LEVEL III - PENETRATION TEST
A penetration test is a coordinated and scaled set of intrusion activities attempted from the adversarial view of a hacker. The goal of a penetration test is to determine what can be accomplished and with what level of difficulty within estimated time frames. A penetration test would produce a report that defines the results of the risk exposure items postulated in the Level II Assessment.
The following items are explored:
- Brute Force Password Attempts
- Wireless Redirection and Data Interception Attempts
- Physical Intrusion Attempts
- Known Exploit Attempts
- DNS Redirection Attempts
- Other Aggressive Testing Methods
RECENT THREAT POSTS
2.5 million people were affected, in a breach that could spell more trouble down the line.
Over 130 companies tangled in sprawling phishing campaign that spoofed a multi-factor authentication system.
Lockbit is by far this summer’s most prolific ransomware group, trailed by two offshoots of the Conti group.
Tens of thousands of cameras have failed to patch a critical, 11-month-old CVE, leaving thousands of organizations exposed.
Twitter is blasted for security and privacy lapses by the company’s former head of security who alleges the social media giant’s actions amount to a national security risk.
CISA is warning that Palo Alto Networks’ PAN-OS is under active attack and needs to be patched ASAP.
Fake travel reservations are exacting more pain from the travel weary, already dealing with the misery of canceled flights and overbooked hotels.
Separate fixes to macOS and iOS patch respective flaws in the kernel and WebKit that can allow threat actors to take over devices and are under attack.
An insufficient validation input flaw, one of 11 patched in an update this week, could allow for arbitrary code execution and is under active attack.