This method will expose the actual damage the vulnerabilities can cause by replicating what an actual hacker can or could do. It helps to assess the tolerance of business in cyber-attacks.
Penetration Testing (PT)
Penetration Testing Services discover the vulnerabilities in your network or system and ways to remove or lower the risk associated with them. Penetration Testing can be done manually as well as with the help of various pen-testing tools. While this could be possible using Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing can also be done for additional security. Every organization has a variety of vulnerabilities through which a hacker could easily gain unauthorized access to its resources. With such a terrifying possibility there is no doubt that certain measures need to be taken to verify both new and existing applications for any of these vulnerabilities.
It requires high level of expertise to carry out the task. Penetration testing is very targeted covering critical assets only. It lasts anywhere between days to weeks. Penetration testing is mostly intrusive process and can cause damage to the systems and hence a lot of precaution has to be taken. Penetration testing is an answer to the question “How bad are the issues on my network?”.
Penetration Testing Methods
Black Box Analysis
Web Application Scanning - Black Box Analysis provides dynamic evaluation and security audit software to help find vulnerabilities in live applications.
White Box Analysis
Static Analysis provides automated code testing techniques that do not require access to programme code, allowing developers to find flaws in code they build, buy, or download.
Automated Penetration Testing
Software Composition Analysis provides visibility across the whole application ecosystem by detecting vulnerabilities in open-source and commercial code in third-party elements as well as your own software.
Manual Penetration Testing
In order to improve computerised web application security testing, BSTC Tech also offers best-in-class manual penetration testing services.
Why Penetration Testing Is Essential?
Penetration testing will help an organization in evaluating the security of a computer system or network by simulating an attack from a malicious source, known as a Black Hat Hacker, or Cracker. The process involves an active analysis of the system for any potential vulnerabilities that may result from poor or improper system configuration, known and/or unknown hardware or software flaws, or operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures.
This analysis is carried out from the position of a potential attacker, and can involve active exploitation of security vulnerabilities. Any security issues that are found will be presented to the system owner together with an assessment of their impact and often with a proposal for mitigation or a technical solution.
Importance of Penetration Testing?
Validation of both internal and external security controls
Simulation of existing threats using a manual testing approach
Simulation of common threats to organizations
Testing of vulnerability detection capabilities
Testing the response to identified threats
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