Why VAPT is essential
Network security is the main concern of the organisations these days. The cyber-crimes are on the rise and are penalizing different organisations at a very rapid pace, in case if they don’t have an efficient enough security system which could save them. These attacks and threats require just an opening which could help them sneak in and start their damage.
What is VAPT Testing?
VAPT stands for “Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing”. As the abbreviation suggests itself that it is related to the assessment of the threats and those factors which could infect the network of a business organisation.
Why VAPT Testing is Important?
It is really important because it helps the organisations stay secure all the time without the relaxation of even a single minute. All the network is properly monitored throughout to keep check of the vulnerable attacks that could occur anytime.
Identification of Cyber-Attacks:
They are really effective for theIdentification of Cyber-Attacks: identification of the cyber-attacks and preventing them from affecting your business network. The possible cyber-attack could cause your business get bankrupt to force it to shut down.
Keeps Cyber Crimes Away:
Every kind of cyber-crimes are kept apart from your network. The hackers could hack your system to steal the confidential data. Or they can sneak into your bank accounts to get away with the money you have. These are the most devastating cyber-crimes which could harm your business badly.
Identify High Risk Vulnerability:
You can say it works like proper managed SIEM as well. It can identify the intensity of a vulnerability so you have the idea of its intensity and can take better steps for the future.
Identifies Security Weaknesses:
It also identify the security weaknesses of any network so the better and effective steps should be taken to improve it. This is also one of the best feature it covers and benefits the organisation in this regards.
The VAPT testing could become a very beneficial source for organisations. It improves the security level to keep them secure from the cyber-attacks and crimes. That’s why, most of the organisations these days are taking it very seriously to achieve worthwhile security benefits of it.
- 1. External penetration testing - As the name implies, this test focuses on determining the network weaknesses from outside our network. The main focus is on the servers, infrastructure and the underlying software (operating system and applications). This type of test can be performed with no prior knowledge of the site (also known as “black box” testing), or with full disclosure of the topology and environment (also known as “while box” testing). The external penetration test typically involves a comprehensive analysis of publicly available information, a network enumeration phase where target hosts are identified and analyzed, and the analysis of perimeter security devices such as firewalls and routers.
- 2. Internal security assessment – Similar to the external penetration test, this test involves a view of the security posture from inside the network. Testing is typically performed from a variety of network access points including partner company (extranet) connections.
- 3. Application security assessments – This assessment identifies and assesses the threats to the network infrastructure through vendor, proprietary applications or systems (especially Internet-facing web applications). These applications may provide interactive access to potentially sensitive materials. This is a very important test because an organization can have a strong perimeter security posture but weak application security that can expose a company’s critical data.
- 4. Wireless and/or remote access security assessment – The proliferation of wireless networks (such as Wi-Fi) increases the risk of unauthorized access to corporate resources. If your organization has a wireless network, it is vital that you determine if its deployment and configuration are secure.
- 5. Social engineering – Not all of the exposures will be technical in nature. In fact, the biggest weakness in information technology often involves tricking people into breaking normal security procedures. We recommend to have the testing performed at least annually, or more frequently if changes are made to your network infrastructure (or if you find that your systems are constantly under attack). Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing are responsible proactive ways to address hacker attacks – by anticipating what hackers will do and eliminating any security problems before the hackers get in to your network.