External Network Pentest

External Network Penetration Testing is a critical process that involves assessing the security of an organization’s external network infrastructure. This type of testing simulates attacks from outside the organization, targeting public-facing assets like websites, email servers, and external network services to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by external attackers.

Why Companies Need External Network Penetration Testing:

Identifying External Vulnerabilities External networks are often the first point of contact for cyber attackers. Identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities in these networks is crucial for preventing unauthorized access.

Protecting Public-Facing Assets Websites, email servers, and other public-facing services are common targets for attackers. Testing these components helps in securing them from attacks like SQL injection, DDoS, and other exploits.

Meeting Compliance and Industry Standards Many industries have regulatory requirements that mandate regular security assessments of external networks to ensure data protection and privacy.

Preventing Data Breaches A breach in external network security can lead to significant data loss and financial damage. Penetration testing helps prevent such breaches by proactively identifying security gaps.

Building Customer Trust Ensuring the security of external networks is vital for maintaining customer trust and confidence, especially for businesses that handle customer data.

Methodologies Used by Cerebral Security for External Network Penetration Testing:

  • SANS Top 20
  • NIST
  • ISO/IEC 27001

SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls

The SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls provide a practical and actionable framework for identifying and securing against common attack vectors on external networks. This includes controls for continuous vulnerability assessment and remediation, secure configuration of hardware and software, and effective incident response capabilities.

OSTMM (Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual)

OSTMM offers a comprehensive methodology for testing the operational security of external networks. It includes a range of tests to assess the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of network resources and data from external threats.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines

NIST provides a structured approach to identifying, assessing, and managing cybersecurity risks, specifically tailored for external network environments.

PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

For businesses involved in processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information, ensuring the security of external networks against threats is vital, as per PCI-DSS standards.

ISO/IEC 27001

This international standard is crucial for establishing and maintaining a secure management system for external network infrastructures.

Our Unique Approach to External Network Penetration Testing

Security is not just about following a checklist!

At Cerebral Security, we tailor our External Network Penetration Testing to the specific needs and architecture of your organization’s external network. We understand that each network faces unique threats and requires a custom approach for effective security. Our testing scenarios are designed to mimic real-world attack patterns targeting external network components, providing you with comprehensive insights into your network’s vulnerabilities and recommendations for enhancing security.

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