What exactly is Network Penetration Testing (NPT)? | WeSecureCyber
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Overview : Network Penetration Testing
It is crucial to test your network for security vulnerabilities, weaknesses and threats. This helps you identify potential risks that can damage the networks and servers of any company. This is a critical step to determine how secure your network really is. It simulates attacks that would allow unauthorized access to target networks, thereby measuring current network security.
By simulating cyberattacks against your own systems, penetration testing, also known as pen testing, can help you find any weaknesses that might be potentially exploited meanwhile network penetration examinations to find security flaws in your networks.
Methodology on Network Penetration Testing
Type of Testing ——
Black Box is also known as external or behavioral testing. It is a type of software testing method that requires no knowledge about the code structure or implementation details or any internal routings of an application. This testing technique focuses only on an application’s output and input, and it is completely dependent upon the requirements and specifications for the software.
Gray box testing is software testing that combines white and black boxes. It’s used to validate an application even though it has a basic understanding of the core code. This method identifies and searches for context-specific flaws in the code of an application.
White Box testing is a review of a software program’s structure, code, and architecture. This allows for validation of the input-output flow, as well as improvements to the design, security and usability. This type of testing is also known as internal testing, clear box testing and open box testing. The testers have access to the source code.
Our Approach on Network Penetration Testing
Before an assessment of the application can take place, it is important to define the scope of client. It is a good idea to have open communication with the client in this stage to create a safe platform for conducting assessments.
This step is where a range of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), tools and techniques are used to collect as much information as possible on the target. We will be able to assess risk and understand the dynamics of the relationship based on the data we have gathered.
Identifying and Inspect
This is where we use computerized tools and resources to combine data collection methods with data sources that allow us to generate more sophisticated data. Our experts carefully examine any potential attack vectors. The foundation of the application will be built using the data that was obtained at this stage.
Attack and Penetration
We run both an automated and a manual security scan to uncover any vulnerabilities and attack routes. We then use exploits to attack the application in order to evaluate its security. We use a variety of techniques to penetrate the application, including open-source scripts and our own internal tools. All of the above are used to secure your application as well as its data.
This step is the final in all of the assessment steps. The final stage of the assessment process involves gathering and analyzing all data. Finally, we provide a detailed breakdown to our findings for each client. The final report will include a comprehensive analysis of every danger and a list of the strengths and weaknesses.
FAQs on Network Penetration Testing
How to pentest my network?
During a pen test, an outsider or hacker is made to pretend they are getting access to the system of the organization. A subset of pen test procedures called a vulnerability scan is used to evaluate a network and connected systems for a predetermined list of known vulnerabilities. While vulnerability scans focus on the system flaws already present, a pen test will simulate a ‘live’ threat or assault.
What are the Network penetration testing techniques?
A typical network pen testing approach involves the following steps:
- Planning. In the planning phase, ethical hackers discuss the scope and overall aim of the test with key stakeholders. Testing methods and success metrics are defined in this initial discussion phase. After a basic overview is decided upon, hackers start surveying all components of the businesses’ network.
- Testing. In this phase, hackers use either static or dynamic testing solutions to study and understand how the network responds to simulated attacks.
- Accessing networks. After testing the network to understand its behavior, ethical hackers will perform a variety of attacks on the network, including web application attacks, Mobile application attacks , etc. These attacks will help identify the target network’s vulnerabilities. If the ethical hackers identify vulnerabilities, they will attempt to actually exploit them, from attempting to steal data to escalating privileges to intercepting traffic.
- Analysis. After completing testing activities, pen testers will analyze their results and create a report showing their findings. This report will provide actionable insight into vulnerabilities, actual exploitability, and the chance for businesses to take necessary remediation action before a real hacker has the opportunity to exploit their system.
Which are the three types of penetration testing?
There are three kinds of penetration testing methods: white-box assessment (black-box), gray-box assessment (white-box), and white-box.
Which are the 5 network penetration testing methods?
WeSecureCyber’s penetration testing method assesses targeted Internet-facing systems and internal systems. It uses a multi-layered approach that includes Information Gathering and Threat Modeling as well as Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation.
What is the salary of network penetration testing?
Average salary for a Penetration Tester in India is 5.5 Lakhs per year (₹45.8k per month). Salary estimates are based on 250 latest salaries received from various Penetration Testers across industries.
What are the five network penetration testing techniques?
RedTeam Security’s penetration testing methodology assesses the targeted Internet-facing and internal systems using a multi-layered approach: Information Gathering, Threat Modeling, Vulnerability Analysis, Exploitation, and Reporting.