Astaara use pen testing as a valuable tool in understanding the vulnerabilities that an organisation is facing. There are varying degrees of testing that can be undertaken, depending on the objectives.
Black-box testing mimics the role of an average hacker. It is the fastest test to undertake as the tester is not given any further information regarding the organisation than what they can find during the process. This approach has limitations as it requires the tester to be able to breach external security to identify any internal vulnerabilities. If this is not possible then these will remain undiscovered and subsequently unpatched.
A step up on black box, grey-box testing typically will have a degree of knowledge and access to the organisations internal systems. This allows testers to have a more focused and approach. Access to an internal account provides the tester with clearance that mirrors an attacker who has long term access to the network.
White-box testing, or clear-box testing as it is often known is the total pen-test solution. Serving as an “access all areas” pass to the tester, giving a complete view of the organisation’s security. Often a comprehensive White-box test will take significant amounts of time, simply due to the vast amounts of data that needs to be assessed.
To understand how Astaara can use pen-testing to better protect you business please contact us