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Many businesses have already run a vulnerability assessment, so they may ask why they need to take the extra step of running Pen Tests. Penetration testing usually occurs after performing a vulnerability assessment. A vulnerability assessment has the same goals as a Pen Test, but generally, a vulnerability assessment only employs automated vulnerability scanners to spot common issues.
It’s true that vulnerability scanning can help by pinpointing security vulnerabilities. Good scans even categorize security risks, assign risk levels, and offer remediation suggestions. While it’s not the same thing as a penetration test, this kind of assessment may be used to help gather the information that will help plan the test.
In contrast, a Network Pen Tester will engage in what’s called ethical hacking. These security professionals will set up tests that behave as if they came from a real digital criminal. By simulating actual attacks, computer, internet, and Network Penetration Testing will uncover exactly how systems respond to an actual cybersecurity threat. The security professionals will also provide clear remediation advice that may apply to software, hardware, or even the human side of managing complex digital systems.
As technology advances, digital criminals’ methods to exploit weaknesses in an operating system or network also evolve. Some examples of these flaws include social engineering attacks, SQL injection, outdated versions of software, poorly configured firewalls, and malware.
Some security weaknesses could expose sensitive information, which can result in violating compliance requirements, bad press, and of course, the loss of customer trust. On the other hand, exploitable vulnerabilities that merely lead to losing next month’s cafeteria menu may not threaten that much harm to a company. It’s essential to determine the risk levels for various systems to allocate resources accordingly.
Security posture refers to an organization’s overall security status for hardware, software, networks, data, and processes. It includes security controls, security management, and the ability to react and recover to threats. Businesses need to assess and document their security posture before they can hope to improve it. Having a strong security posture can help business leaders make confident decisions and improve their company’s overall trust.
Businesses cannot expect to fix information security for sensitive data until they know the problem exists. Once caught, companies can expect suggestions to remediate issues as the final product of the testing process. While these may include technical recommendations, they may also cover business processes or even employee education about resisting phishing, developing strong passwords, etc.
A holistic approach to perform penetration test that not only discovers security vulnerabilities, but also finding business logic vulnerabilities along with security checklists based on industry standards, including OWASP Top Ten, PCI Compliance etc.
Before an application assessment can take place, STN defines a clear scope of the client. Open communication between STN and the client organization is encouraged at this stage to establish a comfortable foundation from which to assess.
STN engineers collect as much information as they can on the target, employing a myriad of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) tools and techniques. The assembled information will assist us with understanding the working states of the association, which permits us to evaluate the risk precisely as the engagement progresses.
At this stage, we consolidate computerized contents and instruments, among different strategies in further developed data gathering. STN experts closely inspect any conceivable assault vectors. The accumulated data from this stage will be on the basis for exploitation in the upcoming stage.
In this step, we initiate both manual & automated security scan to find all possible attack vectors & vulnerabilities. After this, we run exploits on the application to evaluate its security. We use different methods and open-source scripts and in-house tools to gain a high degree of penetration. All these are done cautiously to secure your application and its information
This is the final stage of the whole assessment process. In this stage, the STN analysts aggregate all obtained information and provide the client with a thorough, comprehensive detailing of our findings. The entire report will contain a high-level analysis of all the risks along with the final report will highlight all the weaknesses and strengths present in the application.
Once the process is completed our team will discuss the report and find the appropriate solutions for the bugs located. After that, a comprehensive discussion will be carried out to fix these vulnerabilities . We will ensure that the changes were implemented properly and all the vulnerabilities have been fixed. The team will provide detailed closure or remediation report which reflects the more secure state of the application.