Technical Security Testing Services
Technical security testing identifies and detects the vulnerabilities that can be used by unauthorized users and uncover the weaknesses of your organization’s security processes. They are carried by our certified security consultants (“ethical hackers”) who simulate attacks by using the same techniques as a malicious attacker. The objective of such an audit is to evaluate if your organization’s informational structure can be easily accessed without authorization or not.
Security Testing – Benefits
Undertaking a series of penetration tests will help test your security arrangements and identify improvements. When carried out and reported properly, a penetration test can give you knowledge of nearly all of your technical security weaknesses and provide you with the information and support required to remove or reduce those vulnerabilities.
Research has shown that there are also other significant benefits to your organisation through effective penetration testing, which can include
- A reduction in your ICT costs over the long term
- Improvements in the technical environment, reducing support calls
- Greater levels of confidence in the security of your IT environments
- Increased awareness of the need for appropriate technical controls.
Contact us and we can provide practical advice on the establishment and management of a penetration testing programme. We can help you to conduct effective, value-for-money penetration testing as part of a technical security assurance framework.Our help and support is designed to enable your organisation to prepare for penetration tests, conduct actual tests in a consistent, competent manner and follow up tests effectively.
We have fully qualified and experienced CREST personnel to undertake your most demanding security testing requirements.
7 Types Of Technical Security Testing
refers generally to automated checks for known vulnerabilities against a system or systems in a network.
refers generally to vulnerability scans which include manual false positive verification, network weakness identification, and customized, professional analysis.
refers generally to a goal-oriented project of which the goal is the gain access to the system or application through technical means. The penetration can be 'Black-Box' security testing in which nothing is known about the target system or 'White-Box' security testing in which some elements are known in advance.
refers generally to security assessment through a variety of means such as interviews, systems and application reviews and other types of research and investigation.
refers generally to a hands-on, privileged security inspection of the Operating System and Applications of a system or systems within a network or networks. usually the Security Auditing is performed against some measure or requirement for compliance such as Policies and Standards.
refers generally to a penetration test of which the goal is to discover the vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a system or application. Fortunately, Ethical hacking does not cause any harm to your systems whereas non-ethical hacking might should you not find the vulnerabilities before the bad guys do.
and it’s military equivalent, the Posture Assessment, is a project-oriented risk Assessment of systems and networks through the application of professional analyses from a security scan where penetration is often used to confirm false positives and false negatives as project time allows.
1. Prepare for penetration testing, as part of a technical security assurance framework;
- managed by an appropriate penetration testing governance structure;
- considering the drivers for testing;
- the purpose of testing and target environments;
- and appointing suitable suppliers to perform tests
2. Conduct penetration tests enterprise-wide,
- approving testing style and type;
- allowing for testing constraints;
- managing the testing process; planning for and carrying out tests effectively;
- as well as identifying, investigating and remediating vulnerabilities
3. Carry out appropriate follow up activities,
- remediating weaknesses;
- maintaining an improvement plan and
- delivering an agreed action plan.