NETWORK PENETRATION TESTING
Deep-dive, manual into netw penetration testing performed by experienced and certified penetration testers.
The primary objective for a network penetration test is to identify exploitable vulnerabilities in networks, systems, hosts, and network devices (ie: routers, switches) before hackers are able to discover and exploit them. Network penetration testing will reveal real-world opportunities for hackers to be able to compromise systems and networks in such a way that allows for unauthorized access to sensitive data or even take-over systems for malicious/non-business purposes.
This type of assessment is an attack simulation carried out by our highly trained security consultants in an effort to:
- Identify security flaws present in the environment
- Understand the level of risk for your organization
- Help address and fix identified network security flaws
Our penetration testers have in-depth experience in network administration —not just trying to break it. They leverage this experience to zero in on critical issues and provide actionable remediation guidance.
As a result of our penetration tests, you’ll be able to view your network through the eyes of both a hacker and experienced network security professional to discover where you can improve your security posture. Our consultants produce findings in written reports and provide your team with the guidance necessary to effectively remediate any issues we uncover.
Khanna Security’s network penetration testing service utilizes a comprehensive, risk-based approach to manually identify critical network-centric vulnerabilities that exist on all in-scope network.
- 1. Information Gathering
- 2. Threat Modeling
- 3. Vulnerability Analysis
- 4. Exploitation
- 5. Post-Exploitation
- 6. Reporting
Using this industry-standard approach, Khanna Security’s comprehensive method covers the classes of vulnerabilities in the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and the Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF) including, but not limited to: CDP attacks, MIME testing, DNS enum/AXFR, SMTP relay, SNMP recon, port security, brute force, encryption testing and a lot more…
2. Manual Testing vs Automated Testing
Our approach consists of about 80% manual testing and about 20% automated testing – actual results may vary slightly. While automated testing enables efficiency, it is effective in providing efficiency only during the initial phases of a penetration test. At Khanna Security, it is our belief that an effective and comprehensive penetration test can only be realized through rigorous manual testing techniques.
3. Tools & Reporting
In order to perform a comprehensive real-world assessment, Khanna Security utilizes commercial tools, internally developed tools and the same tools that hacker use on each and every assessment. Once again, our intent is to assess systems by simulating a real-world attack and we leverage the many tools at our disposal to effectively carry out that task.
We consider the reporting phase to mark the beginning of our relationship. Khanna Security strives to provide the best possible customer experience and service. As a result, our report makes up only a small part of our deliverable. We provide clients with an remediation knowledge resources, dedicated remediation staff and ticketing system to close the ever important gap in the remediation process following the reporting phase.
4. Remediation & Re-testing
Simply put, our objective is to help fix vulnerabilities, not just find them. As a result, remediation re-testing is always provided at no additional cost.
Each and every network penetration test is conducted consistently using globally accepted and industry-standard frameworks. In order to ensure a sound and comprehensive penetration test, Khanna Security leverages industry-standard frameworks as a foundation for carrying out penetration tests. At a minimum, the underlying framework is based on the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) but goes beyond the initial framework itself.
2. Intelligence Gathering
The information-gathering phase consists of service enumeration, network mapping, banner reconnaissance, and more. Host and service discovery efforts result in a compiled list of all accessible systems and their respective services with the goal of obtaining as much information about the systems as possible.
Host and service discovery includes initial domain footprinting, live host detection, service enumeration, and operating system and application fingerprinting. The purpose of this step is to collectively map the in-scope environment and prepare for threat identification.
3. Threat Modeling
With the information collected from the previous step, security testing transitions to identifying vulnerabilities within systems. This begins with automated scans initially but quickly develops into deep-dive manual testing techniques. During the threat-modeling step, assets are identified and categorized into threat categories. These may involve: sensitive documents, trade secrets, financial information but more commonly consist of technical information found during the previous phase.
4. Vulnerability Analysis
The vulnerability analysis phase involves the documenting and analysis of vulnerabilities discovered as a result of the previous steps. This includes the analysis of out from the various security tools and manual testing techniques. At this point, a list of attractive vulnerabilities, suspicious services, and items worth researching further has been created and weighted for further analysis. In essence, the plan of attack is developed here.
The reporting step is intended to deliver, rank, and prioritize findings and generate a clear and actionable report, complete with evidence, to the project stakeholders. The presentation of findings can occur via Google Hangouts/Skype or in-person – whichever format is most conducive for communicating results. At Khanna Security Security, we consider this phase to be the most important and we take great care to ensure we’ve communicated the value of our service and findings thoroughly.
We consider the reporting phase to mark the beginning of our relationship. Khanna Security strives to provide the best possible customer experience and service. As a result, our report makes up only a small part of our deliverable. We provide clients with remediation knowledge resources, dedicated remediation staff, and a ticketing system to close the ever-important gap in the remediation process following the reporting phase.
At Khanna Security, we consider the Delivery / Reporting phase to be the most important and we take great care to ensure we’ve communicated the value of our service and findings thoroughly. The deliverable consists of an electronic report that includes several key components including, but not limited to: Executive Summary, Scope, Findings, Evidence, Tools, and Methodology.
Findings are communicated in a stakeholder meeting and typically presented in-person or virtually via Google Hangouts/Skype — whichever medium is most conducive for communicating results effectively. During this time, Khanna Security consultants will walk through the report, in detail, to ensure all findings and their corresponding description, risk rating, impact, likelihood, evidence, and remediation steps are thoroughly understood. While this typically involves a single meeting, there is no limitation to that number. The key underlying message is that all information is clearly understood and that a roadmap toward remediation/mitigation is crystal clear.
Some of the key components to our web application penetration test deliverable include, but are not limited to:
- Control Framework (ie: OWASP, PCI, PTES, OSSTMM)
- Executive Summary Narrative
- Technical Summary Narrative
- Report Summary Graphs
- Summary of Findings
- Findings (Description, Business Impact, Recommendation, Evidence, References, CVSS, Risk Rating Calculation)
- Methodology and Approach
- Risk Rating Factors
- Tools used
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