Advanced Penetration Testing

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Simulate real world cyber attackers

Advanced penetration testing is a simulated cyber security testing to check for exploitable vulnerabilities in a system. Pen testing may involve attempted breaching of application systems or front-end/back-end servers to uncover vulnerabilities, such as sanitized inputs that are susceptible to code injection attacks. It is important that networks and applications of an organization undergo penetration testing  periodically to ensure every probable security weakness is discovered and eliminated.

ValueMentor’s goal for penetration testing is to demonstrate the existence of known vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an intruder as they appear from outside the perimeter.

Our team performs more than 500 advanced penetration testing annually.

Advanced Penetration Testing Service

Preparation & Planning

We begin by defining the scope of testing, an activity done jointly with the client. We assess the operational requirements and information related to the machines, systems, and networks to be tested and develop a plan for carrying out the testing.

Information Gathering

We gather essential information regarding the hosts, network and/or applications in scope and analyze the details required to perform the testing.

Threat Modeling

Threat modelling is risk-based approach to designing secure systems and to identify & understand threats and mitigation to the organisation as early as possible.

Vulnerability Detection

Our team conducts certain processes like scanning the network with various scanning tools, identification of open share drives, open FTP portals, services that are running, and much more for the detection of vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability Exploitation

The vulnerabilities which are identified are further exploited in this process. Here the process is done manually using commercial tools and custom scripts and powershell

Analysis & Reporting

The engagement results in delivering a detailed report of the assessment. This includes an Executive Summary for the management, A Detailed report on each of the findings with their risk ratings and remediation recommendations.

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Advanced Penetration Testing

Organizations shall use the Advanced Penetration Testing service to validate their security controls. Some use cases are highlighted below

Testing Incident Response

To improve the readiness and to identify the alertness of the SOC / MDR Service, the  advanced penetration testing service may be utlized.

Simulate Targeted Network Attacks

The advanced pen testing team can be used to simulate an adversary targeting your organization through specific attack channels.

Key Deliverables

A Penetration test is useful only if the penetration tester provides you with an actionable report which is easy to understand and explains each risk in detail.

Management Summary

Our reports include a management summary that is easy to understand provides the overall risk posture of the tested environment. Additionally, a summary of the high and critical risks is also listed, so that it can be tracked by the management till closure.

Detailed Findings

The blue team, application support, and other technical team members need to understand the details of the weakness. The detailed findings will provide the information required for them to understand the risks so that they can be mitigated

Remediation Advisory

Our team will provide a list of recommended actions to mitigate the weakness. This could be as simple as referencing a web URL that provides step-by-step actions or as detailed as listing down the steps or workaround to mitigate the risk.

Revalidation Tests

Validating the closure of vulnerabilities is important. It confirms that the risks are brought down to acceptable levels or eliminated completely. We will perform a minimum re-test to validate the closures.

Advanced Pen Testing methods

Our advanced penetration testing service differs from standard penetration testing in its approach, the depth of the tests and the coverage of the scope.

Advanced Blackbox Penetration Testing

An advanced black-box penetration testing engagement is performed based on a minimal information received about the target environement. The testing process may span between few days to months depending on the engagement model.

Advanced Grey-box Testing

An advanced grey-box testing simulates the tactics used by adversaries such as APT groups or nation states. The intent is not just to identify vulnerabilities, but to identify the exploitation opportunities by these adversaries on your data and customers

Purple Team tests

Purple team tests are performed to test the blue team’s processess, people and technology to assess the defense capabilities.

Red team excercises

Red team testing is the most advanced penetration testing services offered by ValueMentor simulating the most advanced hackers.

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