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Technical Assessment Services

All organizations are just a single data breach away from being the lead story on the news and social media, which can severely damage an organization's brand reputation. Regular security assessments helps in identifying your most significant vulnerabilities. You can thus focus on targeting opportunities for improvement that offer the highest return on investment.

Infopercept's Technical Assessment Services provides key "inputs" of a security roadmap; where a thorough cyber security assessment evaluates your organizations's technology, policies, and awareness.

In order to understand the security needs of an organization, it is important to study in depth the organization's profile and its vulnerable areas. Infopercept's Security Assessment Services delivers the best possible service by using a combination of standardized methodologies along with it's own internal processes.

Our security assessment consists of a number of key areas. The primary one is to create a core assessment team followed by other steps such as reviewing the existing security policies, understanding the threat areas and vulnerabilities, estimating the impact, penetration testing and social engineering.

1. Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) in simple terms is a security testing service that identifies the exposed and defenceless areas in the security.

It's important to understand VAPT services and the differences between them, in order to ensure that organizations choose the right type of assessment for their needs.

What is VAPT?

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is in essence two separate testing services. Although they perform two different functions, they work in the same focus area. The first part Vulnerability Assessment helps identify and locate the flaws present in the security system. Penetration Testing on the other hand tries to make use of the vulnerabilities in the system to understand how malicious attacks can occur and which flaws are the weakest and measures the severity of each flaw.

Why does your organization need VAPT?

It's important to regularly test your organization's cyber security since the tools, tactics, and procedures used by cybercriminals to breach networks are evolving.

Meeting compliance standards such as ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, GDPR etc. is very important for organizations. It not only provides security for your organization by identifying weaknesses in the system but also generates ideas to address them.

VAPT on the whole provides a complete applications and evaluations process to meet your organization's security needs.

In meeting security standards that can help prevent cyber attacks, it is crucial to be able to anticipate where and how the attacks can occur. Infopercept's VAPT services help the IT team to focus on alleviating or diminishing the vulnerable loopholes in the system. The VAPT services adopted by Infopercept further provide a detailed overview of the system vulnerabilities to secure your network and protect your company's sensitive data and information from malicious attacks.

VAPT Services

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing are both extremely important for protecting your network. But often they are used interchangeably. Read on below to understand how both these testing systems work in collaboration to provide the best possible security system for your organization.

Vulnerability Assessment: As the name suggests it identifies the vulnerabilities or the "at-risk" software which could be exploited. For example outdated protocols, certificates or services.

Penetration Testing: Also known as Pen Test, this test seeks to identify weaknesses such as old password reuse, or transmission of unencrypted passwords. Once identified it attempts to break into the system (referred to as ethical hacking) by either virtual or real means and reports back the findings.

With Infopercept's experienced Security Experts, your organization will be able to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in infrastructure, systems, and applications since we adopt human-led techniques majority of the time.

Our Post Assessment report will include details about all vulnerabilities discovered during the rigorous assessment with minimal False-Positives. Our remediation guidance will help your organization address identified risks.

Types of Penetration Testing

  • Internal / External Infrastructure Testing
  • Web Application Testing
  • Wireless Network Testing
  • Mobile Application Testing
  • Build and Configuration Review Testing

Infopercept, Your Ally in Digital Warfare

  • Qualified, experienced and certified security experts
  • Working knowledge of how hackers operate
  • A thorough and in-depth analysis and guidance you can trust
  • Post-test care and risk mitigation as well as corrective actions
  • Guaranteed customer satisfaction

2. Application Security Review

What is AppSec?

Application Security (AppSec) is one of the most important components in the application development life cycle as hackers are increasingly targeting applications with their sophisticated attacks. It is making sure that the security of an application is more secure by identifying, rectifying and taking preventive action.

Why does your organization need AppSec?

Organizations tend to overlook the importance of Application Security (AppSec) many times, since the focus is to meet the delivery deadlines of the projects. Whilst working in dynamic and agile environments, post development even a single vulnerability in the software coding can lead to the application being exploited, which will eventually lead to the hacking of the application. This would lead to loss of critical information of your valued clients, business information, damage to your organization's reputation and impending revenue to the organization.

