Penetration testing (Pen Testing) is a valuable service that let companies know where the vulnerabilities in their systems, applications and processes are. As organizations adopt an increasing number of cloud solutions and services, and as cyber-attacks rise, the demand for pen testing is set to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9% over the next ten years.
This is partly driven by the continued threat of data breaches, which are becoming more numerous and severe attracting the public’s outrage with companies who aren’t careful with data, is seeing pen testing become ever more critical to businesses. And with GDPR coming into force in May, introducing potential fines of up to €20m*for those that fail to protect their customers’ data, it’s likely that more organizations will be turning to pen testing to help them achieve maximum security for their data.
However, while there is growing demand for pen testing, it is critical that organizations ensure they work with providers that utilize the latest methods to ensure optimal effectiveness.
Revolutionizing the Pentesting – Pentest-as-a-Service
A superior model, then again, can be accomplished when suppliers offer pentest- as-a-benefit (PTaaS). The extent of this could work as a year based commitment in which the merchant performs pentests as required, and conveys the outcomes in an intuitive cloud-based stage, giving continuous help all through the remediation cycle. This enables the client to center around where their work begins as opposed to where the Pen analyzers; work wraps up.
The perfect Platform will empower clients to deal with their whole remediation process, extricate tweaked reports of the weakness information, allot vulnerabilities to people or groups for determination, and work together with different groups or people inside the framework. It would be given in an open configuration, with proceeded with help from your Pen Testing group to help decipher any subtlety of the report or general direction around cybersecurity best practice.
Why should organizations adopt the Pentest-as-a-Service model?
This subscriber-based model is much more cost-effective than the traditional one. Instead of conducting the remediation process on your own, the new pentest-as-a service model offers direct access to your cybersecurity experts, who identified your vulnerabilities. This helps your organization’s IT team manage remediation efficiently and effectively, leaving you more secure.
Also, PTaaS provides the flexibility and scalability demanded by businesses that may also require more Pen Testing than they once did. Previously, when organizations’ IT was more static and applications and hardware were deployed less frequently, a single annual test on a business’ networks or applications was adequate.
However, with IT now more dynamic and constantly changing, the typical organization now deploys more new applications than they used to, all of which comes with the increased risk of inadvertently introducing a new vulnerability. The ‘annual’ penetration test cannot keep up with the pace of business change, whereas, in contrast, PTaaS provides the scope for conducting multiple tests throughout the year.
The PTaaS model provides these reports in an interactive Platform rather than a static report, enabling each vulnerability to be addressed much more effectively. This removes the need for data to be extracted to track and manage remediation, ensuring that issues are not missed or overlooked as businesses handle multiple reports.
With the increasing reliance on Pen Testing, it’s clear that current models can no longer deliver the level of assurance in security as they once did. What’s needed is a service that not only exposes organizations’ vulnerabilities but helps them patch them up effectively and efficiently.
How can Codec Networks help?
With unmatched expertise our experts exercise its own innovative state of the art practices and methodology to help client:
- Assess Client’s Network Architecture, Systems and web hosting platforms, against internal and external Security Threats
- Craft successful solutions inbuilt in Networks and Systems fool proof against the existing internal and external vulnerabilities
- Adopt strategies to build secure, robust and quality driven enterprise services to your clients and help corporate customers execute their strategic business objectives in most secured environment.
Values of Codec networks’ Penetration Testing services
Reducing Risk to the Business: Penetration test will show the vulnerabilities in the targeted systems & the risks to the business. Based on an approved approach each of the risks is then evaluated. This forms the basis for a detailed report classifying the risks as either High-Medium-Low.
- Protect Clients, Partners & Third Parties: penetration test Increases clients, partners & third parties confidence and a professional approach by taking the necessary measures to maintain the security of your environment. This exercise will lead to maintaining existing business, attracting new business and subsequently increase revenue & profit.
- Evaluate your IT Security Investment: The penetration testing will provide you with an independent view and an ideal opportunity to review the effectiveness of current security investment. What is working, what is not working and what’s needs to be improved.
Our Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing Services
We offers a range of penetration testing services to meet your needs. We also offer custom solutions, so be sure to contact us to learn how we can help your organization.
- Network Architecture Design Review Security Focused evaluation of your network-based computing environment, from both an architecture and operational perspective.
- Network Vulnerability Assessment Efficiently Evaluates a network’s security posture from one or more locations by scanning the network for vulnerabilities and manually validating the results.
- Network Penetration Testing External or Internal Identifies and exploits vulnerabilities on your internal and external networks, providing a practical security evaluation of network infrastructure components existing vulnerabilities.
- Wireless Network Penetration Testing We simulates real-world attacks to provide a point-in-time assessment of vulnerabilities and threats to your wireless network infrastructure.
- Web Application Penetration Testing We work a comprehensive framework for assessing the security of web-based applications, as a foundation for our web application assessment methodology.
- Mobile Application Penetration Testing As the widespread use of mobile applications continues to grow, consumers and corporations find themselves facing the new threats around privacy, insecure application integration, and device theft. We go beyond looking at API and web vulnerabilities to examine the risk of the application on a mobile platform.
- Social Engineering Penetration Testing Malicious users are often more successful at breaching a network infrastructure through social engineering than through traditional network/application exploitation. To help you prepare for this type of strike, we use a combination human and electronic methodologies to simulate attacks.
Methodology and reporting:
Many penetration tests will give you a big list of problems with little context on how to fix things or what to prioritize. CODEC Networks presents you with a prioritized list by using the DREAD methodology, looking at the damage potential, reproducibility, exploitability, number of affected users, and discoverability of each finding. You will get a detailed description and proof of concept for each finding, as well as actionable remediation guidance and reference. Because CODEC
Networks understands that the risk severity is only one factor in prioritizing remediation efforts, you will also gain insight into the level of effort needed to remediate the findings. In addition, you will also receive:
- An attack storyboard that walks you through sophisticated chained attacks
- Scorecards that compare your environment with best practices from an attacker’s perspective.
- Positive findings that call out what security controls you have that are effective