The importance of securing information is high, especially if
vulnerabilities are reported during a vulnerability assessment exercise. The
existence of specific vulnerability may lead to a security breach thus
exposing information resources to illegal or accidental access. A
Penetration Test is the process of evaluating the security posture of a
computer system, network, or application (assets). The process involves
analyzing assets for any weaknesses, configuration flaws, or vulnerabilities
to determine whether a certain system can be hacked or exposed.
Organization lean towards penetration testing as a mean to ensure that
systems are secure and hackers are unable to gain access to the organization
computing resources. Organizations seek zero-tolerance so that important and
critical data is preserved, secured and maintain its integrity. A single
incident of data leakage or gain of access by any potential hackers will
definitely impact the organization legal, business and community trust in
its operations, such a risk will conclude in financial losses, loss of
reputation and lack of consumer trust in the organization products and
services. On the other side, the cost of recovering from a system compromise
will implies not only financial cost but usually involve time, human
resources efforts apart from legal consequences.
Illegal access to privileged systems and IT resources is another source
of risk which also needs to be tested and mitigated. Such illegal access may
evolve due to various reasons such as: including social engineering, lack of
awareness and revenge. Therefore, penetration testing need to be considered
for internal resources as well as external (internet-facing) resources to
eliminate any potential risk of illegal access or data loss.
Organizations need to maintain a regular practice of conducting internal
and external penetration testing to guarantee security of information
assets. The best time to conduct such an exercise is after vulnerability
assessment, change in IT environment, change of policies or process, risk
assessment or any change-driving factor.
Versos consulting team has Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) who possess
the right non-destructive tools, experience and methodology to explore,
exploit and evaluate the security posture of your network and servers.
Versos consulting team can perform black and white box penetration testing
and provide feedback in a timely manner. Our approach is based on
international best practices and Open Source Security Testing Methodology
Versos value added services provide customers with recommendations,
additional controls and proposed network design to resolve exploits and thus
increase the level of security.