Penetration Testing

The only way to know if your security controls work is to put them to the test. 

Penetration testing demonstrates how well your network and information assets are protected by emulating real-world cyberattacks. By emulating your adversary, Rigid Bits will help you discover critical exploitable vulnerabilities and provide guidance to help you remediate them before you are compromised.

 

Common Challenges

Unknown Risks

Even with vulnerability scanning and risk assessments, businesses may miss areas of risk or fail to understand the full extent of the impact a breach could have. Without penetration testing, businesses fail to uncover what could occur in a real-world attack.

Compliance Requirements

Most businesses have penetration testing requirements due to compliance regulations or 3rd party relationships. Testing is often required to be performed by a third party, separate from the day-to-day business operations and IT.

Lack of Expertise

Quality matters when it comes to penetration testing. Testing performed by unqualified or inexperienced companies, failure to be thorough in the test itself, and the inability to explain findings and recommended next steps may leave you just as vulnerable as when you began.

How Can Rigid Bits Help Secure Your Business Trough Penetration Testing?

Understand your risk

Penetration Testing gives you a way to understand the true impact behind vulnerabilities in your environment. When prioritizing remediation efforts, it is important to understand what makes some vulnerabilities more impactful than others.

Meet compliance

Using Rigid Bits to support your compliance needs for penetration testing allows you to demonstrate that an unbiased, third party performed the assessment and will satisfy requirements and best practices. Depending on your specific requirement needs, we can provide high level summaries that protect your sensitive information when responding to such requests.

Emulate real world attacks

By emulating tactics, techniques, and procedures used by actual attackers, Rigid Bits is able to give you deeper insight into what may happen in a real-world attack. Rigid Bits utilizes both automated vulnerability assessment tools and manual testing techniques to perform reconnaissance, gather information, identify and exploit vulnerabilities in your environment.

Our Penetration Testing Approach

Our experts work with you to help determine the scope of testing, ensure our approach aligns with your goals, and identify any risks that may cause an interruption to your business operations. While every engagement is unique, Rigid Bits’ Penetration Testing methodology follows industry standards and best practices and is performed in the following key phases:

An attack surface is created by discovering information publicly available on the internet relevant to your business and enumerating systems, services, and web applications in use in the in-scope environment. A combination of industry recognized tools and manual techniques will be used to enumerating information and discover vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. The results are analyzed to prioritize high-impact and exploitable vulnerabilities and develop the attack plan.

Manual attempts at safe exploitation are made in an effort to compromise systems and sensitive information. If necessary, pivoting and privilege escalation will be used to demonstrate the risk of the vulnerability fully. Screenshots or other proof of exploitation are captured as proof of access.

Rigid Bits will provide a final report which includes an executive summary, our methodology and approach, attack narratives with screenshot evidence, technical details, and remediation advice for all findings. Our findings are prioritized by risk level to help you understand your business’s true risk and aid with remediation prioritization. In addition to our report, we provide technical and executive debriefings to explain both the business impact and the technical details of our testing. 

Every penetration test with Rigid Bits includes remediation validation as a follow-up assessment to verify that issues have been addressed appropriately, or if any still pose a threat.

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If you’d like to learn more about penetration testing and if it’s the right approach for your specific goals, contact our team for additional ideas and guidance. To see a sample report and learn more about methods used, download our Sample Penetration Test Report here.

Let’s Discuss Your Needs

Our experience with hundreds of businesses across diverse industries provides us with the expertise to understand your unique challenges.