What is Penetration Testing?
A penetration test – aka ethical hacking – is an authorized simulated cyber attack on a computer system. As with anything else security related, a test is necessary – that is why safe doors are assessed by a professional safe cracker before being installed in a bank.
Our penetration testing identifies the areas of risk on your system that could impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your sensitive information before a cybercriminal attempts a real attack. We can then work together to address vulnerabilities and establish a cyber secure IT landscape.
What Does Penetration Testing Include?
Employee Security Assessments
A major contributor to security breaches is human error. Your employees may inadvertently give cybercriminals an easy way in, even if it’s just use of weak passwords.
We help you identify and validate your employees’ ability to follow documented policies, procedures, and security best practices to reduce or eliminate inadvertent errors that could expose your data.
If your industry requires compliance to exacting standards, you need specific expertise to ensure your IT systems do not create a compliance issue with HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST, etc. Penalties for non-compliance can be extremely costly, so we make it our business to understand compliance, and can ensure that your organization’s IT system follows all necessary protocols.
You may have good IT security tools for your systems, but it’s possible that those tools are not configured in a way that benefits the system as much as they could. We will review your perimeter and internal firewalls and router configuration to identify any areas of risk. If we find vulnerabilities – we make recommendations that will bolster your security measures.
Penetration Testing Methodology
Our industry leading penetration tests are standards-based. They are closely tied to the fundamentals found in the Open-Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM), the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Penetration Testing Guide.
Our own skilled engineers, not just automated systems, perform penetration tests. It’s not simply a scan and generic report.
At mPowered, we make it our goal to identify areas of risk that could impact on the security of your information. After undertaking the penetration test, we provide a remediation plan tailored specifically to your organization’s needs for security and compliance.
Get in contact with our expert team and learn more about what our penetration test can do for your business.mPowered IT is your go-to proactive partner in keeping IT systems secure and defended. We never leave things to chance or wait for a problem to arise – predicting and preparing for the threats of tomorrow will help ensure your valuable data is protected and your business continuity maintained. Contact us today and see how we can help you.