What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing, also known as pentesting, describes the assessment of computer networks, systems, and applications to identify and address security weaknesses.

With threats constantly evolving, it’s recommended that every organisation commissions penetration testing at least once a year, but more frequently when:

  • Making significant changes to infrastructure;
  • Launching new products and services;
  • Preparing for compliance with security standards;
  • Utilising and/or developing custom applications;

Kryptaxe provides a network of ethical hackers and security experts to help organisations and persons effectively manage cyber security risk by:

  • Resolving vulnerabilities before they are exploited by cybercriminals;
  • Providing independent assurance of security controls;
  • Improving awareness and understanding of cyber security risks;
  • Providing the insight needed to prioritise future security investments;

Session management flaws

We test whether cookies and tokens used by software applications can be exploited to hijack sessions and escalate privileges.

Programming weaknesses

We examine software source code to identify code injection and memory flaws that could lead to the exposure of data.

Common security vulnerabilities.

Insecure configurations

We look for open ports, use of weak password credentials and unsafe user privileges, as well as deep configuration issues that can be exploited to achieve network access.

Flaws in encryption

We check that the encryption methods being used to protect and transmit data are secure enough to prevent tampering and easedropping.

Types of penetration testing

Kryptaxe Gh rigorously investigates your network to identify and exploit a wide range of security vulnerabilities. This enables us to establish if assets such as data can be compromised, classify the risks posed to your overall cyber security, prioritise vulnerabilities to be addressed, and recommend actions to mitigate risks identified.

Unsecured wireless networks can enable attackers to enter your network and steal valuable data. Wireless penetration testing identifies vulnerabilities, quantifies the damage these could cause and determines how they should be remediated.

Vulnerabilities contained within software are commonly exploited by cybercriminals and are easily introduced by under-pressure programmers. Kryptaxe Gh's network of ethical hackers conduct automated and manual penetration tests to assess backend application logic and software and API source code.

If your organisation is embracing mass remote working for the first time, it’s important to ensure that it is doing so securely. Ensure your networks, applications and devices are protected and fully secured with a custom remote working security assessment.

Web applications play a vital role in business success and are an attractive target for cybercriminals. Kryptaxe Gh's network of ethical hacking services include website and web app penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities including SQL injection and cross-site scripting problems plus flaws in application logic and session management flows.

People continue to be one of the weakest links in an organisation’s cyber security. Kryptaxe Gh's social engineering pen test service includes a range of email phishing engagements designed to assess the ability of your systems and personnel to detect and respond to a simulated attack exercise.

Mobile app usage is on the rise, with more and more companies enabling customers to conveniently access their services via tablets and smartphones. We carry out extensive mobile application assessments based on the latest development frameworks and security testing tools.

Firewall rule sets can quickly become outdated. Kryptaxe Gh's network of penetration testers can detect unsafe configurations and recommend changes to optimise security and throughput.

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