A Penetration Test is attempting to attack vulnerabilities in a similar method of a real malicious attacker. Typically, penetration services are requested when a system or network has exhausted investments in security and seeking to verify if all avenues of security have been covered. The key difference between a Penetration Test and Vulnerability Assessment is a penetration test will act upon vulnerabilities found and verify if they are legit reducing the list of confirmed risk associated with a target.
IMPORTANT: One popular misconception is a Penetration Testing service enhances IT security since services have a higher cost associated than other security services. Penetration Testing does not make IT networks more secure since services evaluates existing security! A customer should not consider a penetration test if there is a belief the target is not completely secure.
A Vulnerability Assessment is the process in which network devices, operating systems and application software are scanned in order to identify the presence of known and unknown vulnerabilities. A vulnerability is a gap, error or weakness in how a system is designed, used and protected. When a vulnerability is exploited, it can result in giving unauthorized access, escalation of privileges or denial-of-service to the asset.
Vulnerability Assessments typically stop once a vulnerability is found meaning services doesn't include executing an attack against the vulnerability to verify if it's legitimate. A Vulnerability Assessment deliverable provides potential risk associated with all vulnerabilities found with possible remediation steps. Vulnerability Assessments are a valuable way to assess a network for potential security weakness to identify where to invest for future security.
Penetration Testing that I offer exposes hidden vulnerability of web applications by initiating a simulated attack to the system from attackers' viewpoint. This penetration testing method is initiated manually by myself. This testing method is effective for discovering vulnerabilities that conventional tools cannot detect, and is most effective while attempting to grasp the extent of virtual damages caused by an attack incident. Needless to say, vulnerabilities that ordinary tools can detect will also be revealed manually, and reported.‐ Manual analysis (via penetration testing) is conducted
If you need a penetration test, I want to talk with you. This is what you can expect:‐ When you contact, I don't have any assistant, I work alone. Instead, I will work with you to determine if I am good for you.