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Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT)

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What is VAPT?

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is human-led technologically-driven testing used to measure the level of security of an organization’s IT infrastructure and its applications. Vulnerability Assessment is an information security process that is performed by a team of experts both manually and automatically to gauge systems’ vulnerability in a network. Whereas penetration testing is an authorized offensive attack on a network’s systems to know the strength of their security. 

Its primary goal is to identify all the prevalent vulnerabilities that are dormant or active in the network and suggest courses of action for remediation and elimination. It also helps in categorizing the threats and vulnerabilities as per their level of severity. It identifies specific vulnerabilities and helps experts come up with patches and reconfiguration of rules to bolster the network’s cyber defenses.

Our VAPT Services

We offer a range of services under the umbrella of VAPT. All of these services are focused on the detection, identification, remediation, and elimination of vulnerabilities and threats with the right measures. We have explained each service in detail such that you get an idea about them.

Vulnerability
Assessment
Vulnerability Assessment is basically an automatic and manual assessment done by experts to identify weaknesses in a network. Based on the assessment,vulnerabilities are classified as per severity and remediation measures are suggested.
Penetration
Testing
Penetration testing is a series of simulated attacks on a network’s systems to measure and improve the resilience of cybersecurity posture. An expert pen-tester uses offensive techniques replicating real-world attacks across all IT infrastructure.
Red Team
Operations
It is a security assessment where the most adversarial techniques are utilized to simulate real-life attacks and threat actors to test how effectively people, processes, and technology respond to an attack situation.

What you get as part of SharkStriker’s VAPT services

We have a team of CREST-accredited pen-testers who will help your organization by identifying some of the most complex and lethal vulnerabilities such as those mentioned in the OWASP list of top 10 vulnerabilities. We have industry-leading methodologies that allow us to seamlessly identify, detect, remediate and eliminate threats and vulnerabilities. 

Our team has personnel who are not only experienced in pen–testing but also provides an in-depth course of action for improving the security of your IT infrastructure. This includes making the right reconfigurations, setting the right rules, and releasing suitable patches from time to time. And the icing on the cake is, we provide compliance-friendly reports that can help you with tension-free compliance fulfillment.

Why does your organization need VAPT?

Threats and vulnerabilities are pervasive both in physical as well as electronic realms. It is quite essential that these are catered to with a systematic and comprehensive audit in order to build a cybersecurity infrastructure that is secure and impenetrable at all times. The following are the benefits of conducting a VAPT for your organization:

It helps in determining the effectiveness of existing security infrastructure
It safeguards your business from financial loss & reputational damage
Helps in identifying vulnerabilities, security weaknesses, loopholes & threats
Keeps the risks of cybercrime and data breach at bay
Assists in maintaining and achieving regulatory compliance
Uses a comprehensive security system approach by deploying both automated and manual testing techniques.

Our VAPT methodology

We follow a comprehensive security system approach by deploying both automated and manual testing techniques. Our team utilizes some of the industry-leading offensive techniques to identify, detect and remediate vulnerabilities. The following is the process that we follow while conducting VAPT:

  • 01
    Scoping
    Our pen-testing experts work with your organization’s key personnel to plan out and document the scope of testing ie. endpoints and applications to be covered in VAPT.
  • 02
    Accumulation of Recon and Intel
    This is the stage where we use some of our industry-leading offensive techniques to identify loopholes, vulnerabilities, and threats existing in the different systems of IT infrastructure
  • 03
    Identification of vulnerabilities
    At this stage, our team of expert ethical hackers uses the most offensive hacking techniques, knowledge, and experience to hunt for vulnerabilities in the systems of the organizational network.
  • 04
    Exploitation
    Once all the vulnerabilities, threats, and loopholes are identified, our team deploys non-disruptive real-world attack techniques to discover vulnerabilities and group them as per their severity.
  • 05
    Reporting and remediation
    After the test run is complete, our team accumulates all the critical information derived from the test along with some of the key findings and prepares a comprehensive report that includes a thorough guide of remediation as per prioritization of vulnerabilities.

