A company’s infrastructure and network systems are the life blood of most of today’s businesses. The objective of an infrastructure penetration test is to uncover any weaknesses across the infrastructure before cyber-criminals exploit it. An infrastructure penetration test simulates what a hacker may do in the event of an attack to identify any vulnerabilities.
An infrastructure pen test is broken down into the following areas:
Internal infrastructure – This is where most cyber attacks take place, and is the most costly. We simulate an attack from the inside to see what damage could be caused if an attacker got in.
External infrastructure – It’s important for companies to keep their infrastructure up to date, if not then as cyber criminals become more sophisticated they are more likely to penetrate the systems.
Cloud infrastructure – as more companies move into the cloud it is estimated that cyber crime cost will increase from £1.2b a year to £3.8b by 2025. Cyber criminals will target the cloud to access data and can do this by effectively “moving in next door”, by acquiring space on the same cloud-based facility and moving laterally on the cloud network.
Wireless infrastructure – When your network infrastructure is being connected from more and more wireless connections it increases the risk of cyber attacks, as wireless networks are easily compromised particularly with weak security features.
Software infrastructure – software developers are normally under time constraints to deliver software on time, but this does lead to many security flaws and if not penetration tested before launch can present significant risk to the overall infrastructure security.