Most businesses and organisations operate online or use applications to conduct businesses, interact with clients or provide a service. The infrastructure that supports these operations is critical, and their security is vital to protect the company, customers, partners and data. Infrastructure penetration testing plays a core role in ensuring their safety.
What is infrastructure penetration testing
Infrastructure penetration testing is a methodology and strategy that identifies and assesses vulnerabilities. This type of penetration test looks for weaknesses and areas where exploitation may exist in your network devices, computer systems, and IP address range.
Penetration testing should be conducted from outside the organisation by a cybersecurity specialist such as OmniCyber. OmniCyber will identify vulnerabilities and report these to you (the system owner), along with mitigation recommendations.
Infrastructure penetration testing can also be used to test a business’s security policy compliance and identify how effectively it can respond to cybersecurity threats.
The benefits of infrastructure penetration testing
When we conduct infrastructure penetration testing on your business or organisation, the benefits include:
- Vulnerabilities are revealed – including app configuration issues and poor staff habits that risk a data breach.
- Seeing the real risks
- Testing your cyber defence capabilities – including your ability to respond and stop malicious attacks
- An expert opinion from an unbiased third-party
- Ensuring your business continuity – with a network that can confidently operate 24/7
- Regulation and certification compliance – including PCI regulations and ISO 27001 standards
- Maintaining brand reputation, customer confidence and trust
Types of infrastructure testing
The four types of infrastructure testing include:
- External infrastructure testing – identifies what a hacker with internet access could do with your network.
- Internal infrastructure testing – highlights internal and employee risks and associated damage.
- Wireless security penetration testing – reveals how your wireless devices and wireless access could be attacked or hacked by cybercriminals from a remote location.
- Cloud and virtualisation testing – highlights risks to your cloud-held data and systems and how you can improve cloud security
Contact OmniCyber to find out more about infrastructure penetration testing for your company or organisation.