Internal Penetration Testing

Internal Infrastructure Testing (Internal Penetration Testing, Internal network testing) is a method of actively evaluating the security of a network by simulating an attack from a malicious source from inside Organization. The intent of a penetration test is to simulate a real attack situation from internal staff with a goal of identifying how far an attacker would be able to penetrate into an environment.

 A penetration test differs from a vulnerability scan, as a penetration test is an active process that may include exploiting identified vulnerabilities. Conducting a vulnerability scan may be one of the first steps a penetration tester will perform in order to plan the testing strategy, although it is not the only step. Even if a vulnerability scan does not detect known vulnerabilities, the penetration tester will often gain enough knowledge about the system to identify possible security gaps.

Whilst we take care of our clients network / applications and do it in a safe manner, it still might create a risk that by exploiting vulnerabilities found this can affect the availability of the systems. For Clients having sensitive systems, we sometimes advise to do a proper penetration testing, but when it comes to system hacking phase, then we would suggest to do a validation of vulnerabilities found rather than trying to exploit these. From our experience, we can confirm that vulnerabilities, such as a missing patch/update, are easily to be exploited via tools, such as Metasploit, however where there is more advanced vulnerabilities found, it takes time / resources to actually exploit which my also might create a greater risk of systems unavailability. 

Sometimes Organizations spent and invest enormous resources in implementing the defense in depth strategy (such as policies, procedures, physical security, network and host security, application and data protection), but miss to actually test network security against cyber attacks. This may result that Company’s network is compromised and the reason for this could be only a single vulnerability missed to be unprotected. Why not make sure that your Organization’s network is properly protected against these attacks and undertake an external infrastructure testing (penetration testing)?

CyberAudit offers professional Internal Infrastructure Testing services in United States and worldwide.  Our penetration techniques depend on organizations type, depth and complexity and specific environment. The following are the key phases followed in the penetration testing:

1) Footprinting and Reconaissance;
2) Scanning Networks; 
3) System hacking;
4) Reporting.
We are more than happy to come down at you site or anywhere else in worldwide and perform internal penetration testing.
Feel free to contact us to discuss your Organization’s penetration testing requirements and get a quote.