Penetration Testing

To help identify and address the risk of data breaches and sensitive government information exposure, Kratos delivers penetration testing services. These services mimic real-world scenarios that put an organization’s sensitive data at risk to discover existing vulnerabilities.

A penetration test is only as good as the methods used and the expertise of the professionals executing the test. Kratos’ expert staff is trained in the latest ethical hacking techniques and hold government security clearances, providing assurance that critical information assets are truly in trustworthy hands.

Kratos experts challenge an organization’s environment, explain the results, and offer recommendations on the next steps.

Penetration testing commonly includes these key activities:

  • Gather public domain information (search engines, mailing list archives, servers, etc.)
  • Collect public server information (mail servers, name servers, web servers, etc.)
  • Try to bypass access controls and gain access to systems on the network
  • Attempt to circumvent firewall and router access controls to gain access to protected systems
  • