When validating the security your
environment needs more than just a traditional penetration tests.
Reliance on technology and cloud services is the world we live in today. Personally identifiable information (PII), credit card information, documents, intellectual property, or other sensitive business information are all stored online. Depending on the stage of an organisation’s cybersecurity program, CIO, CTO, or security managers typically approach cybersecurity organisations to conduct penetration testing, whether it be to identify vulnerabilities in their internal or external infrastructure (or both), physical environment, a web or mobile application they’re launching, or through workforce testing, such as phishing and social engineering. Traditional security testing is delivered by a specialist security consultant, or “ethical hacker”, who details the exploitable vulnerabilities within the explicitly agreed scope of the test. These penetration tests uncover hidden vulnerabilities within a system or human controls that may lead to a data breach or compromise of the organisation.
As the scope is pre-defined and agreed upon, the objective of these engagements is typically to achieve the highest levels of access within the system, such as gaining domain administrator or root privileges. Although frequently this would enable an attacker to take any action they’d like – what are you really concerned about? What information and assets do you consider to be the most valuable? Do you need a hundred-page report listing every SSL misconfiguration in every printer or are you more concerned about unauthenticated access to sensitive file shares and access to server backups?
This is where objective-based penetration testing comes into play.
What is Objective-Based
An alternative to a traditional penetration test, Objective Based Penetration Testing is the next level up to assessing the security of your organisation. When starting the engagement, Loop works with your organisation to define one or more objectives, scoped based on your business's unique risks. Loop will test with an adversary mindset - identifying the real risks and vulnerabilities that would enable an attacker to cause major business disruption.
Whether you're a health service provider who wants to see how or if it is possible to access patient information on a specific server within a specific medical department, or you’ve got an OT environment and want us to target SCADA systems by bypassing your defensive technologies - we collaborate with you to define the objectives that would best improve your security posture and resilience based on risk. It’s not about the printer, it’s about the server with your client data.
Based on your objectives, a team of specialist resources will be selected for the job, pulling across Loop’s diverse offensive security services and adversary simulation teams. With the team formed, Loop will aim to achieve the objectives, show you how we did, and provide guidance on how to fix the issues - improving your ability to prevent major cyber incidents where it matters. Whether it’s physical, digital or supply chain, red-teaming tactics will be leveraged within your objective-based penetration test.
This cost-effective solution enables organisations to leverage red team approaches to validate security controls on specific area of their environment to understand a real-world cyberattack scenario and more importantly, future-proof their cybersecurity program.
Why take penetration tests a step further
through objective-based penetration testing?
It’s about identifying where your security could be bypassed by adversaries in the real world. Loop’s specialist resources bring a red-team mindset to your penetration tests to find your organisation’s real weaknesses, to identify vulnerabilities that matter most in the environment.
OBJECTIVE-BASED PENETRATION TESTING
PRESENTERS: PATRICK BUTLER, CEO & MELODY LEI, OSS MANAGING CONSULTANT
LEARN HOW TO:
• Unpacking objective-based penetration testing - What it is?
• How it complements traditional penetration testing and improves visibility into real-world risk
• Results of a successful objective-based security testing
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Designed to mimic real-world threats and sophisticated attack vectors to test your defences and eliminate gaps into your entire organisation.
ADVERSARY SIMULATION TRAINING
This hands-on training will demonstrate how a genuine Red Team approach successfully combines physical, digital, social and supply chain attack vectors in order to accurately replicate the activities of the adversary, to beat them at their own game
Loop will outline how red teaming simulates realistic attack scenarios, using the same trade-craft and tools used by the adversary to mimic the threat to key business assets.
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Using the mindset of an adversary, a red team is designed to penetrate security in a real world test of the effectiveness of security controls, policy, technology and infrastructure.