In an Application Development Life Cycle, Application Security (AppSec) is one of the most important components. Much of the Application Security (AppSec) happens during the development phase, by utilizing tools and methods in order to ensure the protection of the applications once they are deployed. Application Security therefore needs a well-defined and adept approach throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC). So as to ensure there are no security gaps and the application is stable to be rolled out in the market.

At Infopercept we believe in the adage of "prevention is better than cure". As such we have the necessary skills and required security experience to back up our clients at every stage of the app development, with the aim to evaluate and strengthen the security framework of the Application in accordance with the leading Cybersecurity Regulatory standards.

3. Network Security Architecture Review

Over the years, the Business IT Landscape of all organizations has evolved with the changing business needs; with security being given the least thought. The evolving business IT landscape will most likely result in misconfigurations which won't be as per the industry's best practices to quickly resolve security concerns faced.

In majority of the instances a tactical approach called "For-Now" is adopted for the changes in the network and the systems. If your organization's Network Security Architecture is flawed, even the most advanced security technology won't be able to safeguard you.

What is NSAR?

Network Security Architecture Review (NSAR) is the comprehensive review and analysis of your organization's network essentials such as Security Requirements, Network Diagrams, DMZ, the Technology Inventory, and many more. With this exercise your organization will be able to identify whether the Network Security Architecture and Controls that are in place will protect your Critical & Sensitive Assets, Data Stores and interconnections that are Business-critical; in accordance with your organization's business and security objectives. Your organization must be confident that the network security architecture provides a robust, comprehensive defense against both external and internal threats.

Why does your organization need NSAR?

Network security should always be viewed as an in-depth system that incorporates all elements of the network infrastructure, rather than a product based strategy. Your organization could best manage the network security risk through a systematic, architectural approach that encompasses the entire network lifecycle. In the absence of proper security controls, all organizations will be placing the integrity of their data, confidentiality of the information, and the availability of their business-critical applications at a bigger risk.

Following a Network Security Architecture Review, your organization can:

  • Identify vulnerabilities and deviations from the policies and best practices, whilst effectively protecting the network infrastructure.
  • Implement recommendations to mitigate all security risks that are a threat to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your organization's business processes and information.
  • Help to achieve compliance requirements by identifying improved internal controls and procedures needed to better protect data from unauthorized access.
  • Extend the investment on the network by expanding the capabilities of the existing network infrastructure; and lower the Operational Expenditure through the consistent Deployment of security technology policy and procedures.
  • Enhance the productivity by strengthening the abilities of the IT Team to prevent, detect, and respond to future security threats to your organization.

Infopercept's NSAR Service

Infopercept can help you to conduct a comprehensive Network Security Architecture Review (NSAR), with the conducting of a systematic examination of your organization's network layers. We will be examining your organization's current Network Topologies and the security controls that have been deployed in your organization's Firewalls, IPS/IDS, Network Segmentation; and accordingly make recommendations to increase the effectiveness of the Security Controls.

We will also be providing a detailed evaluation of your organization's Network Security Architecture, Technology Policy and Management Practices; identify the vulnerabilities and will provide recommendations to improve the security architecture in line with the industry specific best practices.

Based on the observations made, Infopercept's Security Experts will provide your organization with a roadmap to achieve a Strengthened Security Infrastructure by providing multilayered network protection that is "defence-in-depth" which will be used to ensure that your organization applies the security controls for information transport and access to Networks, Hosts, Applications, and Data.

4. OT-IoT Security Testing

With the lightning pace at which technology is advancing in today's world, Cybersecurity Researchers have a hard time coming up with a universal and standardized form of a cybersecurity framework that can be implemented across all the new and next generation platforms. Some of the Next Generation technologies that have come up on the CenterStage in a relatively short timeframe are IoT, Cloud & Blockchain. These technologies, while new and extremely powerful at what they do, also have an alarming weakness as they require quite complex and specialized security implementation in place. This is important as these technologies are part of and have access to important and critical business and personal components.

