In order to provide you with the most secure system, Kipu itself employs the best professionals in security safeguards and hack detection, so you do not have to, Quarterly assessments are performed to assess the vulnerability of our system. Penetration tests designed to excessively probe more than 269 unauthorized access routes and 80 opportunistic in-depth manual routes assures us that our security testing is benchmarked against the latest requirements and threats. This along with security reviews of technical control groups and multi-factor authentication is the reason we are OWASP level 1 certified today.
What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration Testing is defined as a type of Security Testing used to test the insecure areas of the system or application. The goal of this testing is to find all the security vulnerabilities that are present in the system being tested. Vulnerability is the risk that an attacker can disrupt or gain authorized access to the system or any data contained within it. It is also called “pen testing” or “pen test.” It’s a way of testing defenses against an adversary who mimics a cyber-criminal actor.
Vulnerabilities are usually introduced by accident during the software development and implementation phase. Common vulnerabilities include design errors, configuration errors, software bugs, etc. Penetration Analysis depends upon two mechanisms, namely Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT).
Penetration is essential to your facility for several reasons, including:
- Treatment facilities must keep their data secured, and penetration testing is essential to ensure security.
- In the event that the software system is already hacked and you need to determine whether any threats are still present in the system to avoid future hacks
- Proactive Penetration Testing is the best safeguard against hackers.
The various types of Pen Testing
What Are the Types of Pen Tests?
- White box pen test – In a white box test, the hacker will be provided with some information ahead of time regarding the target company’s security info.
- Black box pen test – Also known as a ‘blind’ test, this is one where the hacker is given no background information besides the name of the target company.
- Covert pen test – Also known as a ‘double-blind’ pen test, this is a situation where almost no one in the company is aware that the pen test is happening, including the IT and security professionals who will be responding to the attack. For covert tests, it is especially important for the hacker to have the scope and other details of the test in writing beforehand to avoid any problems with law enforcement.
- External pen test – In an external test, the ethical hacker goes up against the company’s external-facing technology, such as their website and external network servers. In some cases, the hacker may not even be allowed to enter the company’s building. This can mean conducting the attack from a remote location or carrying out the test from a truck or van parked nearby.
- Internal pen test – In an internal test, the ethical hacker performs the test from the company’s internal network. This kind of test is useful in determining how much damage a disgruntled employee can cause from behind the company’s firewall.
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