Penetration Testing

July 5th, 2023

Pen Test as a Service (PTaaS)

Malicious hackers are continuously engaged in cybercriminal activities with the the global cost of cybercrime is estimated to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025 according to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures. This relentless onslaught of cyber attacks poses a significant threat to businesses and individuals worldwide.

Furthermore, hackers constantly develop new variants, tactics and tools making it crucial for organizations to adopt proactive measures to safeguard their systems. While defensive measures like antivirus software updates and firewalls provide a level of protection they can only address vulnerabilities once they have been discovered and exploited. By that time numerous victims have already suffered the consequences.

To effectively combat these threats organizations need to continuously test their security posture and identify weaknesses before attackers do. Pen Test as a Service (PTaaS) is a methodology that involves conducting ongoing penetration testing of IT systems and applications, simulating the actions of hackers. This continuous testing enables organizations to swiftly identify and remediate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by malicious actors.

At Private Matrix our team of “white hat” ethical hackers employs the same processes, tactics and techniques utilized by criminal hackers to assess the true strength of your system’s security. Once a vulnerability is identified we promptly report it to your risk management team allowing for immediate corrective action. We emphasize the importance of continuous penetration testing, similar to the regular updating of antivirus software to ensure optimal effectiveness in safeguarding your network systems.

Proactive Measures

Your Best Bet for Cyber Security Proactively testing and fortifying your systems is the most effective approach to protect your business and customers from cybercrime. Adopting Pen Testing as a Service offers numerous benefits, including:

  1. Quickly identifying and fixing vulnerabilities:
    • Continuous testing enables prompt identification and resolution of vulnerabilities reducing the window of opportunity for attackers.
  2. Finding and closing off new paths to attack:
    • As new vulnerabilities and attack methods emerge, Pen Testing as a Service allows organizations to test their defenses against the latest threats and patch any identified weaknesses.
  3. Improving overall security posture:
    • Ongoing penetration testing reduces risk, safeguards your company’s financial position and protects your reputation.
  4. Proactively testing apps:
    • By eliminating vulnerability causing bugs before applications go into production, organizations can address potential weaknesses at an earlier stage when they are easier and less expensive to fix.
  5. Being less expensive than paying for a breach:
    • Ransomware attacks have increased significantly with global damages expected to exceed $50 billion by 2023 predicted by Gartner and data breaches have become more frequent and severe. In 2020 the average cost of a data breach was $3.86 million. Pen Testing as a Service offers a cost effective solution compared to the financial and reputational consequences of a successful cyber breach.
  6. Being ready for a real world attack at any time:
    • With continuous penetration testing organizations are constantly prepared for real world attacks as the testing process mimics the actions of hackers.
  7. Ethically protecting customer and partner data:
    • By taking effective steps to secure sensitive information organizations earn the trust of their customers and partners.
  8. Enhancing goodwill and creating a culture of security:
    • Through proactive security measures organizations demonstrate their commitment to protecting their stakeholders’ data and cultivate a culture of security awareness.
  9. Unlimited retesting and better risk management ROI:
    • Continuous testing allows organizations to retest their systems regularly, maximizing the value of their risk management budget.
  10. Maintaining regulatory compliance:
    • Pen Testing as a Service assists organizations in meeting regulatory requirements imposed by governing bodies such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GDPR and more.

If you are seeking the most effective way to protect your business from cybercrime, continuous penetration testing is the answer. Our team of ethical hackers at Private Matrix will assist you in identifying vulnerabilities and recommending remediation measures before malicious actors can exploit them, thereby safeguarding the hard work invested in building your business.

Customer Experience

Private Matrix offers a comprehensive range of penetration testing services each conducted with diligence, dedication and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Depending on your organization’s specific infrastructure you may require one or more of the following penetration testing services:

  1. Internal Penetration Testing:
    • Insider failures, whether due to negligence or malicious intent contribute significantly to data breaches and security incidents. Internal penetration testing evaluates vulnerabilities from the perspective and access of an insider, ensuring the security of your organization’s systems.
  2. External Penetration Testing:
    • Our ethical hackers simulate real world attacks to gain access to your systems from the outside. External penetration testing is crucial for preventing data breaches originating from external sources.
  3. Social Engineering Assessment:
    • Social engineering attacks exploit human interactions to deceive employees into revealing sensitive information or granting unauthorized access to systems. This assessment tests your organization’s ability to detect and defend against these types of attacks.
  4. Physical Penetration Testing:
    • Physical penetration testing is conducted on site to identify vulnerabilities in your building’s physical security, which could provide unauthorized access to sensitive data. It assesses the effectiveness of existing physical protective measures against real life attacks.
  5. Web Application Penetration Test:
    • This type of testing focuses on assessing the security of individual web applications identifying vulnerabilities that could be exploited. It can be performed on both private cloud services and public cloud applications. It is particularly effective when conducted during the development phase, prior to the application going into production as it allows for easier, safer and less expensive remediation.
  6. Dark Web Analysis:
    • Dark web analysis helps determine if your sensitive information has already been compromised and is being traded or shared on the dark web. This service provides actionable insights on which passwords to change, which credit cards to cancel and other necessary steps to mitigate the damage caused by exposed information.

Private Matrix‘s external penetration testing services assist in identifying and defending against these and various other threats. Our team utilizes the same techniques employed by real world attackers to provide an accurate assessment of your vulnerabilities. Furthermore, we collaborate with you to develop tailored solutions that strengthen your systems against potential attacks. While the threats may be external we help you establish robust internal responses. Explore our comprehensive range of services including general penetration testing, internal penetration testing, physical penetration testing, continuous penetration testing, social engineering assessment services, dark web security concerns and cybersecurity risk management. With Private Matrix you can transform vulnerabilities into your strongest defenses.

Commitment to Cybersecurity

At Private Matrix our cybersecurity experts understand that a single breach can disrupt a successful business, erode customer trust and result in substantial data loss. That’s why we are passionate about leveraging our skills and resources to help organizations protect themselves from cyber risks through Pen Testing as a Service (PTaaS).

Our expert penetration testers remain up to date with the ever evolving world of cybersecurity threats ensuring your business is consistently safeguarded against the latest and most sophisticated attacks. In addition to staying informed and adapting to new tools and techniques employed by threat actors our team maintains industry credentials and certifications. These include SnortCP (Snort Certified Professional), HP ASE (Network Security) and HP Master ASE (Network Infrastructure), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) and OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional). We actively pursue additional training and certifications such as the Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE) to further enhance our expertise.

Private Matrix‘s mission is to make cybersecurity accessible to every business through penetration testing. We maintain the trust of our customers by committing to top tier quality, maintaining our own robust security measures and adhering to the highest standards of integrity and ethics while performing these vital yet sensitive tests on behalf of our clients.

Our Continuously Tested Process

Upon partnering with Private Matrix, we will create a customized program tailored to your company’s unique needs and risk profile following an initial consultation. To provide an accurate quote, we require information on the number of live assets that need testing, including web applications, cloud storage locations, software repositories, and, if applicable, the number of social engineering targets. The testing requirements are determined based on the scope, and appropriate testing assets are identified. Roles, responsibilities, and testing parameters are defined within the Rules of Engagement (ROE) agreement. Testing occurs according to the framework established in the ROE, specifying when, where, and how the testing will take place.

Once the Master Service Agreement (MSA) and ROE have been finalized we will schedule your first test promptly. All external testing is conducted from our secure testing facilities which are protected by firewalls, router filters, system level controls (e.g., host level firewalls with intrusion detection and encrypted logons) and our internal processes as we continually test ourselves. Our remote test labs are compliant with PCI, SOC1, and HITRUST standards. Internal testing can be performed using virtual machines deployed on your organization’s hypervisors or we can provide hypervisors depending on your needs and testing budget.

As your risk management partner Private Matrix comprehensively evaluates every security vulnerability within your system. Similar to real hackers we continually monitor, test and discover new ways to breach your defenses. Upon discovering network vulnerabilities our expert penetration testers promptly notify your risk management team. Testing can be scheduled during regular business hours or at night based on your preferences. Our penetration testers analyze and exploit these weaknesses in a controlled manner minimizing disruptions to your system while providing clear information to assist in fortifying your defenses. We work closely with you to customize a plan that aligns with your organization’s unique requirements and provides the peace of mind that comes from knowing your network is as secure as possible.

Begin Strengthening Your Network Today

Forward thinking and proactive business owners worldwide are turning to Pen Test as a Service (PTaaS) as the most effective strategy to minimize vulnerability, mitigate downtime resulting from cyberattacks, maintain regulatory compliance and establish an impenetrable network. Stay ahead of the curve and the hackers with Private Matrix by your side.

Don’t provide criminals with an easy way into your business network. Let Private Matrix‘s strong offense help you establish a powerful defense. If you are ready to elevate your business’ cybersecurity to the next level, Contact us today and inquire about our continuous penetration testing services. Embark on the journey to a stronger more resilient network.

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