information leakage gaps.

Our team of experienced security engineers will conduct testing and analysis, mimicking the attacks you expect as well as those you could not expect. This will help you:

  • Identify previously unknown weaknesses
  • Assess the difficulty of various methods of attack
  • Understand and prioritize risk mitigation and remediation efforts


Are all penetration tests the same? Absolutely not. Some companies will try to pass off a low-cost vulnerability scan as a penetration test. While automatic scans are available, they are not able to detect all vulnerabilities. A true penetration test requires a human to adapt to unique configurations, obstacles and environments exactly as an attacker would. Effective penetration testing must detect, identify and immediately communicate the highest risk vulnerabilities to our client. We can report back in real time and provide expedient remediation recommendations.

Sentek Cyber’s Penetration Testing teams have been using specialized Penetration Testing tools and custom scripts for years – in some cases, up to 20 years. These tools represent the latest and most advanced attack platforms, kits and applications that are available today. The Penetration Testing tools used by our teams in testing your systems encompass hundreds of tools and thousands of modules.



Securing your network by identifying the weaknesses in it is an integral base component of any security plan. Hackers can attack your network by finding ways to enter your network elements, servers, desktops, laptops, printers and anything that is running a TCP/IP stack.


Any application that’s connected to the Internet has a potential for exploitation via the Internet. Vulnerabilities occur due to security misconfigurations and errors, insecure architecture and design choices, poor coding practices, lack of input validation and insecure data storage that is common to custom web applications.


WiFi can be the backdoor route to some of your most sensitive information, so it’s imperative to test your WiFi systems. Our penetration tests include both physical and virtual reconnaissance to understand known and unauthorized vulnerability points. WiFi often bypasses network security perimeter defenses and becomes the weak link.


This two-phase security penetration test evaluates your employees and processes.

The first phase is an Internet-wide Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) search for all publicly available information pertaining to the target organization (the Information System owner and/or operator), your Information System, and any closely related organizations or systems. We identify if any information has been leaked to the public. If we uncover any extremely high-risk information, that information is immediately and securely communicated to the owners of the information for proper, real-time remediation. This phase provides a realistic view of the internal-only information that is routinely leaked beyond the enterprise’s perimeter.

The second phase involves Social Engineering, in which we challenge your users with carefully crafted and extremely convincing spear phishing emails, phone call scripts, and in-person dialog exchanges. This evaluates their susceptibility to expose sensitive corporate information.


ICSs are used to manage everything from power grids to manufacturing control floors. They form the basis for most of America’s Critical Infrastructure. Our penetration testing methodology evaluates the security posture of all logical levels of an ICS installation including enterprise, management and control floor.

We assess user management and access controls, including application-level security parameters.


The increasing rate in data exchange between mobile devices is creating more opportunities for corporate information to be at risk. Evaluating and ensuring the security of your mobile assets is critical in protecting your company’s data. Using discreet, secure testing, we are able to assess risk factors and provide you with information regarding how a malicious attacker could or will enter your system. Common vulnerabilities in mobile operating systems such as iOS and Android include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Installed Apps
  • Configuration of Security Options
  • Insecure Data Storage (personal, financial, and medical data)
  • Privacy Weakness (photos, texts, emails, social media, etc.)
  • Unprotected Credentials (passwords, security tokens, and usernames)

At the conclusion of Penetration Testing, Sentek Cyber will provide a detailed report containing a three-tiered threat level assessment highlighting the risks and vulnerabilities. This executive summary outlines the overall security posture of the target IS and organization, operational-level recommendations for managerial remediation, and technical-level weaknesses and vulnerability listings. From there, we can provide support for remediation next steps.

With over 14 years of experience in military-grade cybersecurity assurance, we can help commercial businesses detect and secure their data from potential breach.