Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT)
In these days, the ever-growing threats and vulnerabilities, with the evolving risks are exponentially increasing. Hence, it becomes a very difficult process for an information security officer to manually assess all the vulnerabilities and threats available at the infrastructure layer or at the application layer. Many organizations would like to know on how the infrastructure layer is predictable on the vulnerabilities. Hence there are two approaches for an organization to assess its technical vulnerabilities: by just knowing and being informed of the vulnerabilities that exist at different infrastructure layers such as the networks, applications, databases, systems, PCs, third-party tools, hardware appliances etc. and also to distinguish on which level they can be penetrated. This will help on evaluation on the types of potential risk in the existing infrastructure.
• Vulnerability assessment and penetration testing is the most associated service close to the Risk Management Services.
• At Nbiz, typically vulnerability assessment and penetration testing is purely a technical tool in order to identify the existing vulnerabilities and the threats that are within the organization.
From the infrastructure level, the vulnerabilities can be continuously identified. These vulnerabilities can be exploited by manual scripting, automated tools and so on. In such cases, when the exploits are planted and predicted at the infrastructure level some of the services may be impacted and it is agreed upon during the engagement of services.
Data that could be classified as vulnerabilities from the policies level, the process and the procedure level may bring risks to the organization. Hence at Nbiz, we do not only concentrate on the technical aspects but also other non-technical (administrative) and other aspects via which the risks can be exploited. All organizations wouldn’t invest at beefing up the infrastructure level security and less attention is being given at the non-technical aspects. Hence the vulnerabilities and threats are not completely identified. Nowadays, the risks are being realized by the different organizations.
At Nbiz we entirely perform the vulnerability assessment and penetration testing with the help of our engineers by using automated tools and manual scripting so that the vulnerabilities are properly identified and a complete report at different levels are being generated.
Below are few product details where Nbiz provides support when you engage our services.
- Nbiz assist our customers to obtain their tool for their environment and schedule a scan for these infrastructure related vulnerabilities and threats to be discovered and reported automatically.
- We deliver our services by auditing and assesment to mitigate the risk -For more details click here
- The SecPoint Penetrator Vulnerability Scanner finds all the vulnerabilities found across your network. It is very easy to setup and it will be able to scan public and private IPs.
Defining the Scope
Before a penetration test can be launched, the enterprise must deﬁne the scope of the testing. This step includes determining the extent of testing, what will be tested,from where it will be tested and who will test it
- Performing the Penetration Test
Proper methodology, involving gathering information and testing the target environment, is essential to the success of the penetration test. The testing process begins with gathering as much information as possible about the network architecture,topology, hardware and software in order to ﬁnd all security vulnerabilities.
- Reporting and Delivering Result
After completing penetration testing, security engineers analyse all information
derived from the testing procedure. Then they list and prioritise vulnerabilities,categorise risks as high, medium or low and recommend repairs if vulnerabilities are found. They may also provide resources, such as Internet links, for ﬁnding additional information or obtaining patches to repair vulnerabilities.