Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Infrastructure Penetration Testing is a process of actively assessing the security of computer infrastructure, including network systems, servers, routers, switches, and other devices, to identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This process is performed with the permission of the infrastructure owner to identify risks and develop recommendations for improving security.

Infrastructure penetration testing is conducted by DigVel using various testing methodologies, including automated tools and manual testing. The main goal is to identify weaknesses in the infrastructure that can be exploited by attackers for unauthorized access, malware distribution, or data theft.

During an infrastructure penetration test, various techniques can be used, such as port scanning, network security analysis, traffic interception, vulnerability exploitation, and others. Social engineering techniques such as phishing or simulated attacks to gain unauthorized access may also be used.

After completing the penetration test, security experts draw up a report in which they describe the identified vulnerabilities, analyze the risks, and recommend measures to improve infrastructure security. This report helps infrastructure owners understand their current security posture and identify gaps that need attention. Based on the report’s recommendations, the owner can take measures to ensure a high level of security for its infrastructure.

What are the benefits of an infrastructure penetration test?

Vulnerability detection: A penetration test simulates a real attack and therefore helps to visually identify real vulnerabilities in the infrastructure that can be exploited by attackers. This allows system owners to take measures to eliminate these vulnerabilities and reduce risks.

Evaluating the effectiveness of security measures: A penetration test helps to verify the effectiveness of existing security measures, such as network configuration, firewalls, intranet solutions, and others. This allows you to identify possible weaknesses and take better measures to prevent attacks.

Building trust: Running a test can help system owners establish trust in their infrastructure. External parties, such as customers, partners, or auditors, can have greater confidence that systems are truly protected from potential threats.

The test is carried out only with the consent of the company’s owner within the prescribed framework, as this process may involve active actions that may be considered illegal without proper authorization.

Key steps of an infrastructure penetration test

Information gathering: DigVel experts conduct research and collect information about the target infrastructure, including network topology, IP addresses, services, protocols, configuration data, and other details.

Port and vulnerability scanning: Special tools are used to scan the network to identify open ports, services, and possible vulnerabilities. This helps to identify potential entry points for attacks.

Vulnerability exploitation: If vulnerabilities are discovered, experts may try to exploit them to gain unauthorized access or perform other attacks. This step helps determine the real risk associated with vulnerabilities.

Traffic interception: Special tools are used to intercept traffic on the network in order to analyze and identify potential vulnerabilities. This may include intercepting passwords, encrypted information, or analyzing traffic to identify possible options for further attack development.

Analyzing the results and preparing a report: After the test is completed, all the results are analyzed, including identified vulnerabilities, successful attacks, identified security weaknesses, and recommendations for improving security. These results will be included in the penetration testing report that will be presented to the system owner.

An infrastructure penetration test report usually contains the following information:

Overview of the test objectives: Describes the scope and objectives of the penetration test, including the protocols and techniques used.

Vulnerabilities found: Lists all identified vulnerabilities, including a description of the problem, likely impacts, and remediation recommendations.

Successful attacks: If there have been successful attacks or unauthorized access to the system, a detailed description of such cases is provided.

Recommendations for improving security: Security experts provide recommendations for improving system security, including priorities, technical measures, and organizational recommendations.

Conclusions: Final feedback from experts on the overall level of infrastructure security, pointing out the most critical issues and risks.

An infrastructure penetration test is an important tool for ensuring the security of computer systems and protecting against potential threats. Contact us today for a detailed consultation and to develop an optimal strategy to test and improve your company’s cybersecurity.