Cybersecurity Professional Services

Potential vulnerabilities can result from improper system configuration, hardware or software flaws, and operational weaknesses in processes or technical countermeasures. Essextec provides a variety of cybersecuity services to address these potential vulnerabilities.

Vulnerability and Penetration Testing
Threat Modeling
Red Team Testing

Vulnerability and Penetration Testing

The intensity, source, and intent of security threats are constantly changing which makes it difficult to know where the next attempt might break in. In order to provide our clients with an overall view of potential technical risks to their network architecture, best practice effectiveness, and gaps in information security controls, our cybersecurity experts conduct Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing services. With the latest tools, methods, and technologies, we can identify both known and unknown vulnerabilities.

By simulating a malicious attack from both external and internal threats, we can provide an active analysis of your systems and help you proactively protect your information assets and your employees from security threats. Our Penetration Testing can target many types of systems including:

Traditional Network-level Testing

  • Internal Network (Insider Threat)
  • External (Public Exposure)

Targeted System Penetration

  • Web Application Penetration Testing
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Network Devices (Switches/Firewalls)
  • Power Systems (iSeries/AS400)
  • Isolated Systems
  • Social Engineering Assessments
  • Phishing (Email-based Social Engineering Attacks)
  • Vishing (Phone-based Social Engineering Attacks)
  • Physical Assessments (On-site masquerading and impersonation Attacks)

Architectural / Operation Assessments

  • System Component Inventory
  • Remediation Roadmap Creation
  • Sensitive Data Mapping

Essextec’s Cybersecurity team can expose potential vulnerabilities from an improper system configuration, hardware or software flaws, and operational weaknesses in processes or technical countermeasures utilizing IBM enterprise level security solutions. Once these vulnerabilities are uncovered, we provide our clients a customized, detailed deliverable report that outlines threats to their organization, along with the cause and subsequent impact. Ultimately, We collaborate with our clients to design a strategic plan with technical and procedural countermeasures to mitigate risk that also provides protection against changing compliance regulations, new technology exploits, and future security breaches.

Threat Modeling

Many organizations continue to try to find a “one-size-fits-all” solution for their environment without understanding the individual threats to their organization. Our industry experts spend their days emulating attackers, which gives our team the unique ability to understand how an attacker may think. Using this valuable perspective, Essextec offers a Threat Modeling Service to help identify an organization’s complete attack surface. By defining these areas of concern, the intelligence gained can be used to ensure current security measures are being applied properly and thoroughly. Too often, organizations find themselves locking the proverbial doors while leaving the windows open. By understanding where your threats live, you can better understand how to mitigate them.

Red Team Testing

What is it and why is it different?

Although the term Penetration Testing is now more prevalent than ever before, there is still a fundamental misunderstanding of the rules of engagement. As a result, Essextec has created a Red Team Adversarial Simulation Service. With these services, Essextec leverages social media, publicly available information, and social engineering in addition to traditional network-level testing to provide a true-to-life representation of an actual attack surface. This effective modeling of a threat actor will arm any organization with a new perspective and an accurate view of the potential for information security exposure, data theft, or other compromise.

Typically, this service is suggested for organizations that have had regular Vulnerability Assessments or Penetration Testing conducted previously.

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