Penetration Testing Powered by CyberCAST

Zyston’s cybersecurity experts safely stage real cyberattack scenarios to discover vulnerabilities that could lead to data loss, IT system compromise, or myriad other adverse business outcomes. When we identify vulnerabilities, we purposely exploit them to understand how best to approach a mitigation strategy. We then architect a plan tailored to your specific needs and the broader concerns of your industry.

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People, Processes, Technology

No Matter What Industry You Operate In, You Are at Risk

Unaddressed vulnerabilities in information security systems could lead to data loss, system compromise, and countless adverse business outcomes.

As the threat environment evolves, attacks are becoming more sophisticated, commonplace, and devastating. Zyston’s experience, insight, and technical expertise help us meet these perils head-on, leveraging the power of the CyberCAST platform to inform our strategy.

When we identify vulnerabilities, we purposely exploit them to understand how best to approach mitigation. We then architect a plan tailored to your specific needs and the broader concerns of your industry.

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Why You Need an Outside Source for Pen Testing

Many of our clients assume that periodic pen testing can or should be accomplished by their internal IT staff. And while that’s technically true, you are better off using a neutral party with little to no prior knowledge of your organization. This strategy removes biases and blind spots, ensuring no dark corners are neglected in the process.

Zyston uses several types of penetration tests in our assessment:

  • Open-box penetration testing provides the hacker with basic knowledge of the company and its security systems.
  • Closed-box penetration testing provides the hacker with nothing but the company’s name.
  • Internal penetration testing occurs within the company network, behind firewalls and other protections. This approach helps illuminate what could happen if an employee chose to carry out a malicious attack.
  • External penetration testing pits the hacker against a company’s network, firewalls, and other external systems.
  • Covert penetration testing takes place without the knowledge of anyone in the company, including the IT team, who will be expected to respond to the attack. We document our approach in advance, in writing, to avoid any legal or compliance issues.
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Getting Started with Penetration Testing: Our Process

We begin by gathering information. This process helps us devise an attack plan appropriate to organizational and industry risk. Next, we scan the network to map ports and other vulnerable areas.

Our ethical hackers then apply various tactics in an attempt to exploit vulnerabilities, imitating common breach strategies to see the potential scope of the damage should you experience an actual attack.

Once they are in the system, pen testers maintain their presence within the network environment, collecting data that help them emulate advanced threats. When the process is complete, we cover our tracks to remove all traces of the hack.  A detailed report and analysis are provided to highlight vulnerabilities and potential consequences and suggest a remediation strategy.

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Penetration Testing

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Why Zyston?

Zyston is unlike other service providers. Our services are end-to-end, carefully crafted, and comprehensive, designed to address all three tenants of a successful cybersecurity program: People, Process and Technology.

Ensuring a seamless solution that helps us build, operate, and mature an effective and dynamic information security program at a cost that fits your budget.


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