Technology and Penetration Testing


More than half of all breaches involve web applications. Moreover, less than 10% of organizations ensure all critical technologies and applications are reviewed for security before and during production.

As leaders in security testing for leading-edge technologies, CryptoForensics Technologies can help you understand the actual degree of exposure in your complex technology solutions. Additionally, our technologies testing offering can be customized to address your specific needs. Some of our past engagements have involved the testing of several leading-edge technologies, including:

  • Cloud-based DLP solutions
  • Virtualized environments
  • Encryption and anonymization mechanisms
  • Sandboxes
  • Copyright protections
  • VOIP solutions


Our Comprehensive Penetration Testing services are designed to mimic an attacker seeking to access sensitive assets by exploiting security weaknesses existing across multiple systems in your environment. CryptoForensics' Penetration Testing experts will scan your entire systems or a subset of it with a combination of open source, commercial, and proprietary tools to identify security vulnerabilities of external-facing systems, internal networks, or both.
This service will not only identify individual vulnerabilities but will also reveal how networks designed to support normal business operations can provide attackers with pathways to backend systems and data. During the engagement, we will begin by assessing your network or application infrastructure's "weakest links," as well as other possible venues of attack. We then determine the ramifications of each compromise by attempting to escalate privileges on the entry points and pivoting the assessment to determine whether any other systems can be subsequently targeted and breached.

CryptoForensics' Penetration Testing offerings can be customized to include:

  • External or internal network penetration tests to assess operating system and services vulnerabilities:
    • The Internal Penetration Testing examines the security surrounding internally connected systems, typically within the client's corporate network. Internal penetration testing involves the finding and exploitation of actual known and unknown vulnerabilities from the perspective of an inside attacker. Our internal penetration testing will attempt to breach the target as an unauthorized user with varying levels of access.
    • External Penetration Testing also examines the security surrounding externally connected systems from the Internet, as well as within the client's corporate network. Controlled tests are used to gain access to Internet resources and ultimately to the DMZ, which is an internal network, by going through and around firewalls from the Internet. That is, external penetration testing finds and exploits actual known and unknown vulnerabilities from the perspective of an outside attacker.
  • Client-side penetration testing to assess end-user susceptibility to phishing & other social engineering threats
  • Application penetration testing. During application testing engagements, our experts will pursue the following goals:
    • Reveal security vulnerabilities resulting from implementation errors
    • identify weaknesses arising from the application's relationship to the rest of the IT infrastructure
    • Assess application security versus attacks via multiple techniques
    • Identify security design flaws
    • Increase end-user confidence in the application's overall security
Internal Penetration Testing must be conducted to achieve compliance with a multitude of regulations and standards that industries face, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Additionally, Internal Penetration Testing detects weaknesses in a system or network that could allow compromise to a host. Internal Penetration Testing also tests an organization's internal monitoring and Incident Response (IR) capabilities.

External Penetration Testing must be conducted to achieve compliance with a multitude of regulations and standards that industries face; including, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Additionally, External Penetration Testing detects weaknesses in a system or network that could allow host compromise. External Penetration Testing also tests an organization's external monitoring and Incident Response (IR) capabilities.
 

What's New?

Cyber Defense Diversification
Today, most enterprises try to deal with cybersecurity threats by focusing inwardly through conducting vulnerability assessments, making detailed network maps, and in some cases, deploying robust patch management processes to continuously monitor their networks and systems. While this approach provides some benefits, against many cyber threats it's ineffective. Most corporate networks are so large and complex that it's simply too difficult to identify all of their assets, or all of their vulnerabilities, and patch them fast enough. Today's cyber wrongdoers are sophisticated, well-funded, and patient—they use a wide range of techniques to penetrate even well-protected enterprises...

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