In 2012, 80% of all IT companies reported at least one security breach. One of the most effective ways to ensure that your data is safe is to take preventive measures.
Penetration testing is a controlled process which simulates a real-world attack from malicious users. The test aims to identify vulnerabilities that may allow an attacker to bypass the application’s security mechanisms and gain unauthorized access.
Why Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing helps to proactively identify vulnerabilities, validate existing controls and develop guidelines for remediation. Maintaining information security and taking timely measures can ultimately save thousands of dollars in potential losses, prevent damage to reputation and customer confidence, avoid business disruptions, and more.
How DataArt Helps Its Clients
DataArt performs penetration testing monthly, quarterly or annually, as preferred by the client. Our security engineers use both automated tools and manual techniques to identify and validate exploitability of vulnerabilities that may result from a poor or improper system configuration, known software flaws, operational process weaknesses, or other causes.
As part of the penetration testing process, our experts supply guidelines for technical countermeasures.
Our penetration testing services include:
- Web applications penetration testing
- Mobile applications penetration testing
- Network penetration testing
Our penetration testing process involves the following key phases:
DataArt experts work with the customer to clearly define and document test objectives, scope and rules of engagement. We conduct one or more interviews to gain a thorough understanding of the customer’s testing goals and needs, security and compliance requirements, business risks and other related factors.
The DataArt team collects and examines key information about the specified target and its infrastructure. Depending on the scope of testing, the information may include functionality, use cases, user roles, architecture, security mechanisms, security-critical areas, hosting environment, and more. This information helps develop a testing plan, and identify possible attack patterns on the chosen application or network to properly target automated scanning software, and to fine tune the manual testing process.
The DataArt team uses both automated tools and manual techniques to simulate an attack and find existing vulnerabilities.
For automated testing, our experts use industry leading vulnerability scanning tools to analyze a targeted web or mobile application, or targeted network, enumerate its resources and pick the most common issues. All vulnerabilities identified by the automated testing process are manually re-checked to make sure that they indeed exist and are exploitable.
During manual testing, our experts leverage readily available information to launch their own manual attacks against the application or network. The DataArt team will attempt to access actual data and functionality to fully demonstrate the significance of any identified weaknesses.
Following the completion of a penetration test, DataArt delivers a detailed report of the team’s findings. The report includes an Executive Summary section for the management and a prioritized list of issues for development, with practical recommendations for their remediation. We also meet with the customer’s technical team to discuss the testing results and provide ongoing support throughout the process.