Penetration Testing

QA Valley’s Cyber Security Penetration Testing includes testing the internal and external components of the hosted infrastructure; discovering vulnerabilities and leveraging them to demonstrate what an attacker could do; and evaluating your ability to detect malicious activity within the networked infrastructure. No automated technique can find every vulnerability type. Some categories of vulnerabilities, such as authorization issues and business logic flaws, will always require a skilled penetration tester. Regulations including PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA and NERC CIP require penetration testing, and security frameworks such as OWASP Top 10 and SANS Top 25 require penetration tests. PCI DSS even specifies that scans without a manual process are not permitted.

Penetration Testing executed at QA Valley complements the best in the industry automated scanning technologies with best-in-class penetration testing services to find business logic and other complex vulnerabilities in web, mobile, desktop, back-end and IoT applications. Using a proven process to ensure high customer satisfaction, our experts provide detailed results, including attack simulations, where both manual and automated testing results are assessed against your corporate policy. We also focus on delivering the results that can easily be consumed by both development teams and auditors, including attack simulations showing how an attacker would exploit vulnerability.

Penetration testing should be performed on a periodic basis depending on factors such as industry, business application, private or public access, frequency of system upgrades, and infrastructure complexity. Network scanning is the first phase of the Pen Testing cycle that enables security experts to discover all environment and application characteristics. This follows two flavours, Active Scan and Passive Scan. Network mapping enables our security experts to model and visualize your infrastructure topology, exhibiting all nodes and connections, and utilizing techniques and protocols such as ARP, SSH, SNMP, LLDP, and others.

Vulnerability scanning is a cyber technique used to identify security weaknesses in a computer system. Scanning is applied by network administrators to gauge the robustness of a network or it is used by hackers seeking to identify entry points through which they can gain unauthorised access to computer systems. Exploitation is a primary activity that an attacker conducts after uncovering the vulnerabilities on a computer system or network. This is the stage where we harness all our cyber security skills to penetrate your network where it is most vulnerable. s: As soon as the exploitation tasks are completed, vulnerabilities and corresponding exploitations are classified and documented. Our white hat hackers will characterize the level of business risk for each successful exploitation and will provide recommendations on how their associated vulnerabilities can be mitigated.