Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is needed in this time where data breaches are the norm, organizations must assess risks. With cyber threats on the rise, a flexible information security program is crucial. Small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) often overlook cybersecurity amid technological advancements, leading to increased cybercrimes. Two in three SMBs suffered security breaches last year, averaging $380,000 per incident. Prioritizing cybersecurity is vital. Our Penetration Testing offers flexible scheduling, real-time notifications, informative reports, affordability, and transparency for efficient detection and response.

Benefits of Penetration Testing with Us:

  • Schedule flexibility for penetration tests

  • Real-time notifications during tests

  • Informative reports on risks and comparisons

  • Competitive pricing with added value

  • Transparent progress updates for your IT team

  • Reduced turnaround time for detection and response

Penetration Testing vs Vulnerability Testing

A vulnerability assessment says the door is unlocked, while a penetration test reveals an unlocked safe with sensitive data. It guides you on securing the door and protecting confidential information.

What a Vulnerability Test will find:

  • Patching vulnerabilities

  • Default passwords amongst services

  • Configuration deficiencies

  • False positive vulnerabilities (e.g. flagging services based on version numbers, not knowing if patches are applied)

What a Penetration Test will find:

  • Weak domain user account passwords

  • Sensitive files stored on network shares

  • Sensitive data within databases

  • Weak password policies

  • Network share permission issues

  • Man-in-the-middle attacks and possibilities

Scope and Methodology

Gallop Technology Group Network offers a variety of security assessments, including vulnerability assessments as well as penetration testing.

The internal and external testing phases are similar in many ways, with the exception of leveraging Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT). These assessments take a comprehensive approach to identifying security vulnerabilities which expose systems and services to potential threats. To accomplish this goal, our consultants leverage a number of resources and techniques to identify, enumerate, and exploit the targeted systems. Different components are included in penetration testing.

External Network Penetration Testing

  • Information Gathering – Collect data from publicly accessible sources.

  • Host Discovery – Identify active systems using Nmap and Masscan.

  • Enumeration – Analyze open ports and network traffic for vulnerabilities.

  • Exploitation – Attempt to exploit security vulnerabilities.

  • Post Exploitation – Gain access to compromised systems and perform internal tests.

External Network Vulnerability Assessment

  • Vulnerability Analysis – Scan systems for vulnerabilities without exploiting them.

Internal Network Penetration Testing

  • Information Gathering – Learn about the internal network environment.

  • Host Discovery – Identify active systems using Nmap and Masscan.

  • Enumeration – Analyze open ports and network traffic for vulnerabilities.

  • Exploitation – Attempt to gain remote access to services or systems.

  • Post Exploitation – Use gained information to facilitate further access and sensitive data enumeration.

Internal Network Vulnerability Assessment

  • Vulnerability Analysis – Scan internal systems for vulnerabilities without exploiting them.

Our Penetration Testing, with its flexible scheduling, real-time notifications, informative reports, competitive pricing, and transparency, ensures efficient detection and response.

Penetration Testing