Cybersecurity Penetration Testing
A penetration test is designed to exploit, or take advantage of, a vulnerability in your organization’s cybersecurity environment. Its purpose is to discover cybersecurity gaps to help you determine the weaknesses and risks your organization faces. It is critical to understand these vulnerabilities in order to proactively prevent a cybersecurity incident from harming your organization.
Cybersecurity and network penetration tests guide your organization to understand which steps to take in keeping your most valuable data safe from cybersecurity attacks. It is key to avoiding a business disruption or loss of sensitive data. Learn more about the SpearTip penetration testing process below.
What is Penetration Testing?
A network penetration test is done by cybersecurity professionals to exploit vulnerabilities in your environment and reveal to your organization the possibility of intrusion from adversaries. Cybersecurity attacks happen, and it is vital to pinpoint the security gaps prior to an attack.
A penetration test resembles a real-life cybersecurity attack to show how critical the situation can be. SpearTip can perform several types of penetration tests to examine the limits of your cybersecurity and network.
Once we are done, your organization will know exactly what to prepare for and how. It’s an important piece of the cybersecurity risk assessment process and should be done regularly to ensure the safety of your organization.
Our Approach to Penetration Testing
SpearTip’s assessment practice goes beyond just automated scanning to provide a true picture of your organization’s risk posture. When vulnerabilities are discovered through cybersecurity penetration testing, actionable intelligence is provided along with clear remediation steps.
SpearTip takes extra effort to validate important findings and reduce false positives. This provides your organization with accurate findings, as well as the high-level executive information required by leadership and the in-depth data required for technical personnel working to eliminate risks from the environment.
Benefits of Cybersecurity Penetration Testing
SpearTip provides access to the industry’s only team of cyber counterintelligence professionals available to the private sector. From assessing the nations critical infrastructure to finding vulnerabilities in a local bank’s teller workstation, SpearTip’s assessment practice has a breadth of experience that is truly unmatched.
This engagement has been designed to provide your organization an assessment of the environments from several different attack venues using “black box” techniques, which implies no previous knowledge of the environment. The engagement will simulate a bad actor’s attempt to compromise your environment. From this perspective your organization is able to test current security controls and identify risks previously unknown to the organization.