Compliance requirements often drive the need for Penetration testing. More importantly, a Penetration test will identify vulnerability gaps before the cybercriminals find and exploit them.
Our firm is led by ISACA Certified IT Professionals.
Penetration testing is targeted. The process requires a Professional Penetration Tester that crafts a script, changes the parameters of an attack and modifies the setting of the tools required. Penetration Testing can operate at the application – or network level or be a specific function, department or several assets. It can cover the entire infrastructure or a portion.
You define the scope which is mainly based on risk and the importance of an asset. Spending a large of money on low-risk assets generally isn’t practical. Penetration Testing is typically done annually, and the report is short and to the point.
Primary Benefits of Penetration Testing with The Scarlett Group:
- We don’t wait for the final report to notify you of serious findings
- Our techniques are advanced
- We use custom scripts
- Our team holds the highest level of credentials
Vulnerability Testing and Penetration Testing are sometimes assumed to be the same thing. They are not the same. Both are important and may be required for standards such as PCI, HIPAA and ISO 27001.
Penetration testing scope is targeted, and there is always a human factor involved. There is no such thing as an automated penetration test. Vulnerability testing is an automated practice. The cost of a vulnerability test is low compared to penetration testing.
We offer both Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Testing.