Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessments

Penetration Testingdemonstrates what a malicious individual could accomplish and measures the effectiveness of existing security controls. Test results provide evaluation of organizational Information structure and detailed recommendations that allow organization to pro-actively implement countermeasures for preventing real world exploitation of identified vulnerabilities.
There are many reasons to implement Penetration testing:

  • To set a benchmark and validate effectiveness of organizational security systems
  • To minimize zero day threats by recurring testing
  • To support Risk Assessments
  • As part of a deployment cycle for new infrastructure or applications
  • As part of due diligence for company acquisitions and third party agreements
  • Meeting regulations and standards

Penetration tests -are performed from both external (remote) and internal (onsite) perspectives to assess common entry points into the environment (either Black-Box, White-Box or even Grey-Box).
The followingoptions are available:

  • Network Level Testing – External and Internal infrastructure Penetration Tests. An infrastructure penetration test is a proven method of evaluating the security of your computing networks infrastructure weaknesses by simulating a malicious attacker from the outside world (internet) or as an internal authorized employee.
  • Application Testing – Web and Mobile Application Penetration Testing. Our company developed its own advance application cyber testing methodology and integrated it with OWASP methodology and WASC Threat Classification to include vast testing at the application level. Our company’s unique approach focuses on exposing all the vulnerabilities and weaknesses within the application in order to determine the gap between the application security state and the industry’s best practices.
  • Database Testing – Database integrity and ability to withstand security breach and tampering
  • Wireless Security Testing – assess the adequacy of wireless security controls designed to protect unauthorized access to corporate wireless services
  • Social Engineering – assesses the effectiveness of physical security controls, employee response to suspicious behaviour, and validates that network security controls cannot be bypassed by establishing an onsite presence.A remote assessment is performed under controlled conditions designed to validate the effectiveness of user security awareness and incident response processes, primarily through phishing attacks.

Once testing is complete, our company generates customized reports that detail all findings
CST provides a sound and updated methodology, using remote and onsite system to test organization security. Test results form the basis of CST recommendations and guidelines for future improvement.