Penetration Testing is used to determine if an organization’s security is robust enough to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and/or Availability of the data that it accesses, contains, or processes.
In many cases, penetration testing is often carried out to satisfy regulatory requirements. For example, a PCI Penetration Test would satisfy the requirements outlined by Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
This depends on a variety of factors, such as how big your environment is and how often it changes. Last but not least, it also depends on your budget constraints. It is advisable to perform a security audit every time any software or application is updated and, at least, once a year.
Unless legally authorized, HTD will NOT perform penetration testing on servers other than the agreed targets.
Hacker attacks are constantly evolving threats. Even a website kept unaltered
without any minor modifications can be intruded with new attack vectors in the
Therefore, we suggest organizations to perform Penetration Testing on a regular basis, at least once a year.
Our position is that a simulated DDoS attack is legal when performed in a
Our commitment to responsible testing includes the following:
The main distinction is that a load test is attempting to find the upper limit of
an environment when exposed to normal traffic, whereas a simulated DDoS attack
is specifically crafted to maximize the impact to the target.
As an example, a load test tool may repeatedly load a website using behaviors intended to closely match a normal user with normal traversal through the site with pauses and such. A DDoS attack equivalent, however, might focus on a specific "edge case" like opening 10's of thousands of connections that intentionally send/receive data at a very slow rate.
We offer simulations of dozens of common DDoS attacks that can be modified to a
nearly limitless number of permutations to meet the unique needs of our
Additionally, our engineers are skilled in creating DDoS attacks, and are able to craft custom attacks specifically designed to exploit the weaknesses of a customer's environment.
Red Team testing can give you valuable insight into the security posture of your various, diverse assets so you are able to take steps to correct them before hackers are able to cause serious damage by exploiting them.
With our ongoing algorithms, we notify you when we find information that may belong to you on the Dark Web.
Yes. The online security practices of end users affect the safety of the entire business. Weak and reused passwords can make it easier for hackers to get into a users' work accounts just as easily as their personal accounts.
A professional manual penetration testing takes some planning and preparation for our assessment team. With that said, if you have an urgent project feel free to contact us about timelines.
Penetration testing costs can vary significantly depending on multiple
There is no universal price for a penetration test, in fact, if you are presented with a generic price it should serve as a red flag not to proceed with that provider.
We provide a free consultation, to understand your organization’s aims and objectives and to determine a high-level threat model before providing a quote.
The length of a test depends on the complexity of your requirement and the level of assurance you require. Penetration testing is a hands-on assessment not suited for short, and quick sprints.
While automated tools are a brief step early in our process, a large majority of
our testing is manual. The amount of manual work varies from project to project,
around 95% of the Penetration Testing is hands-on.
This isn’t to say that automated vulnerability scanners don’t have a place; Vulnerability scans are quick and simple tools that should be used on a regular basis to identify missing patches or outdated software in larger unknown environments.
Various steps are taken over the course of the project to prevent the potential
impact of our tests on the stability of your technological environment and the
continuity of your business operations.
For this reason, a communication plan will be put in place at the beginning of the project to prevent and mitigate any potential impact.
Our DDoS testing is quite safe, as we manage the risks by:
1. Ensuring permissions are granted for every asset and network being tested.
2. Ramping up traffic levels slowly from very low levels.
3. Emergency stop all traffic.
The need for DDoS testing depends heavily on how much your business relies on the online systems. If your organization must maintain 24/7 online presence, this type of security assessment is essential.
A Penetration Testing is a focused form of Cybersecurity assessment designed to
identify and exploit as many vulnerabilities as possible over a short period of
time, often just a few days.
A Red Team Operation is an extended form of engagement conducted over a period of weeks and designed to achieve a set objective such as data exfiltration, and test the organization’s detection and response capabilities.
This isn’t an easy question to answer until some level of scoping has been performed.
Unlike genuine cyber-attacks, Red Team operation is designed to be non-destructive and non-disruptive. You can be sure that all engagements will be carried out in line with pre-agreed rules of engagement and the highest technical, legal and ethical standards.
Dark Web monitoring proactively checks for breached credentials related to your brand. You will be alerted with an email if your brand has been compromised.
Copyright @2020 HTD.RED