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Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

There are a number of common failures that some IT departments fall victim to, which leave businesses at risk for intrusion. Do you truly know where yours are on your networks or web applications?

Nowadays, critical data breaches are occurring at unprecedented rate. Information security and cyber security are gaining more and more attention at the C level which helps to increase IT budgets annually. The need for accessible on-demand data used in real time decision making and increased focus on business efficiencies has resulted in online availability of critical data. These data have become the attraction of rogues who make concerted and targeted attacks on them using sophisticated tools and mechanisms.

  • Vulnerabilities could be exploited to exploited including:
  • Delays in patching security flaws of operating systems and software;
  • The use of unsecure access protocols; lapses in licensing for antivirus, IDS, IPS, and other vulnerability identification and prevention tools;
  • Weak passwords for firewalls and other exposed services;
  • A loose software management policy;
  • Weak secure coding guidelines and QA review processes;
  • Lapses in IT Management’s adherence to security controls and protocols, etc.

All of these issues are preventable by ensuring a proper security maintenance program, which includes a regularly scheduled external and internal vulnerability assessment and penetration tests. They will help validate operation of current security practices and identify new issues that may have been introduced as a result of an upgrade or system changes.

VAPT Overview

Obtaining a completely secure IT infrastructure is a strenuous business problem. Mitiget’s team of experienced professionals having expertise in solving this problem will help you detect the presence of vulnerability in IT infrastructure through Vulnerability assessments.

Also, we aggressively test for known and previously unknown weaknesses in your IT infrastructure architecture through Penetration Testing, exactly like an expert hacker would do.

Our Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing services are highly client focused. Client can choose from a wide range of services described below, customized as per their specific needs.

Service Benefits

We at Mitiget believe in the ‘think like the hacker to catch the hacker’ approach and hence always keep ourselves one-step ahead of the threats that are continuously advancing.

Our VAPT regime is designed on these grounds and provides a systematic approach to be able to expose the vulnerabilities that pose a constant risk to the valuable information.

We provide a wide range of services tailored for client-specific needs.

The services are explained below and the client can select from the list as per their requirements

CHOOSE THE SERVICE TO MATCH YOUR NEEDS

Mitiget’s VAPTs are scaled to meet the needs of your business. Do you have a Sophisticated IT Infrastructure? Go for The comprehensive, all components VAPT. Do you have niche IT Infrastructure? Choose among following the critical testing components that perfectly match the business needs from the array of test options below:

White Box Testing

White Box Security Testing is an effective method of discovering undiscovered bugs, security breaches and vulnerabilities in the source code which are otherwise overlooked in the black and grey box testing methodologies and which have the potential of compromising the security of the application. We at Mitiget consider this source code sanitization an important task in security. Hence, we have designed an effective methodology to assess the critical components of the software followed by the entire program for the identification of violations and bugs within the source code. Mitiget believes in providing the best services and hence performs both automated and manual review audits thus generating a complete audit report with all problematic areas of the source code.

Grey Box Testing

A grey box test can be defined as the grey area between the white box and black box test. The tester has access to a small amount of information, like technical documentation or authentication credentials, which reduce the time that Black Box Test requires in getting through the authentication mechanism of the system. We place your needs on top priority. The Mitiget Grey Box Testing methodology is designed by keeping the client’s requirements in mind. The client decides how much information to provide, what information to provide, what to test, attack methodologies to be used, literally everything. And we provide the results in minimum possible time. Our engineers will always be in communication with you to give you the flexibility of requirement specification at any stage of the test

Black Box Testing

The Black Box Security Testing methodology assumes no prior knowledge of the infrastructure to be tested, thus testing your system from the perspective of an external attacker with zero knowledge of your systems applications or infrastructure. The Mitiget Black Box Security Testing regime actually simulates the environment in which the external attacker would work. This approach ensures that we work like an attacker would work and so obtain the best possible solution for you. We use the following approaches:
• We analyze application to find vulnerabilities
• Exploit the infrastructure using smartly crafted payload
• We study offensive hacking techniques in order to develop defensive mechanisms
• We engineer application systems that are secure and reliable

Internal Infrastructure Testing

Internal VAPT is mainly for internal IT infrastructure. Mitiget engineers perform onsite VAPT to determine the vulnerabilities in internal applications, systems and corporate networks.

External Infrastructure Testing

External threats are the most common website security infringements, particularly for elements that process or store customer information and data.
Our External Penetration Testing focuses on system vulnerabilities that can be exploited externally through applications, servers or network that can be accessed through the internet.
Our innovative VAPT takes care of the external hackers’ interest or motivation as well as threats by conducting security audits of all possible penetration weak points, including firewalls and intrusion detection systems bypasses.

MITIGET’s SECURITY SERVICES AND AREAS OF COVERAGE

The identification of vulnerabilities in your system along with the knowledge of major areas of exploitation is critical. What is more important is to be able to convey to you all the information in a clear and concise way. Every assessment service completion is followed by a delivery of an electronic assessment report. This report will include all the information about the security controls assessed as well as an analysis of the areas that need to be looked into for achieving the required amount of security. The areas of coverage also includes:

Client Business Analysis

The central objective of any Mitiget’s penetration test is to fulfill the exact needs of our customers. The first stage in any testing is therefore to understand the business functions of our client’s systems and incorporate those needs in our testing plan. This process helps us to identify the main potential threat surfaces of the client’s applications and customize the penetration test accordingly.

Vulnerability Detection

Once we have your applications main potential threat surfaces, our security engineers start the actual penetration testing. The testing detects and tracks all the security flaws and vulnerabilities.

Expert Manual Penetration Testing

We do not rely on automated penetration testing. As the critical bugs review reports reach our development team, all security threats are checked and verified manually by our team of experienced engineers.

Keeping Clients in the Loop

We keep our clients in the loop all the way. While performing penetration testing, we ensure proper synchronization of our team’s work with the client’s IT department.

Detailed Security Reports

After the completion of testing, a detailed threat assessment report is created and shared with the client. The report includes vulnerability impact assessment and threat mitigation recommendations.

Jargon Free Client Communication

We communicate clearly to webmasters and business managers alike. All our system threat reports and recommendations are both specific and descriptive, saving the IT department the trouble of explaining the situation to top management.

Format of Mitiget’s VAPT Report

The report is systematically designed into two parts: the high-level management report suitable for the understanding of management personnel, and an in-depth technical document for the technical staff to understand the underlying risks along with recommendations and preventive countermeasures. Following is detailed content list of the document:

  • Executive Summary
  • Purpose of the engagement
  • List of identified security controls
  • Classification of vulnerability based on risk level and ease of exploitation
  • How to reduce risk in environment with immediate effect
  • Recommendations to prevent the recurring of vulnerability
  • Each vulnerability described in detail
  • In detail description of the procedure followed for the exploitation process
  • Proof of Concept in the form of Videos and Images
  • Explanation of how to reduce the gravity of the vulnerability
  • Appendices

Why Choose Mitiget?

Our assessment engagements give inculcate in organisations the culture of applying risk-based decision-making in the business. This helps establish efficient operation and functional security program. More importantly, they help set the framework for compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

These engagements are scaled as needed for business solutions specific to an infrastructure, application, device, data type or even the enterprise.

Our Approach and Methodology

Mitiget incorporates an interactive approach to documenting and assessing an organisation’s exposure to fraud, waste and unauthorised activities. Part of the tools in use are workshops, interviews, questionnaires, meetings, observations, etc. We utilise two different methodologies: industry-specific and enterprise-wide, which ensure that Mitiget tailors the assessments to specific organisation’s needs.

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