External Penetration Testing
IT Security Compliance regulations and guidelines (GLBA, NCUA, FFIEC, HIPAA, etc.) require an organization to conduct independent testing of the Information Security Program to identify vulnerabilities that could result in unauthorized disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of confidential information, including Non-Public Personal Information (NPPI). The Internet-facing component (website, email servers, etc.) of the organization's network is constantly exposed to threats from hackers. In a 12-month period alone, over 100 million personal records have been compromised due to security breaches. Almost 1/3 of these breaches were the result of hackers.
Best Practices state that each organization should perform an External Penetration Test in addition to regular security assessments in order to ensure the security of their external network. An External Penetration Test differs from a vulnerability assessment in that it actually exploits the vulnerabilities to determine what information is actually exposed to the outside world. An External Penetration Test mimics the actions of an actual attacker exploiting weaknesses in the network security without the usual dangers. This test examines external IT systems for any weakness that could be used by an external attacker to disrupt the confidentiality, availability, or integrity of the network, thereby allowing the organization to address each weakness.
Robrige Network Security's External Penetration Test follows documented
Best Practices security testing methodology which includes:
|External Network Scanning|
|Manuel Vulerability Testing and Verification|
|Firewall and ACL Testing|
|Intrusion Detection/Prevention System Testing|
|Password Aging and Strength Testing|
|External Network Scan for Know Trojan/Hacker Ports|
Are all areas of your network protected? Threats enter internally and externally, and Robrige has your system covered. External penetration testing goes beyond the standard vulnerability scan. Instead, through an examination of the perimeter, one of our professionals researches, finds, and exploits all risks and weak points through ethical hacking.
Not conducting regular external scans exposes your company or organization to the ever-changing attacks and strategies of hackers. Stolen, compromised, or altered information compromises your business and its customers, potentially leading to lawsuits, identity theft, and decreased reliability. Instead of finding your company in this situation, maintain network security and industry compliance with an external penetration test from Robrige.