What is OT / IoT Security?

OT / IoT security is the process in which the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the networks which they're connected to is assessed. In a typical business setup OT / IoT devices include Industrial Machines, Smart Energy Grids, Building Automation, and all the IoT devices that your employees bring to work.

OT / IOT security has come into the spotlight ever since it has been discovered that common IoT devices are behind the attacks on network and internet-connected devices. These are commonly used to infiltrate the networks and cause security threats to the organization.

Why does your Organization need OT / IoT Security Testing?

Due to the advancements in the field of Information Technology, many devices which were not traditionally connected to the internet are now being plugged in. Right from CCTV cameras to smart homes to self-driving cars, most devices can now be connected to the internet. According to Gartner, an American research and advisory firm, a whopping 25 billion internet-connected things are expected by the year 2020. This leaves us with the question "Are we ready to to secure these objects from potential threats?"

It is a well known fact that most OT / IoT devices were not built with security in mind. Majority of the time, there is no way to install Security solutions on the device; and sometimes the devices are shipped with Malwares on them which will then infect your organization's network once it is connected. Thus the need for OT/IoT security arises.

Benefits of OT / IoT Security Testing are:

  • It provides a holistic view of a product's current security posture.
  • It provides knowledge of the vulnerabilities in the ecosystem of the IoT product.
  • Provides expert guidance about the entire lifecycle of the IoT Product or Service.
  • Flaws, if any at the design / architectural level can be removed. This can be achieved with help from specialized Embedded and IoT security architects.
  • It instills confidence in the management as well as investors to build more secure IoT products once they are reassured of a strong foundation of IoT security.

Infopercept's OT / IoT Security Testing Services

At Infopercept, we constantly strive to be knowledgeable and ahead of the latest cybersecurity trends and practices and how to securely prevent the confidential assets of our clients & partners from all kinds of cyberthreats and attacks. It is essential to adopt an integrated approach to secure the OT / IoT devices. This can be achieved by securing these devices at the design stage itself and by monitoring them throughout their use in the production environment.

Our cybersecurity experts, having in-depth knowledge and practical approach to IoT, Cloud & Blockchain are ready to back up your Next Generation Tech, so that you can scale the ladder of Cybersecurity excellence with the following services.

  • IoT Security Architecture Review
  • IoT Device / embedded Device Penetration Testing
  • IoT Ecosystem Penetration Testing
  • IoT Device Firmware Security Testing
  • IoT Security Risk Assessment
  • Security by Design and Privacy by Design for IoT Products & Solutions
  • IoT Product Threat Modelling
  • IoT Security by Design Implementation
  • IoT Data Security Governance

5. Red Team

Red teams are often referred to as a team or a group that help organizations to improve by providing opposing views to the organizations they are helping. This helps as it is not easy for organizations to find their weakness or vulnerabilities by themselves. Moreover, it is not advisable to rely on internal audits alone to find loopholes. It is thus a matter of concern for the top management to ascertain whether all their security needs have been met. This is where the Red Team plays a vital role. As a third-party cyber security provider it assures the organization of an impartial, authentic, accurate, and transparent assessment of security.

How does the Red Team work?

It is a process through which the cyber security experts attempt to penetrate the company's security systems (ethical hacking) to gauge the security level of the network. This is all done obviously with prior authorization from the top management. It provides a more holistic and realistic picture as the Red Team uses penetrative and espionage techniques unknown to the defenders to infiltrate the network.

Even as cyber attacks are rapidly evolving, the Red Team too readies itself to defend your organization's network and infrastructure by being at the top of the game. Their fool-proof transparent audit system measures the security level of your organization as well as the employee's preparedness and awareness of the latest cyber crime techniques and threats.

Infopercept's mission is defined as follows and focused on successfully capturing the following three main goals:

  • Breach the Perimeter: Attack the organization from outside of the organization's facilities and get inside.
  • Lateral Network Movement: Attack from within the organization's network and try to move laterally over the network to reach headquarters with elevated network rights.
  • Capture The Flag: Establishing access rights into servers, preferably with Domain Administrator rights.