Securing the Digital Landscape with Expertise and Precision
At Kraken Cyber, we stand as a beacon of trust and expertise in the dynamic world of cybersecurity, providing expert Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing services. Our team of OSCP and CRT certified offensive security professionals harbors over 15 years of combined penetration testing and cyber security consultancy experience, diligently working to protect your digital assets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, is a simulated cyber attack against your system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. It involves ethical hackers who aim to identify and exploit weaknesses in your system before malicious hackers can do so.
Why is Penetration Testing important for my business?
Penetration testing helps in identifying vulnerabilities in your system early on, ensuring that they can be fixed before they are exploited by malicious hackers. It protects your business data, preserves your reputation, and can help you to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, avoiding potential fines and penalties.
What is the difference between vulnerability assessment and penetration testing?
While both vulnerability assessments and penetration tests aim to identify vulnerabilities, they go about it in different ways. Vulnerability assessments involve a systematic review of your system to identify known vulnerabilities, while penetration testing involves actively trying to exploit these vulnerabilities to see how much damage could potentially be done in a real attack.
What is involved in a penetration test?
A penetration test generally involves the following stages:
1. Planning: defining the scope and objectives of the test, and gathering intelligence on the target system to find ways to infiltrate it.
2. Reconnaissance: gathering additional information on the target system to find ways to infiltrate it.
3. Discovery: identifying vulnerabilities in the system through various methods including automated scans and manual inspection.
4. Exploitation: attempting to exploit the identified vulnerabilities to understand the level of access or control that can be gained.
5. Reporting: documenting the findings, including vulnerabilities found, data that was accessed, and recommendations for securing the system.
How often should I conduct penetration testing?
It’s generally recommended to conduct penetration testing at least annually. However, you should also consider conducting a test after any significant changes to your system, such as after launching a new application or making substantial updates to existing systems.
Do you offer customized testing based on our organization’s specific needs?
Yes, we tailor our penetration testing services to meet the unique needs and requirements of your organization. We work closely with your team to understand your environment and design a testing strategy that aligns with your objectives.
What industries do you serve?
We serve a wide range of industries including finance, healthcare, e-commerce, manufacturing, and more. Our team is equipped with the necessary skills and expertise to handle the specific challenges and regulations that pertain to different industries.
What happens after the penetration test?
After the test, you will receive a detailed report outlining our findings along with recommendations to address any identified vulnerabilities. We are also available to assist with remediation efforts to help you secure your environment effectively.
Is the penetration testing process safe?
Yes, our team of ethical hackers follows industry best practices to ensure the safety of your environment. We conduct tests in a controlled manner to avoid any disruption to your normal operations. No, we do not conduct denial of service testing.
How do we get started with penetration testing services?
To get started, contact us through our website or give us a call. Our team will work with you to understand your needs and tailor a penetration testing service to help protect your organization from cyber threats.