What Does Completing A Pen Test for Your Network Involve?

By Daniel Maddern on 05 Feb 2020

Somewhere between updating your Disaster Recovery plan and setting up multi-factor authentication, you probably recall that it’s time you conducted a penetration test for your network. If you have the skills and the time internally to do this, I recommend that you make sure that your pen test covers the following 5 key steps. These steps work regardless of whether you are completing a small-scale web application pen test or a full network pen test for a global organisation. Footprinting / Reconnaissance Footprinting or Reconnaissance is the initial intelligence gathering performed on a target organisation. This involves identifying firewalls, routers and building a map of the network. During this step, the security tester gathers important company information. This could include org charts, company policies, physical addresses, current events and details of key personal such as email addresses, CVs and phone numbers. Once the security tester gathers this information, they can then identify key targets, potential vulnerabilities and attack vectors. Scanning Scanning adds a lot of information to your network map. It is about uncovering more detailed host information. It might consist of Operating System information and versions, hosted applications, open ports and network ranges. This information expands your network diagram…

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Digital Transformation Forecast 2019: Cloud Continues to Roll in, Bringing Cost Savings & Improved Security

By Seth Phillips on 27 Feb 2019

Is your business forecasting an Azure migration this year? If you haven't already started your planning, now is the right time to act. SQL Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 end of support is just over the horizon. Businesses that leave it too late may have to weather the perfect storm of IT support issues.

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SQL Server 2016 Launch

By Todd on 30 Jun 2016

The official Australian launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 took place in Sydney on 24 June and Satalyst was fortunate to be part of the "Data Driven" event. With the 2016 Olympics underpinning the data in sports theme for the launch event, Satalyst showcased two cycling related solutions both using SQL in Azure, IoT, and advanced data analytics.

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