Churchill IT Solutions can also be engaged in penertration testing of your IT infrastructure. Checking security vulnerabilities, flaws and risks to minimise downtime. Whether it is a single computer system, the network or web application and provide details to fine-tune your security policies and patch deteched vulnerabilities.
What Is A Vulnerability Test? -- A vulnerability is any mistakes or weakness in the system security procedures, design, implementation or any internal control that may result in the violation of system?s security policy or, in other words, the possibility for intruders (hackers) to get unauthorized access. This is the process of locating and reporting vulnerabilities, which provide a way to detect and resolve security problems by ranking the vulnerabilities before someone or something can exploit them. In this process Operating systems, Application Software and Networks are scanned in order to identify the occurrence of vulnerabilities, which includes inappropriate software design, insecure authentication, etc
What is Penetration Testing? -- Penetration testing is a type of security testing used to test the insecure areas of a system or application. It is essentially an authorized attack to gain access to a company?s secure data.
Who Needs A Penetration Test? -- Everyone! Every six seconds a personal computer is being hacked into. If you have watched the news in the past four years, you have seen Talk Talk, Sony Pictures, the NHS, and hundreds of other corporations and government agencies become victims of a computer hacker. There is no one immune to being hacked.
Vulnerability Test? -- Will show where and how a client can be vulnerable to an attack.
Penetration Test? -- Proves that the vulnerabilities found can be exploited by an attacker.
The bottom line is that the Vulnerability Test is the "Show" and Penetration Test is the "Prove".