Network Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Information Security is a constant race between searching for weaknesses to exploit and defenders working to secure them. New vulnerabilities – weaknesses that may be exploited by an attacker – are discovered every day.
Vulnerabilities, including missing patches and misconfigured applications, expose weaknesses to attackers and open organizations to costly cyber-attacks. In order to secure their IT assets, organizations today must maintain an awareness of the vulnerabilities in their environment and respond quickly to mitigate potential threats. One way to do so is through regular vulnerability assessments, a process to identify and quantify the security vulnerabilities in an organization’s environment.
What is Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing?
A vulnerability assessment program provides organizations with the knowledge, awareness, and risk background necessary to understand threats to their environment and react accordingly.
A Penetration test (Pen-Test) attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities identified during Vulnerability Assessment to determine whether unauthorized access or other malicious activity is possible.
As part of Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, we perform a detailed analysis on the current architecture, internal security of system components and identify all vulnerabilities by using a phased approach to ensure that malicious intruders do not gain the access to critical assets stored, processed or transmitted.
IT Security Compliance regulations and guidelines (PCI-DSS, GLBA, NCUA, FFIEC, HIPAA, etc.) require an organization to conduct independent security testing of the organization’s IT Infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities, that could result in unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of confidential information, including Non-Public Personal Information (NPPI).
Why work with SISA?
SISA is an authorized Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) by PCI SSC that provides security and Vulnerability Assessment solutions that are multi-faceted and highly effective for application security and change management. SISA’s vulnerability solutions are swift, secure and stable as they work in congruence with SISA Cloud Testing norms, SISA SecureScan®. The VA solutions provided by SISA are known for their non-intrusive and comprehensive nature in ASV scans.
SISA SecureScan® works as a remedy for organizations world over in identifying IT system security threats & breaches and meets requirement 11.2.2 of PCI DSS. Not only does it offer prioritized remediation plans facilitating the customer to reduce identified vulnerabilities and to help attain full PCI compliance, but it also employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) to combine and strengthen individual parts to eventually fuse them with other components to create a secure information database.
The SISA Approach:
We follow a highly structured process for vulnerability assessment:
- We conduct an effective gap analysis in the preliminary stages to facilitate the necessary documentation.
- We identify and discuss the problematic areas and bring inconclusive changes for higher compliance association.
- We conduct an onsite assessment. This helps us in reaching the compliance goals without paying any fines.
- We look at remedial actions to close the gaps, based on the vulnerabilities identified.
- We prepare a final report after meticulous checks and audits to ensure there are no errors.
We have the ability to design and refurbish a security model which provides elements for establishing, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an Information Security Management System (ISMS) adopted strategically by any organization.
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