Security Assessment and Testing
Protecting the right assets from the most severe threats begins with securing your entire network. Our External Penetration Test will find unknown vulnerabilities from a hackers perspective, from misconfiguration and network design issues to software bugs and back doors. Our Internal Penetration Testing will allow you to see vulnerabilities from an insiders perspective as well as insider threats. We pride ourselves on our reporting capabilities from both an executive management viewing to the very technical reporting.
Our specific Security Assessment and Testing Services include:
- Risk Assessment
- Vulnerability Assessment and Testing
- Penetration Testing
- Human / Social Engineering Assessments
MAD Security tackles security risks in IT infrastructure and addresses your needs with individual solutions. From government agencies to small businesses, our past and current clients trust that while performing our testing, we will cause minimal or no impact on the business of your organization. With proven experience in assisting organizations to successfully meet their security objectives, we attempt to identify all vulnerabilities and focus on areas where a compromise would have the highest impact or greatest risk to your organization.
In order to identify, understand, and categorize risks, MAD Security conducts information security risk assessments. We consider a risk assessment a vital prerequisite to the formation of strategies and policies that guide all aspects of an organization’s information systems security posture. Undertaking an initial risk assessment can reflect a significant one-time effort and MAD Security believes in identifying risks accurately and completely. An ample evaluation of risk will identify the significance and sympathy of information and system components and then balance that knowledge with the exposure from threats and vulnerabilities.
MAD believes that our risk management services are linked to your overall business outcomes. A complete risk assessment is essential in any organization’s line of defense and should be an ongoing part of any information security program. It is crucial in ensuring that controls and expenditure are fully appropriate with the risks to which the organization is exposed. However, many conservative methods for performing security risk analysis are becoming unsound in terms of usability, elasticity and in what they produce for the user.
The quality of security controls can considerably influence all categories of risk. Examiners and institutions recognized the direct impact on operational/transaction risk from incidents related to fraud, theft, or accidental damage. Many security weaknesses, however, can directly increase exposure in other risk areas.
Our Vulnerability Assessment and Testing scan your systems using best of breed penetration tools and highlight potential threats to your systems. Vulnerability testing uses functional testing and structural testing to analyze internal and external controls. These tests are a good base to determine, prioritize, and lower risk. Contact a MAD Man to see how we can best assess your security vulnerabilities.
MAD Security’s penetration testing tools simulate methods used by real attackers. MAD tests the security of your IT systems through ethical hacking which is used to safely identify and exploit your company’s weaknesses. We analyze your company’s security from perspective of potential risks and by looking at your business processes and information flows, we can determine how well your security will stand up to malicious threats. Although many companies perform penetration tests, our team delivers top quality reports so that penetration test results are presented visually and both non-technical and technical personnel can understand the real risks to information security. Our complete reports cover the approach taken by MAD, the methods of attack to which your company is most vulnerable and our recommendations to protect you from future attacks.
Our penetration testing methodologies are based on industry best practices including the OSSTMM (Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Guidelines. A penetration test actively analyzes your system for any potential vulnerability and MAD uses methods that result in repeatable, quality results with minimal risk to your systems during testing.
Vulnerability Testing vs. Penetration Testing
Vulnerability tests use testing tools to identify vulnerabilities in a security system. Vulnerability tests do not relate technical threats to business threats nor do they assess actual attack methods. Penetration testing demonstrates the real risk to systems and provides a large-scale perspective of critical threats to the entire organization. Contact a MAD Man to see how we can best assess your security vulnerabilities.
Human and Social Engineering Tests use techniques to gain access and attack an organization’s security infrastructure. In these cases, hacker’s rely on exploiting human trust. MAD uses one or more of the threat scenarios to help identify human weaknesses that pose a risk to security.
MAD simulates customized attacks by providing clients with a list of potential test scenarios covering a list of current threat vectors. Our test scenarios do not install any malicious applications or code. Clients can choose final test scenarios from an ever-changing list that includes but is not limited to spear-phishing attacks to social networking attacks, phone, USB’s and everything in between.
Ask a MAD Man for more information on how to increase your organization’s security awareness through a Human / Social Engineering Assessment.