What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing is a security oriented test to evaluate the security of a system and how it could be broken into. Penetration testing is the most effective way of demonstrating how attackers identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities in a system or network as well as how these vulnerabilities could be leveraged to gain further access to a network.
How does ECS undertake Penetration Testing?
All penetration testing undertaken by ECS is performed by certified penetration testers who follow the same tried and tested methodologies used by both the private sector and public sector which are considered some of the best methodologies available. Penetration testing is a manual process which will always have a minimum of one dedicated penetration tester working on the test attempting to find and exploit vulnerabilities on the device or network.
An extensive report on the security posture of the devices tested is provided. The reports are split into three sections to be used by different teams within the organisation. The first part of the report is aimed at executives, this part of the report gives an overview of the results found in non-technical language which is understandable to non-IT or security personnel.
Wireless Network Assessments
Wireless networks enable users who are within a certain physical proximity to connect to the network. In many occasions, an organisation may use multiple wireless networks, for example one for corporate users and another for guest users. This segregation enables a heightened level of security, as the guest network should not have access to sensitive resources.
Wireless testing encompasses a variety of assessments that enable the consultant to identify weaknesses in the encryption methods used for authentication and data transit, and the use of weak passwords where Pre Shared Key authentication is in use. The consultant will test for these vulnerabilities using a combination of automated and manual techniques.
The security consultant will review the security standards in place, the use of appropriate hardware and the implementation and configuration of security mechanisms to protect the network. Additionally, the consultant will attempt to compromise the wireless network and gain access to services that should only be available to legitimate users. This process will enable the consultant to demonstrate to the customer where these weaknesses can have the greatest impact, and compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the data stored within the corporate network.
Why Edge Cyber Security?
Edge Cyber Security is a cyber security firm in the UK offering a great service in the security and compliance market for small and large businesses. We strive to offer the best solution for your business and impartial advice at an honest price. We are constantly investigating new technologies and recommend them when they make sense.
We love what we do, some might say a bit too much, and we bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on. Put simply, if you want a partner who cares about your business choose us to provide your cyber security services.
We listen, we discuss, we advise. Sounds obvious but we listen to your ideas, plans and objectives for your business. We then select the best solution to fit. Your success is our success.
All our services come with comprehensive support to help your business find the most appropriate solution to any identified vulnerabilities. All reports include our recommendations for resolution, detailed findings and an executive summary.
We have security consultants who have cultivated their careers across a variety of sectors. We will always be able to provide someone who understands your business needs and goals when performing penetration testing.
Rarely does a single package fit all clients, and this couldn't be more true in cyber security. That's why we work with you to develop a bespoke engagement that works for you regardless of the project size.