Penetration
Testing

Recognize the risks and consequences
of system vulnerabilities.

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The cyber-threat landscape is changing rapidly. Cybercriminals are finding new ways to circumvent your security defenses. Providing effective protection for your business demands constant attention to stay ahead of attackers. Performing periodic security testing is a critical tool to identify weaknesses in your defenses before they are exploited. PurpleBox Security provides a personalized approach to help you in this race against cyber risks, adapting to each client’s needs, technology and industry.

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing (Pentesting) is an offensive security approach to test your security controls and identify weaknesses in your application, cloud, network, end-user workstations and mobile devices, and physical security controls through the eyes of a malicious actor. Our experienced security team applies the same tools and techniques used by hackers, by launching pre-authorized, controlled and coordinated cyber-attacks to your systems. These tools and techniques are designed to gain access to sensitive information, simulate what a real-world attack would target, demonstrate the efficiency of security controls against potential attacks and data breaches.

Types of Penetration Testing Projects

We provide a variety of security assessment and penetration testing services, ranging from external/black-box testing to full kill-chain Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack simulation, depending on your needs.

Network Security

More than just a vulnerability scanning, we assess the security of your networks and analyze how motivated attackers can circumvent your controls by manually reviewing, testing and exploiting issues to get to the actual risk posture, covering all aspects of your external cyber presence; networks, websites, public records, DNS, e-mail systems and certificates.

We assess the security of your networks and analyze how motivated attackers can circumvent your controls.

Application Security

We leverage the standards and methodologies of OWASP, but we go beyond scanning. Using commercial, open-source and internally developed tools and research, we can find business logic faults. Application Security Pentest can cover web applications, mobile applications, APIs, source code scanning, and open-source composition analysis.

Application Security Pentest can cover mobile apps, APIs and open-source composition scanning.

Cloud Security

It is critical to include cloud services such as Office365, Azure, AWS, Google Cloud (GCP), etc. in your security assessment. From public S3 buckets to exposed credentials in source code repositories, we can identify risks that can result in major security incidents.

From public S3 buckets to credentials in  repositories,we can identify risks that can result in major security incidents.

Social Engineering and Physical Security

Through a combination of social engineering tactics ( e.g. phishing, vishing, tailgating, pre-texting, etc.) we analyze the physical and people aspects of your security risks, provide insights on how to improve your controls and fill you in about the areas you need to focus on during your security awareness training.

We analyze your security risks, provide insights on how to improve your controls and fill you in your critical points.

Phases of a Pentest Project

PurpleBox Security Pentesting Methodology has been developed based on industry standards and years of experience, and includes the following main phases:

Penetration testing includes steps from scoping and planning to reporting vulnerabilities.

Scoping and Planning

Agree with the customer on the scope, timing and boundaries of the project. It's critical for both the assessment team and the company to establish a clear testing window time frame so that the review does not drag on and timely remediation may be used to reinforce defenses.

Discovery

Gather information on the target from public sources, like using open source intelligence (OSSINT) to find staff contact information. As much information as possible about the target, including the IP addresses, domain details, mail servers, network topology are gathered at this stage.

Vulnerability Identification

The tester identifies targets and maps attack vectors in this phase. Use technical tools to gain further knowledge of the target's assets, like using automated scanning tools to identify networks, hosts and vulnerabilities. The pentester will then determine whether the vulnerability can be exploited.

Threat Modeling and Exploitation

After interpreting the results from the vulnerability identification, develop threat models and attack scenarios to accomplish Pentest goals such as gaining remote access to systems or the customer database (e.g. using Metasploit to run exploits against known vulnerabilities).

Lateral Expansion

After gaining access, test lateral expansion to simulate how far an attacker can go and if your security monitoring controls would detect their activities. The pentester must perform cleanup of the organization, removing any components they have added to the environment and access or privilege they received.

Reporting

Provide executive management and technical reports that include business risk, technical vulnerabilities, and suggested remediation strategies. The comprehensive report will also cover the security testing, discovery of vulnerabilities and the way they were exploited.

Benefits of Penetration Testing

Identify exposure to external attacks

Test your security defense and your organization's ability to successfully detect, respond and stop an attack. Protect your organization from external attacks and data breaches before they happen.

Gain a holistic & accurate view of risk

Assess the potential business, operational and regulatory impact of successful cyberattacks. Establish a strategic risk management program built on a security framework to gain comprehensive insights into your operating environment.

Professional risk management

Provide guidance to decision-makers for security investments based on the effectiveness of existing controls and areas that need improvement. A penetration test will reveal a list of vulnerabilities in the target environment as well as the risks that come with them.

Comply with regulations and standards

Meet compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards such as ISO2700, PCI- DSS, FISMA, NIST, HIPA, etc. These regulations and standards require system owners to conduct regular security reviews and penetration tests by qualified testers.

Protect clients, partners, third parties

A security breach can affect its clients, partners, and third-party contractors. It will help professionals build trust and confidence in the organization if the company schedules a penetration test and takes the necessary security measures.

Prevent financial loss

A penetration test can help you avoid financial damage as a result of a data leak. A pentest provides a window into the thinking of an attacker, allowing you to identify targets of opportunity, the path of least resistance, and technical vulnerabilities that, if exploited, could result in considerable financial loss.

Why PurpleBox Security?

PurpleBox Security specializes in Security assessment and Pentesting services. We place a high value on testing important devices and components. Our comprehensive reports are produced by experienced, skilled testers so that the actionable information contained within them is easily understood. Combining our Red Team (Offensive) capabilities with our Blue Team (Defensive) experience, we provide a unique approach to solving enterprise security problems.

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