Real-world cybersecurity testing of systems, networks, applications and employees
MFX performs real-world cybersecurity testing of systems, networks, applications and employees. Nowadays, executive management has a bigger responsibility to protect customer and employee data. Unlike many security companies that merely validate results from automated scans, provide reports filled with ‘informational findings and other filler’ and call it a real-world test, MFX uses the same tools and techniques that real hackers use, with proven methodologies to provide valuable, real-world results. The findings and remediation’s are informative and ranked by criticality, so you know what needs to be done, and in what order to lower you risk. Reports are easy to read and the end results provide a valuable measurement of how successful your security program is, or as a means to gain executive support and funding.
Vulnerability management is a critical (and often mandatory) first step for managing cybersecurity risk. If left to less capable people or not managed properly AND routinely, it can become a target-rich, hackers dream.
It’s a fact that hackers most often use a series of lesser vulnerabilities to pivot through a network. They exploit a missing patch on one server, an outdated piece of software on another and a weak security configuration on another, one device at a time until they control your network. MFX helps you manage these vulnerabilities with effective testing and comprehensive solutions to reduce or eliminate the vulnerability risks.
Web Application Security Testing
Web Application Security Testing involves methodically testing the security of a web application to see if it can be compromised or if the security can be bypassed. Web application testing involves a very rigorous blend of website testing in an effort to discover any security weaknesses BEFORE a hacker discovers and exploits them.
Web application development is a very complex and lengthy process, involving people across many technology teams with varying levels of security knowledge and security development skills. The foundation of all web applications is the data, which is also the same goal as the hackers. Traditional Internet architecture like firewalls and intrusion detection systems are designed to protect web servers, application servers and database servers. From the Internet, these devices are configured to allow communication to the web service and through the web application.
They are the last line of defence…are you sure they are secure and you are not leaking access and data? MFX’s experts can provide rigorous, dynamic website testing to find the leaks and instruct you how to plug them.
Social Engineering Testing
The “human” security layer is often the most overlooked. Companies invest heavily on security technology and security operations staff, but most employees don’t have IT security backgrounds or are very security savvy. Simple mistakes can cost your business plenty if employees fall prey to a social engineer who is determined to get access to your resources.
Social engineers rely on using a combination of technical and non-technical “hacking” methods of intrusion that rely heavily on human interaction, often involving tricking people into breaking normal security procedures or testing their security awareness. It is one of the greatest AND most overlooked threats that organizations face today. Employee security awareness policies or simple, annual training is not enough to reinforce the concepts. Do you know how well your employees will do if they are faced with a convincing social engineer? What better way to find out if your security policies are effective and obeyed than having them tested in a real-world test by a trusted security partner like MFX so you don’t have to learn the hard way.
Penetration testing on a routine basis by experts is a critical (and often mandatory) step for managing cybersecurity risk. After eliminating your vulnerabilities, assessing your web application security and challenging your employees, it’s time to put all the pieces to the test with real-world cybersecurity penetration testing. A penetration test can help determine whether a system is vulnerable to attack, if the defenses are sufficient, and which defenses (if any) were defeated.
Penetration tests are unique because they can determine the feasibility of a particular set of attack vectors (Internet, Internal, Wireless, and Remote Access) and they can help identify high-risk vulnerabilities from a combination of lower-risk vulnerabilities exploited in a particular sequence. They also help identify vulnerabilities that may be difficult or impossible to detect with automated network or application vulnerability scanning. Penetration tests also assess the magnitude of potential business and operational impacts of successful attacks and allow management to put a dollar value on targets to assess appropriate counter measures as well as provide evidence to gain executive support and funding. Lastly penetration tests test the ability of the network defenders (people and technologies) to detect and respond to attacks, assess incident communication and protect corporate resources. MFX will test your cybersecurity resiliency in a safe and controlled real-world penetration test before a hacker does.