Recent events and developments, as well as regular tests, provide for a more and more precise focus on cyber-attacks. They can affect not only big corporations, but also small firms where an increased hackers’ activity is reported. Regular penetration tests conducted for the IT infrastructure prove the best method to detect threats to our internal resources.
Pentests, being penetration tests, involve identification, analysis and assessment of the risk related to vulnerability to threats and security gaps. During penetration tests, our expert team conducts a controlled attack on a client’s ITC systems, with the aim being to provide a practical assessment of the system safety at the very moment. It is necessary to remind that a penetration test when conducted does not automatically involve security improvement. Upon presenting the results, it is necessary to implement suggestions and recommendations for the issues to be shot.
Penetration tests can include, but are not limited to:
- Safety tests of web and WWW server applications
- Safety tests of network infrastructure
- Risk related to the implementation of IoT solutions in the organization
- Safety of mobile applications
- Sociotechnical tests
The scope of services is determined on a single basis and depends upon the client’s needs and requirements.
When conducting tests, we perform not only strictly technical operations, like scanning, testing and verifying attack vulnerability, but also, if necessary, we interview selected persons who deal with systems and IT infrastructure elements indicated to be tested.
At the center of our tests there is a need to ensure that our clients are not exposed to any potential loss of their systems’ stability. Tests are conducted in compliance with applicable standards and based upon long-term experience acquired by our employees. This is why we do maintain a high standard of performed works, whilst following expectations of our business partners.
We can distinguish three basic models that are followed when performing penetration tests of IT systems and web applications:
The results of our works are presented in the report which contains a detailed analysis of threats detected during tests, including a manner of their elimination. Its elements include descriptive information and detailed technical data on the conducted tests and controlled attacks, as well as their results and recommendation to introduce changes. Due to the use of the data from penetration tests, administrators may consciously introduce corrections to the systems and networks, which actually allows a higher safety level to the entire infrastructure.
The know-how about an actual safety of the ITC infrastructure proves necessary to undertake any improving activities. The results of our works allow to precisely determine priorities related to IT modernization and maintenance and prove an excellent assistance when building a safe development strategy and operations of our clients’ businesses.