Type of Penetration Test

  • IoT Penetration Testing
  • Network Penetration testing
  • Web Application Pen-testing
  • Mobile application Pen-testing
  • API Penetration Testing
IoT Penetration Testing
|n this a pen-tester engages in assessing the IoT ecosystem connected with an enterprise’s IT infrastructure for vulnerabilities and suggests measures to strengthen its cyber resilience. Post completion he prepares a detailed report consisting of all the security measures for effective remediation and posture augmentation.
Network Penetration testing
In this, a certified pen-tester engages in rigorous testing of the network to determine prevalent vulnerabilities within the internal and external network along with measures to strengthen a network’s cybersecurity. Once done, a report with categorization of all the vulnerabilities along with remediation steps is made.
Web Application Pen-testing
It is a form of penetration testing that is specific to web applications. A pen testers deploys attack techniques to assess the web application’s vulnerabilities and categorizes vulnerabilities as per their severity. Post-completion a report is prepared suggesting measures to improve cybersecurity of the applications.
Mobile application Pen-testing
A pen tester deploys some of the most offensive techniques to assess the prevalent cybersecurity of mobile devices and categorizes the existing vulnerabilities as per their severity. Post completion the expert prepares a report with all the necessary steps to strengthen the mobile application’s security.
API Penetration Testing
Since API is one of the low hanging fruits for cyber attackers it is essential to keep it secure from the most immediate threat actors. API pen-testing involves testing the security of the API through offensive attack techniques and recommending measures to improve it.

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Frequently Asked Question

  • What is the difference between VA and PT?
  • What is a VAPT?
  • Is VAPT mandatory for ISO 27001?
  • What are the types of VAPT?
  • How much does SIEM cost?
  • What is the VAPT process?
Vulnerability assessment is basically an information security process that is performed by a team of experts both manually and automatically to gauge and categorize systems’ vulnerability and gaps in a network. Whereas penetration testing is an authorized offensive attack on a network’s systems to know the strength of their security.
VAPT is a set of offensive techniques deployed to gauge the vulnerabilities and threats lying active and dormant in the systems of an organization’s network. It is a combination of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
Yes as per one requirement of ISO27001 which is A.12.6.1 Annex A of ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – an organization is required to prevent potential vulnerabilities from being exploited. So it is not mandatory to conduct VAPT, however, VAPT will help you fulfill the requirement of preventing potential vulnerabilities from being exploited. It will do so through a comprehensive test of all systems connected to the network, identifying vulnerabilities and threats in them and experts suggesting remediation steps to improve your cybersecurity.
Network infrastructure testing, Wireless testing, Application and API security review, Remote working assessment, Web application security test, Social engineering, Mobile security testing, Firewall configuration review
The average price of SIEM is around $50,000 with minimum $20,000 investment but it can go to upto $1M. Most of the vendor prices of the SIEM solution are based on Events Per Second (EPS) or Data Volume or Ingestion (GB/Day). There is no easy way to calculate the price precisely as per any of these parameters. Most customers either compromise security by reducing the number of logs generated from sources to control EPS or Data Volume, or they end up buying incorrectly sized solutions. In case of an active attack, EPS or Data Volume are most likely to increase but due to lack of licensing customers lose events. SharkStriker makes sizing very simple using the predictable asset pricing. You don’t have to use any calculator, just let us know how many assets and the type of assets you have, and we will let you know the pricing.
There is a systematic approach that we undertake while performing a VAPT run. It consists of the following steps: Scoping – This is the most important stage of the whole process since it defines how long the process will go on and all the aspects it will cover. In this step, we work with your organization’s key personnel to plan out and document the scope of testing ie. endpoints and applications to be covered in VAPT. Recon and intel gathering – This is the stage where we use some of our industry-leading offensive techniques to identify loopholes, vulnerabilities, and threats existing in the different systems of IT infrastructure. Identification of vulnerabilities – Our team of expert ethical hackers uses the most offensive hacking techniques, knowledge, and experience to hunt for vulnerabilities in systems of the organizational network. Exploitation – Once all the vulnerabilities, threats, and loopholes are identified, our team deploys non-disruptive real-world attack techniques to discover vulnerabilities and group them as per their severity. Reporting – After the test run is complete, our team accumulates all the critical information derived from the test along with some of the key findings and prepares a comprehensive report that includes a thorough guide of remediation as per prioritization of vulnerabilities.

VAPT Resources

VAPT On Demand
Webinar
Gain enterprise-specific insights dVAPTectly from our experts through webinars. Close knowledge gaps on the subject matter of VAPT by simply watching our fully recorded webinar.
VAPT Guide
If you are new to your industry or an established giant, staying informed with the most necessary information is essential. End your quest for answers through our guides.
VAPT Data Sheet
Dive deep into the world of VAPT through our extensive coverage of all the necessary information needed to bridge all awareness gaps for seamless decision-making and deployment.