Systems and devices are vulnerable to cyber threats for various reasons – programming errors in the operating system, undetected bugs, and newer vulnerabilities arising due to increased interconnectivity. While vendors release patches to address these vulnerabilities when they are identified, your business cannot afford to wait for the manufacturer/developer to release a patch. The Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing describe a broad range of security assessment services designed to identify and help address cyber security exposures across an organization’s IT estate.
Why? Because every moment that a vulnerability remains unaddressed is a moment that pushes you closer to a major security breach. The WannaCry ransomware, which infected more than 200,000 systems across the globe, capitalised on the EternalBlue exploit that remained unpatched on older Windows computers.
A vulnerability assessment helps you address this by identifying, quantifying, and prioritizing the security weaknesses in a system and its root causes. Using both system and application vulnerability scans, these semi-automated vulnerability scans can check and report whether patches or updates have been installed, bugs removed, and systems securely configured. Our assessors then carefully review the results to ‘sift out’ false positives and check whether any vulnerability still remain unaddressed, before implementing the most relevant plan of action.
The best way of knowing how vulnerable your enterprise is to cyber threats is to attack the network, just like a cybercriminal would, in a controlled environment. This is exactly what our team of security experts do with penetration testing. They test the security strength at each node by leveraging a multitude of attack vectors, tools, and methodologies with the end-goal of gaining unauthorised access to confidential data and applications. The findings are used to create a detailed report explaining how the system was broken into, where from, and steps to implement to mitigate the risk of future breaches.
Like a penetration test, application security assessment aims at exposing the vulnerabilities on the application layer and covers the risk assessment at a deeper level. A series of manual tests, combined with automation testing through specialized tools, are used to expose the possible loopholes in your enterprise applications. Doing so provides probabilistic data on a particular gap being exploited and provide a risk profile of each component of the application
Our team of application securoty experts uses thier experience in application development and security to exploit all possible logical and coding errors in every enterprise application that you use. Once all such poitential issues are exposed, they also help create impactful solutions to address these vulnerabilities and improve your enterprise resilience.
According to popular belief, hacking, security breaches, and cyber-attacks are conducted by genius individuals who have strong coding and technical know-how, can read and understand code better than any normal person, and pose a threat to any system in the world, no matter how secure.
In reality, these genius-level cybercriminals are few and far between. The proliferation of automated attack toolkits and sophisticated designer malware in the darker areas of the World Wide Web have made it possible for amateurs to attack enterprises and exploit vulnerabilities.
And human beings – the weakest links in your enterprise security value chain – are often the target of these attack campaigns. Cybercriminals gather unprotected personal information about human users before launching innovative social engineering attacks, using them as an attack vector to compromise enterprise security or confidential data. When this happens, the strongest security systems, built after spending millions of dollars, can become ineffective at stopping a breach.
Our team uses social engineering assessments identify how vulnerable your business is to such attacks. By gaining your employee’s trust, exploiting their naivety, or capitalising on low security awareness, we gain unauthorised access to your systems, applications, and data to highlight the risk that social engineering attacks pose to your enterprise. We also conduct strong security awareness and sensitisation modules to ensure that your employees are no longer as vulnerable to social engineering attacks.
Open-source intelligence, or OSINT, refers to the information or data that is available in the public domain that can help you strengthen your knowledge base about potential threats and malicious cyber entities. This typically contains information such as DNS, Whois, webpages, passive DNS, spam blacklists, file meta data, and threat intelligence lists, as well as services like SHODAN, HaveIBeenPwned?, and many more. Our team helps you assimilate OSINT into your enterprise security measures to make it more resilient to cyber-attacks and other threats in the digital realm.
It is always possible that your network and IT systems might already be compromised by an external or internal attack, malware, ransomware, cloud services, or unauthorised software. Through compromise assessment, we highlight these already-present threats in your enterprise IT architecture and ensure that the required steps are taken to mitigate the risk that they present to your business.
Besides active threat campaigns, security issues can arise on account of low digital literacy/cybersecurity awareness, or as a result of a moment of carelessness on the employees’ part. Our training and educational programs are precision-tailored to address this aspect and empower your staff to deal with all such possible threats.
As part of the programs, the participant will learn about technical threats (for employees in the technology departments) and social engineering attacks (for all employees). Strategic training and educational programs can ensure that everybody in the workforce minimizes the surface area of risk and becomes the human line of defence in safeguarding confidential information.