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Security Controls Testing

Testing cybersecurity controls (often called “penetration testing” or "pentesting") is a white-hat (ethical hacker) activity that enables a company to identify vulnerabilities its network, systems, or software.


Who should test?

Testing is an essential part of the security verification process. These services are for organizations building a mature cybersecurity practice that have already assessed and mitigated risk. The testing process validates a company’s security posture and uncover areas for improvement; it is not a first step. But, it’s an important one as your company grows.

Steel Root’s Security Control Testing Capabilities

Network penetration testing

Mobile/web application assessment and testing

Social engineering (phishing, baiting, pretexting) simulation

OSINT (open source intelligence) and passive reconnaissance reporting

Security Controls Assessment and Validation (SCA-V)

What is a "Pen Test"?

A pentest (penetration test) is a common cybersecurity exercise in which an ethical hacker looks for vulnerabilities in your company’s security posture. In many cases, a pen test is part of compliance with PCI, HIPAA, and other regulatory frameworks. In addition to probing general network and server vulnerabilities, we can access specific IT targets, flags, such as firewalls, wireless networks, and web applications, or areas and assets containing sensitive data.

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