Ethical hacking is a lawful and legitimate way to assess a target system’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities, with the goal of educating and protecting you. Instead of introducing risk, this approach mitigates the risks currently in practice within target systems. A real-world approach discovers how your system would perform if attacked by a malicious hacker, using the same tools and knowledge they might use. Approaches may include:
- Penetration Testing: Simulate an actual cyber-attack testing vulnerabilities and exploiting the findings, which includes internal & external networks and provides access to zero-day exploits.
- Wireless Network Audits: Identify rogue wireless access points and devices. Analyze security configurations and test for vulnerabilities via wardriving and other methods. Perform signal mapping to identify where hackers can access your wireless networks.
- Website Security Assessments: Test website security by attempting to identify and penetrate protected areas. Attempt to access sensitive data via online transactions. Identify weaknesses that would permit website defacement.
- Social Engineering: Test security policies and employee adherence. Oversee and direct security priorities. Evaluate a customer’s current security team’s skills and effectiveness.