Penetration Testing Services

Cloud9 Data offers a comprehensive suite of sensibly priced Penetration Testing services tailored to meet whatever compliance or security framework you may be pursuing. Our team has deep compliance expertise.

Why clients prefer us:

  • Our pricing structure is budget friendly starting at $4K
  • Expertise: Our team possesses extensive experience in compliance, including expertise in HIPAA, GLBA, SOC2, ISO, NIST, etc.
  • Timing: Most clients that contact us for a pen test need it completed ASAP. We have the resources to accommodate your time frame.
  • Flexibility: Some clients want a clean (medium and high) test result report. We can work with your team to retest at no charge depending on scope and timing.

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What is a Penetration Test?

Penetration testing, often called pen testing, is vital. It is a key procedure in the cybersecurity world. It involves a simulated cyberattack against your system. The goal is to check for vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit. Think of it as a comprehensive stress test for your digital defenses. In our experience, doing these tests is like a strategic chess game. Each move is calculated to outsmart security threats.

During a penetration test, we adopt the mindset of a potential attacker. The tester uses the same tools and techniques as hackers. They systematically probe and exploit the network and system defenses. It's a meticulous process, akin to a detective methodically searching for clues. In a recent project, for instance, we uncovered a seemingly insignificant configuration error. This error could have allowed unauthorized access. Identifying and fixing such weaknesses is crucial. They could cause data breaches or other security incidents.

The value of penetration testing lies in its proactive approach. By finding and fixing security weaknesses before they can be exploited by attackers, organizations can stay secure. This proactive measure aims to protect data. It's also about safeguarding the trust of customers and stakeholders.

Penetration Testing Process

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Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

Key Penetration Testing Features

We take a comprehensive and adaptable approach to penetration testing. It aligns seamlessly with your unique security needs. Our cross-functional teams bring a wealth of expertise to the table. They can focus on internal and external networks, applications, cloud environments, security awareness, and physical facilities. This expertise is crucial in addressing your most pressing security concerns.

We understand that each organization faces its own set of challenges and threats. That's why we customize our penetration testing services to align with your specific objectives.

This tailored service is designed to rigorously test the systems you deem most critical. We aim to give you a clear view of your weaknesses. We also aim to give you useful ideas for improving your security.

  • Internal/external infrastructure testing
  • Web application testing
  • Wireless network testing
  • Mobile application testing
  • Build and configuration review testing
  • Social engineering testing
Types of Penetration Tests
Automated Penetration Testing

Both Manual and Automated Penetration Testing Options

We offer both one-time and recurring Autonomous Penetration Tests to identify areas of risk. The automation provides rapid testing to continuously identify and exploit vulnerabilities.

A Penetration Test Results report and Fix Actions report outlines the steps required to eliminate the risk. A consultant will review the test outputs with you to provide feedback and strategic recommendations.

Cloud Penetration Testing

Our Cloud Penetration testing service addresses modern and evolving threats in cloud environments. It moves beyond theory to practical exploitation and proof.

Our Cloud Security specialists and our Threat & Attack Simulation experts have combined their skills. They've developed a custom cloud penetration testing offering that:

  • Performs a thorough analysis of your cloud security requirements.
  • Actively exploits found weaknesses to evaluate your system's defense resilience, security monitoring scope, and detection strengths.
  • Reviews and confirms the effectiveness of corrective measures to guarantee that your security stance adheres to recognized industry standards.
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vulnerability assessment

Vulnerability Assessment

A vulnerability assessment is a systematic review of security weaknesses. It scans and evaluates if your systems have any known vulnerabilities. Further, it assigns severity levels to them and recommends fixes, if needed.

A penetration test is an authorized attack on a computer system that simulates hackers. Its is performed less frequent than a Pen Test and is a more deeper evaluation. Cloud9 Data offers both services.

Penetration Test Benefits

Cloud9 will help you discover key gaps and vulnerabilities within your environment and offer solutions to help you remediate them.

  • Identify and understand your most critical security vulnerabilities
  • Remediate high priority security issues combined with expert guidance
  • Improve your security processes and response capabilities
  • Be better prepared for major cyber breaches
  • Proactively strengthen and mature your cybersecurity posture
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Penetration Testing Pricing

We offer sensibly priced pen tests to simply get you compliant as well as deep dive white/black box testing of all of your systems and networks. Choose traditional manual penetration testing or automated/continuous penetration testing.

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People Also Ask (FAQs)

How much should I pay for a penetration test?

Determining the right budget for a penetration test can feel a bit like navigating a maze. Each path leads to a different price point. From experience, the cost of a penetration test is not a one-size-fits-all figure. It's more like tailoring a suit – it needs to fit your specific requirements. The price can vary widely. It depends on factors such as the complexity of your network, the scope of the test, and the level of expertise needed.

For a small to medium-sized business, you might be looking at a range from $4,000 - $12,000. It's akin to choosing between a ready-to-wear suit and a bespoke one – the more customization and detail you require, the higher the price. The investment can be much higher for larger enterprises or for tests needing special skills. They are the haute couture of cybersecurity.

What are the Three Types of Penetration Tests?

The world of cybersecurity is intricate. Penetration testing is like a strategic game. Each has its own rules and goals. Among these, the three primary types are black box, grey box, and white box tests, each offering a different lens through which to scrutinize your system's security.

Let's start with the black box test. Imagine being a detective with no knowledge of the inner workings of the building you're trying to infiltrate. That's black box testing for you. You have no prior knowledge of the system's architecture or access credentials. It's like trying to find a hidden treasure in a vast mansion without a map. This type of test is invaluable for simulating an external hack or cyber-attack. In these scenarios, the attacker has no insider info. In my experience, black box testing can be thrilling and challenging. It often uncovers vulnerabilities that are not apparent from the inside.

Moving on to grey box testing, it's a blend of both the insider's and outsider's perspectives. Think of it as being a detective with limited clues. You have partial knowledge of the system. Maybe you have some low-level user credentials or an overview of the network. This approach is more targeted than black box testing. It simulates an attack by someone with inside knowledge, like a disgruntled employee. It's a more efficient way to identify security flaws, especially those involving improper use of user privileges.

Lastly, white box testing is the all-access pass. Here, you're the master architect who built the mansion and knows every secret passage and hidden room. You will have complete access to source codes, architecture diagrams, and high-level credentials. This test dives deep into the system. It's thorough. It finds vulnerabilities deep in the system's code or architecture. In my experience, white box testing is like a comprehensive health check-up for your system. It's good for robust security but often not necessary.

Each of these tests offers a unique perspective, crucial for a well-rounded security strategy. They're like different types of drills. Each prepares you for a variety of attack scenarios. They also ensure your defenses are as strong as possible.

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