INSIGHTS FROM ENGINEERS
Is a Penetration Test Right For You?
While there are six common areas where a security gap is likely to be found, this does not to suggest that security gaps cannot be found in other places. A penetration test is a more thorough security assessment to find vulnerabilities that may be in less obvious places, but by no means present less serious vulnerabilities to a network.
If you need a Penetration Test, we want to talk with you. This is what you can expect:
When you contact us, we don’t have a sales person contact you. Instead, one of our team members will work with you to determine if we are a good mutual fit.
If we are a good fit for you, we will work out a schedule that works for everyone involved. If it so happens that we are not the right vendor for you, we will be upfront and not waste your time.
Rules of engagement will be set that meet the goals that you defined.
As work is conducted, we will be sure to keep you informed every step of the way. Our goal is no surprises on the report as you are kept involved on an on-going basis.
A report will be created that informs you about what was discovered, and what we suggest to correct any issues.
Full Comprehension of the Results
We will work with you to make sure you understand the results. We will equip you with the knowledge you need to take any actions that you may need to take.
Why an Advanced Attack Simulation?
Organizations that have already hardened their systems face a dilemma: how to get further success in penetration testing.
The common approaches won’t deliver results for well-defended organizations. Commodity vulnerability assessment tools or off-the-shelf attacks and exploits will not be effective. Successful testing requires advanced attacks by security experts.
A penetration test over a two-to-three week period of time does not adequately allow for this to occur. However, the cost of conducting a multi-month assessment isn’t part of many organizational budgets. This is where Offensive Security shines.
The advanced attack simulation is for very specific environments. Your information security program and defenses must be mature enough to justify this level of vulnerability assessment. However, if you are increasingly frustrated with finding an assessment team that can handle your environment, this may be the perfect fit for you.
These hardened environments are what we love to work in. A job that requires us to stretch and find new attack methodologies is what our services are ideal for.
Advanced Attack Simulation Service Procedure
A real attacker is not subject to an artificial time limit when it comes to building an effective assault against your organization. While an unlimited timetable is not realistic as a service, we have found effective methods of shortening this process.
The most important ingredient for building a custom attack is information. Paying an assessment team to collect information you already possess is neither efficient nor cost-effective. We bypass this by sitting down with your team to have you teach us about your company and systems. We depend on your expertise to walk us through your environment in an interactive manner.
This process alone can save you months of effort and cost.
Using the information provided, we create a simulation of the target environment in our labs. We model potential attack points and develop custom attacks for each organization.
After we’ve constructed a series of attacks, we start the active phase of the assessment. We put the new attacks to work, modifying them where needed based on differences encountered in the real world compared to the labs. At this point, Offensive Security can simulate a determined attacker in a manner that would not be possible without spending many months on the project.
If your organization desires this assessment level, contact us to discuss your options. A job that requires us to stretch and find new attack methodologies is what our services are ideal for. If you have questions regarding your network and how to test it to ensure the integrity of its security, we are happy to help. Just complete the submission form above, or call us Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM at (281) 651.2254, and it is our pleasure to help you.
“A job that requires us to stretch and find new attack methodologies is what our services are ideal for.”– Todd Ellis, CTO, Secure Networkers