Penetration Testing More mature than that of vulnerability assessment, the purpose of penetration test it so find as many vulnerabilities as possible and later exploit them to gain access to PII data, credit card numbers, other sensitive information and company trade secrets.
What is a Penetration Test?
Penetration testing is a process where our team would analyze, enumerate and exploit all known security vulnerabilities found on your systems or applications.
Exploiting those vulnerabilities you will be able to understand the risk and the depth of that attack and thus will be able to prioritize those risks.
There are two known approach performing penetration testing, these are black-box and white-box approach, during a black-box engagement Nullforge team is only given very less information about the target system, it is part of our duty to expand that information and chain those attacks in order to achieve the goal of accessing sensitive information such as PII, credit card information and company trade secrets. In contrast the white-box approach are provided with handful of information making it easier for the testers gain access.
How Often do you need Pentest?
With technology rapidly evolving, frequency of performing a penetration test on your systems and applications should be in parallel with that rapid evolution. Whenever you deploy new system or application penetration testing should come next to recheck the security posture of the new deployment. Security testing or penetration testing is not a one time process, but should be part of the IT life-cycle whether it's hardware or software.
Types of Pentest