What Can Be Pentested?

What Can Be Pentested?

Over the decades, our customers have asked us to perform security tests on virtually every thinkable target. Some types of systems require extremely specific knowledge of the target, while others can be handled in much more generic ways.

That's why, while we definitely can perform, for instance, a penetration test on a bespoke application in a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment, usually our customers ask to test their systems in environments that are more common. To give you an idea of the targets we test frequently, a selection is provided here.

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Explains the scope, targets and technologies of Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration testing


Pentest Services

Cloud Pentesting

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A Cloud penetration test (or pentest) assesses the strong and weak points in cloud-based systems to improve the overall cloud security level.

Internal Network Pentesting

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An internal penetration test aims at answering the question: “What could an attacker with access to the internal network, be able to do?”.

Mobile Apps Pentesting

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Every mobile application is different. So we start by identifying context-specific threats. That will allow us to maximally tailor the assessment to the application in question.

Web Applications / API's Pentesting

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The application(s) will be studied thoroughly and tested for all kinds of design, configuration and programming errors, of course with maximum attention for security weaknesses from the OWASP Top 10.

Wi-Fi Pentesting

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Wireless technology remains a weak spot in many infrastructures. A Wi-Fi penetration test, or pentest, will reveal wireless weak points, exploit the vulnerabilities and provide clear advice on how to mitigate the risks to an acceptable level.

Hardware / IoT Pentesting

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Hardware, firmware and (cloud dwelling) backends are all targets for attackers and often not very well understood. Secura can test all these aspects, and also apply reverse engineering and firmware hacking techniques to find out which weaknesses exist.

Infrastructure Pentesting

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External, internet visible IT systems are attacked daily. It is therefore often required to test these systems periodically or when significant changes are applied.

Industrial Vulnerability Assessment / Pentest

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Within industrial environments, cybersecurity testing requires a specialized approach. This is mainly due to the different risks and threat models within Operational Technology (OT).

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Secura is a leading cybersecurity expert. Our customers range from government and healthcare to finance and industry worldwide. Secura offers technical services, such as vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and red teaming. We also provide certification for IoT and industrial environments, as well as audits, forensic services and awareness training. Our goal is to raise your cyber resilience.

Secura is a Bureau Veritas company. Bureau Veritas (BV) is a publicly listed company specialized in testing, inspection and certification. BV was founded in 1828, has over 80.000 employees and is active in 140 countries. Secura is the cornerstone of the cybersecurity strategy of Bureau Veritas.