IT infrastructure Penetration Testing

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What is IT penetration TESTING?

Penetration Testing (PT) is a simulated real-world attack against a business’s IT infrastructure or application. A penetration test (pentest) identifies vulnerabilities which are then exploited, and this is used by businesses to improve their cyber attack prevention strategies.

Why is IT penetration testing important?

Penetration tests provide an excellent view of the current security status of an organisation. The result of the penetration test helps business owners gain a better understanding of their levels of exposure, identify weaknesses in their IT systems and provide details for rectifying vulnerabilities which surface from pen testing. By carrying out network / application penetration testing, you make yourself much less vulnerable to malicious hacker attacks which could cripple your business and cause costly downtime.

COMMON PEN TESTING STRATEGIES

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) services help evaluate the security's existing status, identify the exact flaws, and advise a remedial action plan to safeguard the system. Cyber Security Penetration testing (PT) tests IT systems and security measures to detect potential external and internal vulnerabilities and threats.

The company is advised to conduct penetration testing whenever the team:

  • Adds/upgrades new network infrastructure
  • Installs new applications
  • Upgrades applications
  • Adds new security patches
  • Changes the end-user policies

By addressing these security flaws, you can ensure the best possible protection. Continuous testing ensures that the vulnerabilities within the system are exposed. The revalidation procedure ensures the closure of the identified vulnerabilities.

TÜV SÜD offers IT penetration testing services that provide a detailed risk assessment report with necessary risk mitigation measures based on the results. Our penetration testing solution enables companies to discover system weaknesses before hackers. This way, businesses can mitigate potential risks to the company's IT system and avoid costly breaches.

COMMON PEN TESTING TOOLS

We have listed a combination of commercial and open-source penetration testing tools to help you execute web application, database, and network tests to ensure penetration testing compliance.

Commercial Tools (Indicative List)

  • Nipper Studio: Security Audit Tool
  • Burp Suite Pro: Web Vulnerability Scanner & Interceptor
  • Nessus: Network Vulnerability Scanner
  • Core Impact: Vulnerability Exploitation Tool
  • Accunetix: Web Application Scanner
  • Checkmarx SAST: Secure Code Review Tool
  • HP Fortify: SAST Tool/Secure Code Review Tool

Open Source Tools

  • Nmap - Port Scanning, Fingerprinting
  • Kali Linux Tools for OS for PTSonarqube – Secure Code Review tool

TÜV SÜD is a globally trusted INFORMATION SECURITY penetration testing provider

As experts in IT security and data protection, TÜV SÜD can carry out penetration testing to the very highest standards. Our teams of cyber security penetration test stay up to date with all the latest cybersecurity breaches and hacking techniques and can therefore help you keep your systems future-proof. Our pentest expertise covers all business IT systems from major technology providers.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

TUV SUD adheres to pen testing guides, methodologies, and frameworks, prescribed by NIST and CIS along with Penetration Testing Execution Standards (PTES) provided by OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project). 

Our pen testing solutions are also intended to help organisations prevent the software errors described in SANS top 25. We provide penetration testing audits and penetration testing solutions compliant with international standards.

According to PTES, information security penetration testing is divided into seven phases or stages, which are as follows.

  • Pre-engagement interactions
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Threat modelling
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Exploitation
  • Post exploitation
  • Reporting

TÜV SÜD’s pentest services

We work with you to conduct a comprehensive, real-world penetration test. On completion of the simulated cyber security breach, you receive:

  • Detailed report including risk assessment – Our experienced cyber security penetration test experts will provide detailed documentation of the outcome of the pen testing and assess the risks of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Suggestions for network security improvements – By performing penetration testing, TÜV SÜD's experts not only expose security gaps, they also advise companies on how to close them.
  • Verification of the effectiveness of implemented actions/improvements – Companies have the opportunity to verify the success and effectiveness of their corrective actions in a follow-up session for the pentest services 
  • In-depth penetration testing assessment – TÜV SÜD can tailor a unique programme to suit your organisation’s needs. We can provide penetration tests on a regular basis spanning different areas with differing requirements to ensure the overall security of your business.
  • Related certifications – The improved IT infrastructure as a result of the penetration test can work in conjunction with other cyber security industry standards. TÜV SÜD is a one-stop provider for your other certification needs and services including ISO 27000 and Payment Card Industry compliance.

 

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