Penetration Testing

Protect your data, secure your future. Penetration Testing, also known as a pen test or ethical hacking, is an authorized simulated cyberattack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system. Penetration Testing is performed to identify weaknesses (or vulnerabilities), including the potential for unauthorized parties to gain access to the system's features and data, as well as strengths, enabling a full risk assessment to be completed. Stetson’s experienced team of certified ethical hackers are ready to perform any of the following types of penetration testing for your organization:

External Penetration Testing

External penetration testing (also known as external network penetration testing) is a security assessment of an organization's perimeter systems. The aim of external penetration testing is to find ways to compromise your accessible (external) systems and services, gain access to sensitive information, and discover methods an attacker could use to attack your clients or users. Stetson’s team of security professionals will replicate the activities of real hackers to attempt to gain control of systems and test any weaknesses discovered to see how far a malicious attacker could tunnel into your network and what the business impact of a successful attack would be.

Internal Penetration Testing

Internal penetration testing is a type of ethical hacking in which testers with initial access to a network attempt to compromise it from the inside to intrude and gain further access. The insider or tester with network access simulates the actions of a real attack.

Social Engineering

Social Engineering testing is designed to assess how well your personnel and systems can detect email phishing and other forms of social engineering and test employees' adherence to the security policies and practices defined by management. As an example, our team might simulate phishing exploits, a common social engineering method, to test employee vulnerability by sending an email or call employees pretending to be someone in IT.

Web Application Testing

Web Application Testing: For companies that operate web-based applications, penetration testing can provide clarity into how secure those apps and websites truly are. Web application penetration testing examples include looking for vulnerabilities in backend networks, databases, design elements, source code, and more. Identifying these flaws and vulnerabilities can help teams proactively implement necessary upgrades and improvements.

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