Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration testing Services
Tactics, Tools and Procedures (TTP) are constantly evolving and in use by cybercriminals. These techniques are used by our security experts in a controlled manner to identify real-world cyber threats to organisations. Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT) provides visibility into your organisations’ security risks.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) services
VAPT (also referred to as VAPT Audit) refers to security testing services aimed to identify security vulnerabilities in networks and applications that could negatively affect an organisation’s business or reputation if they led to abuse.
VAPT services range from vulnerability assessments to in-depth penetration testing to stealth red teaming operations. To make the right selection for security testing services needed for your organisation, it is important to understand various VAPT services. These assessments differ in methodology, project scope and price.
The sooner an organisation finds its security risks, the better equipped it is to deal with such threats. This could be continuous managed security services, one time vulnerability assessment, a vulnerability analysis around specific network segment or asset or an in-depth penetration testing project.
Organisations with IT security compliance requirements such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR are mandated to perform security validations periodically.
Why do you need VAPT?
VAPT helps an organisation identify risks that threaten its operational capabilities. A vulnerability assessment is an automated exercise utilising vulnerability scanners with added human intelligence to remove false positives. This is a low-cost exercise primarily carried out by third-party companies to add their expertise and advice in risk remediation. An ongoing process of this scanning activity is managed vulnerability scanning that is central input to your risk assessment.
A penetration test involves a manual approach towards in-depth technical risk assessments finding business logic and other issues based on the target asset. This exercise is well-prepared, timed and has medium to high cost aimed. The penetration test is aimed at identifying security gaps and exploiting threats affecting the asset (a web application, mobile application, servers or networks) in scope to demonstrate the cyber attack.
A red team is a stealth operation aimed at launching a full assault on people, processes and technology in use by an organisation. It stress tests the defensive capabilities aiming to bypass restrictions in place. This is focussed on an organisational approach than a particular asset.
Benefits of VAPT service
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Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services
The popularity of the term VAPT is down to certain regions around the globe and it is used interchangeably with security testing services. This service is offered by cyber security consulting services providers. A buyer looking to order VAPT security test should keep the following choices in mind.
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Types of Pen Testing
Penetration testing, or pen testing, is performed using manual, logical and automated approaches to identify, analyse and exploit security vulnerabilities in networks, systems and applications.
Our team of ethical hackers with varied skill-sets across the web, mobile, networks domains perform this assessment, followed by an exception after-care support process. We offer help with remediation planning and if required, optional remediation consultancy is available.
Cyphere offers the following types of penetration testing. For vulnerability assessment and penetration testing report structure and reading a sample report, head to our blog post covering penetration testing reports.
Network & Infrastructure Penetration Testing
- Protect your business against evolving network & infrastructure threats
- Check services, patching, passwords, configurations & hardening issues
- Internal, external, network segregation & device reviews
- PCI DSS, ISO 27001, GDPR Compliance support
- Helps shape IT strategy & investments
Common VAPT Vulnerabilities
Lack of Secure Hardening
Insecure Patch Management
Active Directory Vulnerabilities
Insecure Logging & Monitoring Controls
Logging and monitoring controls are reviewed to identify flaws in event collection, analysis and threat identification.
Insecure Password Controls
OWASP Top 10 Application & API Flaws
OWASP pen test Top 10 flaws such as authorisation, input validation, injection issues such as Cross site scripting, SQL injection, XXE, session management & encryption vulnerabilities. Similarly, OWASP API top ten flaws are also included as part of our testing methodology.
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