Eliminate security weaknesses with penetration testing
Penetration testing (pen test) is a real-world assessment of the security vulnerabilities within a defined area of an organisation’s infrastructure and systems.
It attempts to give a realistic view of what a malicious user would be able to accomplish. Vulnerabilities are identified and exploited to access systems, retrieve sensitive data and compromise security mechanisms.
Pen testing and cyber security audits are vital in ensuring that the controls you have in place protect your company data. During testing, it is often discovered that the technologies, procedures, and processes an organisation considered adequate were either misconfigured, inappropriate, or not actually in place.
Learn more about the steps involved in a Covenco pen test in our datasheet below.
Penetration Testing Features
Assess the feasibility of an attack and the potential risks from such an event taking place
Demonstrate what a hacker / malicious user would be able to achieve if they accessed your network
Explain the business impact of the vulnerabilities being discovered and exploited by a malicious user
Expose issues that an automated scanner would not always identify
Cover logic-based applications (i.e., web applications) in depth from a user’s perspective
Allows for remediation, before an adversary takes advantage of them
Frequently Asked Questions
Penetration testing (or pen test for short) is a real-world assessment of the security vulnerabilities within a defined area of an organisation’s infrastructure and systems. It attempts to give a realistic view of what a malicious user would be able to accomplish.
There are a number of reasons why you should conduct a pen test including to assess the feasibility of an attack and the potential risks from such an event taking place
With the number of cyber-attacks and new strains of malware developing each year, it’s important that pen testing is carried out on a regular basis as it can detect newly discovered, previously unknown vulnerabilities on your organisation’s network.
The most common areas for pen testing include external networks, internal networks/infrastructure, web applications, and web services.
All testing will follow the industry standard process of The Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM) or Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) for web application-related tests.
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