Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing are conducted to identify the security vulnerabilities and potential exploits that can cause an impact by unauthorized users ranging from financial or sensitive information leakage, user account take over or complete access to the target organization's environment.

A vulnerability can be defined as a bug in code or a flaw in software design that can be exploited to cause harm or a gap in security procedures or a weakness in internal controls that when exploited results in a security breach.

Security assessment can be carried out on publicly accessible or internal systems for the environment's physical systems as well as that uses various cloud service providers.

The evaluation of the system components helps to understand the security posture and the effectiveness of the security defenses of the organization. The resulting exhaustive report includes the critical finding that can help organizations evade another security incident.

Methodology

  • Information Gathering

    Post scope definition, we enumerate the scoped systems to gain information about the potential vulnerabilities.

  • Reporting

    Share a detailed risk description of every reported vulnerability along with POC,and criticality depending on the risk and potential business impact.

  • Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation

    Identify the security risks that could be vulnerable and attempt to exploit to gain access to additional potential assets.

  • Confirmatory Assessment

    System and components are re-tested to validate the applied fix after remediation for the identified observations

  • Post-Exploitation

    Assess the value of the compromise machine entrypoint to determine further exploitation.

  • Final Reporting

    Based on the test results of the confirmatory assessment, a Pass/Fail report is issued.

benefits

  • Reveal potential threats, by evaluating the security defense by assessing the system and components for known and unknown vulnerabilities.

  • Evaluating the security defense by assessing the system and components for unknown vulnerabilities.

  • Determine the maturity of security posture of the business and determine remediation strategy accordingly.

  • Get a third person independent review of your business technologies and manage risk.

  • Meet industry security standards and comply with regulations ( PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, ISO 27K etc ).

frequently asked questions

Our team will share the pre-requisite documents which mentions all the scan requirements such as connectivity, IP whitelisting, user credentials to access the application etc. You will need to fill up these documents as per the applicable assessment and share the filled documents with the team to initiate the tests.

Our tests are always non-intrusive in nature. However, at the time of these assessments, a minimal amount of network traffic may be generated. Customers can always choose whether they like the scans to be initiated during the business hours or outside business hours.

The frequency of a Vulnerability Assessment or Penetration Test is determined as per the applicable industry security standards for an organization. It also depends upon the Risk Assessment results. However, as an industry best practice, it is recommended to perform these assessments at least once a year or upon a change in the environment.

Vulnerability assessments and/or penetration tests are typically performed using a combination of manual and automated techniques and technologies to identify vulnerabilities on servers, endpoints, web applications, wireless networks, network devices and mobile devices (depending on scope and goal of the engagement).

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