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Become the Enemy

What is Penetration Testing?

To Defeat the Hacker, You Must Become the Hacker

 

You don’t know what you don’t know. But the bad guys do.

 

Vulnerabilities in your software, hardware and end-user environments are a hacker playground – to the tune of $6 trillion a year (a number that’s skyrocketing). Regular testing is essential, but a proactive strategy integrates training and resources that go beyond one-off testing. 

 

Pen testing finds vulnerabilities, known and unknown, but just finding them isn’t the story. The real value is what they teach us and how our red teamers can inform your risk calculations down the road. This intel is so valuable to your organization’s decision-makers, in fact, that yearly one-off tests aren’t adequate. You’re going to want this context continuously.

 

In other words, we help you predict and preempt attacks with penetration testing services that “respond” before the hackers get out of bed. 

 

As Sun-Tzu advised, become the enemy.

Pen Testing That Gets Results

Threat

 

In 2018 there were 30 million cyber attacks in the US. The threat is increasing – in both numbers and sophistication. But you can substantially lessen your exposure.

Track Record

 

Our pen test team serves more than 60% of the Fortune 500 and has helped thousands of organizations uncover hidden vulnerabilities in their technology, processes and people.

Results

 

How effective are our pen testers? 75% of vulnerabilities exploited by the Optiv team were not identified by standard automated tools. That’s a number you can take to the board.

Benefits of Network Penetration Testing

 

  • Increased security posture beyond minimum compliance regulation requirements
  • Ability to prioritize severity
  • Reduce likelihood of breach
  • Ability to track and confirm that patches are successful
  • Formal application security program designed to ensure enterprise remains secure
  • Automated security testing integrated throughout software development lifecycle
  • Comprehensive, proactive approach to adversaries/complete view of entire attack surface

Optiv’s Pen Testing Approach

 

Effective penetration test results:

 

  • Identify flaws and weaknesses in technology, processes and people
  • Minimize risk and strengthen compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Remediate vulnerabilities and reduce the attack surface

 

Security penetration tests typically involve manual and automated components, as well as white- and black-box testing aimed at compromising endpoints, wireless networks, mobile devices, web application security and other potential points of exposure. Because of the human in the loop, a pen test may identify flaws and weaknesses that automated scanning may miss.

 

 

Types of Penetration Testing

Threat Intelligence

 

Planning and Requirements Collection
Analysis and Production
Dissemination and Integration

 

 

Threat Modeling

 

Determine Assets
Understand Threat Agents
Derive Position/Relevance
Build Strategy
Operationalize
Monitor and Adapt

 

Red Team/Breach

 

Information Profiling
Discovery (Passive/Active)
Solicitation
Exploitation/Post
Exploitation
Covert/Surreptitious
Attach Chain Analysis

Threat Hunting

 

Hypothesize
Investigate
Discover
Remediate
Augment

 

 

We Know Penetration Testing

 

Effective penetration testing depends on people. Great people. Elite ethical hackers. Think-forward researchers.

Veteran cyber threat pros.

 

We also partner with dozens of the tech leaders in our field. So when that expert Optiv team shows up at your door, their kit is packed with the most refined, innovative tools in the cybersecurity industry.

 

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Best tech. Best people. Best processes. That’s the Optiv Way.

 

Pen tests are important, but the even-more-effective approach injects continuity via a customized threat management program, which augments the basic offering with:

 

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Tech

 

  • Application security program development
  • Open sources threat intelligence
  • VDI jailbreaks
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People

 

  • Attack surface management
  • Incident response readiness
  • IR retainer
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Process

 

  • Spear phishing assessments
  • Application Assessments
  • Mobile app assessments

Learn More About Optiv’s Penetration Testing Solutions

 

Attack & Pen Test Plan
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Your options, from a 30,000-foot perspective.

 

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Attack and Penetration Test Plan

 

Here’s how a pen test works:

1

Discover 
Gather and evaluate all pertinent information from the client, then conduct supplementary research using public sources. This affords a broad understanding of the security context.

2

Scan
Using data from step one, audit and assess the client’s network, infrastructure and assets to identify possible points of vulnerability.

3

Attack
Using known real-world tactics, techniques and procedures – including digital and physical methods – the red team seeks to breach client defenses.

4

Review & Report
Attack team develops a full report of all activities, highlighting vulnerabilities and the steps taken to exploit them.

5

Remediate
Client blue team and security partners implement recommendations, thus reducing the risk of attack.

6

Iterate
Lather, rinse, repeat. Pen tests should be conducted periodically to a) check on previously identified/remediated vulnerabilities, and b) analyze defenses versus new and emerging threats.

Optiv Partners Are World Class

 

Optiv partners with the best cybersecurity technology companies in the industry. Explore our think-forward security solutions.

 

Our Partners

Related Penetration Testing Insights

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Threat Management: Endpoint Security Assessment

 

Our endpoint assessment addresses each step of the attack lifecycle, from payload delivery to data exfiltration.

 

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Firefox Addons For Application Security Testing

 

Firefox’s appsec add-ons make it a useful tool for new pen testers who can’t afford professional tools.

 

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Threat Management: Attack Surface Management Services

 

Our Attack Surface Management program continuously identifies and tests your new or changing attack surface.

 

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