Network Penetration Testing
Network penetration testing assesses the security risks exposed by computer systems operating on a network. Networks with weak security can allow attackers to penetrate network defences and gain access to internal networks and critical systems. Regular network penetration testing can reduce the threat of these attacks, and save time and money in the aftermath of a security breach.
Common threats against networks include buffer and integer overflow attacks, format string attacks, insecure database services, vulnerable DNS servers, weak password/default credentials to administration consoles, DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, unencrypted network services and more.
Network penetration testing is typically performed in phases beginning with target checking and enumeration and ending with a list of validated security issues which are then compiled into a report: