Network Penetration Testing
Assess the effectiveness of your security controls through
the manual analysis of your internal and external networks.
Discover internal and external security gaps through safely, and expertly, simulated attacks on your network.
Network Penetration Testing:
A Hybrid Approach
Throughout the network penetration testing process, automated, as well as comprehensive manual testing, will be used to identify all network and business-logic related vulnerabilities. At MainNerve, all of our security tests go beyond international standards such as NIST, and come with a detailed final report that includes an executive summary, a listing of risk ratings, remediation recommendations, and more.
Identify Network Vulnerabilities and Exposures
With decades of national level expertise and industry leading resources combined with a focus on best practices and security control testing, MainNerve analyzes the security risk to your infrastructure, applications, and employees. A team of dedicated and professional security engineers simulate controlled hacking attacks that malicious adversaries could use to compromise systems, infiltrate facilities, and steal sensitive data.
To identify and recommend safeguards, MainNerve will employ the following:
Identify the name and location of systems on the network, as well as, the operating system and any running services.
Identify the ports open on each device.
Test for the operating system and services running on each exposed system.
Enumerate the network’s relationship and exposure to the Internet, including DNS and host name (domain name) registration information.
Unauthorized Access to Sensitive Data
Attempt to access and retrieve sensitive data from targeted systems by exploiting application or operating system vulnerabilities.
Probe firewall for open ports or services.
Known Vulnerability Analysis
Check for well-known vulnerabilities that can exist in web servers, FTP servers, DNS servers, etc.
Active Defense Evasion
Methods to evade or obfuscate the ability of active defenses (like intrusion prevention systems) to properly prevent known attack techniques.
THE MAINNERVE PROCESS
MainNerve ensures that all penetration testing follows the methodology defined in the NIST SP-115 for network and wireless penetration testing as well as OWASP for web application penetration testing. These methodologies ensure a clear, well defined approach to the testing of your infrastructure, applications and employees.
The planning stage of penetration testing will include regular communication with the client’s key points of contact to understand the overall scope of the project to include project objectives, rules of engagement and limitations.
MainNerve will perform an extensive search for open source information using tools and techniques to gather information on the client with the explicit goal of identifying technical data about the external and/or internal network infrastructure for targeting.
Exploiting vulnerabilities using a blend of custom, open source, and commercial software tools to exploit vulnerable hosts with the explicit intention of accessing sensitive information, establishing a persistent presence on the system, and exploiting the trusts of related systems.
Considered the most critical step in penetration testing, our reports communicate all penetration test findings in a comprehensive and clear report to the client.
Advantages of conducting penetration testing:
• Identify vulnerabilities in your IT architecture
• Evaluate the effectiveness of your security measures
• Establish a baseline for additional security evaluations
• Sustain compliance requirements
• Test cyber incident response measures
• Exercise security team procedures and policies
Web App Penetration Testing
Web application penetration testing is designed to assess and test the state of your web-facing applications, and provide actionable remediation recommendations for enhancing your security to both your customers and users. This testing ensures that your applications will meet the security demands of your internal policies and customer assessment requirements. API testing can also be performed when required.
MainNerve’s compliance services and security alerting solutions are designed to help fill one of the biggest challenges for businesses: staying in alignment with the exhaustive list of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) requirements. From PCI DSS and HIPAA, to CJIS and FINRA, MainNerve can help your business navigate this landscape through our dedicated and hands-on approach to determining your business needs.
Social engineering, in the context of information security, is commonly defined as persuasion and/or manipulation techniques in order to influence people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. Ensure that your business is secure by testing and evaluating your employees, facilities, and infrastructure against phishing and physical attacks. MainNerve’s unique background in working with Special Operations gives us a distinct competitive edge.