Network Penetration Testing for Security

The technology that keeps your business humming is one of your most valuable assets.

Despite widespread knowledge that hacking occurs on a broad scale, 33% of IT professionals say it has taken over a year to discover a breach. What’s more —  55% said they were unable to identify where that breach took place.

As cybercrimes rise in quantity and sophistication, companies must safeguard their data to keep sensitive information and consumer data protected. Sentek Cyber knows that if you want to stay one step ahead of hackers, you’ve got to think like them. 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, allowing us to identify vulnerabilities in your environment before bad actors can exploit them. This will help you:

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

Network Penetration Testing

Identifying your network’s weaknesses is the first step to protecting the network. Hackers can attack your network by finding ways to enter servers, desktops, laptops, printers, and anything that is running a TCP/IP stack.

Web Application Penetration Testing

Any application that’s connected to the Internet has the potential to be exploited. Vulnerabilities occur due to security misconfigurations and errors, insecure architecture, poor coding practices, lack of input validation, and insecure data storage that is common in web applications.

WiFi Penetration Testing

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

Organizational Penetration Testing

This two-phase security penetration testing evaluates your employees and processes for security risks.

The first phase is an Internet-wide Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) search for all publicly available information about your organization and your information system, as well as 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 communicated immediately and securely for proper remediation. This phase provides a realistic view of the internal-only information that is, in reality, accessible to those outside of your network.

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 likelihood to expose sensitive corporate information.

Mobile Device Penetration Testing

The increasing rate in data exchange between mobile devices is creating more opportunities for corporate information to become at risk. Evaluating and ensuring the security of your mobile assets is critical in protecting your company’s data. Using discreet, secure testing, we can assess risk factors and inform you on 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)

There is No Substitute for Penetration Testing Experience

Are all penetration tests the same? Absolutely not.

Some companies will try to pass off a low-cost vulnerability scan as a penetration test. These are not able to detect all vulnerabilities. True penetration testing requires a human to adapt to unique configurations, obstacles, and environments exactly as an attacker would.

Sentek Cyber’s effective penetration testing detects, identifies, and immediately communicates the highest risk vulnerabilities to the client. We can report back in real time and provide expedient remediation recommendations.

Our methodology derives from the security industry Penetration Testing Standard (PTES), and is further informed by National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) special publications, Department of Defense instructions, and other U.S. government directives and global best practices. We combine these standards and recommendations with the most advanced aspects of security industry best practices. Our best-of-both-worlds approach ensures that our methodologies are applicable to both commercial and U.S. government organizations and information systems.

After 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, operational-level recommendations for managerial remediation, and technical-level weaknesses and vulnerability listings. From there, we can provide support for remediation next steps.

Contact Sentek Global today to speak to our knowledgeable cyber team about penetration testing to fortify your company’s digital security.