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Why Penetration Tests are important to Network       Security?
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION ...............................................................................................
IntroductionIn today’s world, the number and variety of threats to IT systems aremultiplying daily, as is the number of se...
organizations can face legalities if they do not comply with networksecurity guidelines for data protection.How Penetratio...
Why Web Application Penetration Testing is ImportantCustomers would benefit from web application penetration testing onthe...
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  1. 1. Why Penetration Tests are important to Network Security?
  2. 2. Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................. 3WHY PENETRATION TESTS ARE IMPORTANT TO NETWORK SECURITY? ......................... 3 WHY PENETRATION TESTING IS IMPORTANT ............................................................................................. 3 HOW PENETRATION TESTING WORKS ....................................................................................................... 4 PENETRATION TEST RESULTS .......................................................................................................................... 4WHY WEB APPLICATION PENETRATION TESTS ARE IMPORTANT TO NETWORKSECURITY? ........................................................................................................................................... 4 WHY WEB APPLICATION PENETRATION TESTING IS IMPORTANT ........................................................ 5 HOW WEB APPLICATION PENETRATION TESTING WORKS .................................................................. 5 WEB APPLICATION PENETRATION TEST RESULTS..................................................................................... 5 Copyright © 2010 - 2012 Cyber 51 Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Web: http://www.cyber51.co.uk Email: info@cyber51.co.uk
  3. 3. IntroductionIn today’s world, the number and variety of threats to IT systems aremultiplying daily, as is the number of security products and services toaddress them. Businesses that trade electronically are particularlyvulnerable to risks such as fraud or breaches of confidentiality, causingloss of assets and damage to their reputation. For these companies,information and transactions need to be protected by meansappropriate to their value and their potential for consequential loss.Our Security Services address the numerous mission-critical informationsecurity challenges faced by our enterprise clients throughout theworld. Our approach is to help you build-in security right from the start.Working with you throughout the different stages of your IT businesschange cycle, we assist with the early identification of security threatsthrough code reviews, functional security tests and vulnerability checks.For existing systems, we can provide independent technical designand implementation reviews, followed by a detailed testing cycle toensure the system is secure when operational.We are the ideal partners to ensure the systems you implement supportthe security needs of your business in a comprehensive and robustmanner.Why Penetration Tests are Important to Network Security?Penetration testing is often referred to as a "pen test" and is a testingprocedure that is performed to test the perimeters of a network forsecurity breaches and vulnerabilities. Penetration testing is also knownas ethical hacking.If the vulnerabilities are discovered it helps the organization to defenditself against further attacks.Why Penetration Testing is ImportantPenetration takes network security to the next level by actuallyexploring the network for vulnerabilities. Simply deploying a firewall,vulnerability scanner, and an antivirus program are not enough toprotect the system against an attack.Regardless of how many security systems you use, there is still a goodchance of weaknesses that exist within the network. Without acomprehensive test, sensitive data is prone to disclosure and some Copyright © 2010 - 2012 Cyber 51 Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Web: http://www.cyber51.co.uk Email: info@cyber51.co.uk
  4. 4. organizations can face legalities if they do not comply with networksecurity guidelines for data protection.How Penetration Testing WorksPenetration testing works on the premise that hackers have moreknowledge of network vulnerabilities than the organizations that runthe networks, and they always stay one step ahead of networkprofessionals. Therefore it is necessary for a team of network securityexperts to perform the tests using the same techniques that hackerswould use to breach network security.The penetration test involves two stages: the first stage involveslocating the potential vulnerabilities in the network and then thesecond stage exploits the vulnerabilities.Our security professionals have the knowledge in the same methodsthat hackers use to breach the security of a network. The onlydifference is the professionals that we employed perform the test in aprofessional manner that does not jeopardize the data on the networkor open up any other applications to risks.Penetration Test ResultsWhen the penetration test is complete, the security experts prepare areport for your organization that includes vulnerabilities in the networksystem.Basically the report provides a way to evaluate the network systemfrom an outside criminals point of view so that the necessary steps canbe taken to repair the vulnerabilities and provide optimum networksecurity.Why Web Application Penetration Tests are Important to NetworkSecurity?Web applications have become increasingly vulnerable to differentforms of hacker attacks. According to a Gartner Report, 75% of attackstoday occur at the application level. A Forrester survey states “peopleare now attacking through web applications, because it’s easier thanthrough the network layer.”Despite common use of defenses such as firewalls and intrusiondetection or prevention systems, hackers can access valuableproprietary and customer data, shutdown websites and servers anddefraud businesses, as well as introduce serious legal liability withoutbeing stopped or, in many cases, even detected. Copyright © 2010 - 2012 Cyber 51 Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Web: http://www.cyber51.co.uk Email: info@cyber51.co.uk
  5. 5. Why Web Application Penetration Testing is ImportantCustomers would benefit from web application penetration testing onthe application as it gives an in-depth analysis of your current securityposture, recommendations for reducing exposure to currently identifiedvulnerabilities are highlighted and it allows the customer to make moreinformed decisions, enabling management of the company’s exposureto threats.How Web Application Penetration Testing WorksWeb Application Penetration Testing is a comprehensive security riskassessment solution used to identify, analyze and report vulnerabilitiesin a given application.As part of the web application penetration test, the security team willattempt to identify both inherent and potential security risks that mightwork as entry points for the hacker.The vulnerabilities could be present in a web application due toinadvertent flaws left behind during development, security issues in theunderlying environment and misconfigurations in one or morecomponents like database, web server etc.When conducting a Web Application Penetration Testing assignment,we adopt a strong technology and process-based approachsupported by a well-documented methodology to identify potentialsecurity flaws in the application and underlying environment.Adherence to industry standards such as OWASP, customized testsbased on technology and business logic, skilled and certified securityengineers, risk assessment on the vulnerabilities found, scoring systembased on CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System) make usdifferent from the other vendors in this space.Web Application Penetration Test ResultsThe security assessment report submitted on completion of theengagement provides a detailed and prioritized mitigation plan tohelp customers in addressing security issues in a phased manner. Copyright © 2010 - 2012 Cyber 51 Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Web: http://www.cyber51.co.uk Email: info@cyber51.co.uk

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