Vulnerability Management & Network Penetration

Vulnerability Management

Periodic vulnerability scanning can help an organization to identify technical vulnerabilities such as open ports, configuration errors, unpatched operating systems, and third-party application flaws. Asset discovery can assist organizations with identifying known and unknown devices and systems that reside on the network.  But simply identifying assets and vulnerabilities does not reduce risk.

A vulnerability management program should provide a proactive process to identify known vulnerabilities, discover systems and devices that are connected to your network, provide false positive validation, prioritize vulnerabilities based on criticality with business context, provide remediation recommendations, generate an accurate system baseline, and provide reports to measure and track vulnerability management and remediation activities.

The Qumulus Vulnerability Management Program helps organizations bridge the gap between vulnerability scans and a mature process to reduce technical vulnerabilities and their associated risk to the organization.

By partnering with the Qumulus team, you can develop and implement a complete vulnerability management program to actively defend your perimeter and remediate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.  .

Benefits:

  • Identify known and unknown devices and systems on a network.   
  • Uses the latest in scan technology to identify known vulnerabilities and weaknesses in technical controls on internal and external networks.  
  • Validated and prioritized vulnerability results
  • Detailed reporting that provides vulnerability details, remediation recommendations, and context to measure and track vulnerability efforts.
  • Repeatable processes for vulnerability remediation across the organization.

 

Penetration Testing

The best way to know how intruders will approach your network and if your organization is susceptible to a breach is to test your security controls and defenses. Penetration tests simulate real-world attacks to determine if your valuable assets are properly secured.

Qumulus Solution’s Penetration Testing delivers point-in-time internal and external network penetration testing. The goal of these penetration tests is to identify security weaknesses and evaluate the security level of your organization’s key systems and infrastructure. Testing includes the same techniques utilized by real-life attackers attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

Qumulus Penetration Testing will identify security weaknesses in your environment by utilizing the methodology listed below:

  • Information Gathering – Qumulus will utilize multiple techniques to gather sensitive information, enumerate an organization's network identifying services, operating systems, and vulnerabilities, and deploy tools to passively and actively fingerprint an organization's infrastructure.
  • Threat Modeling -  Qumulus will utilize the previous phase’s information to narrow vulnerabilities by identifying assets and placing them into threat categories. During this phase, Qumulus will use open source and commercial tools to confirm well-known vulnerabilities and identify services that need to be tested.
  • Vulnerability Analysis – Qumulus will use the previous phase narrowed focus to research vulnerabilities to discover flaws in systems and applications that may be exploitable and leveraged by an attacker. These flaws may include technical vulnerabilities, services of interest, system misconfiguration, or insecure design.  
  • Exploitation – This phase will be used to gain access to network infrastructure or devices. During this phase, Qumulus will attempt to gain access through known vulnerabilities, weak or default passwords, weak protocols, open services, and configuration errors.
  • Reporting – Qumulus will develop an actionable detailed report that is complete with objectives, testing methods, executive summary, evidence of access, and recommended remediations

Benefits:

  • Identify and validate security weaknesses in computer networks and systems that an attacker could exploit.  
  • Reduce risks to improve your security strategy
  • Verifies technical vulnerabilities by exploiting them to gain system access.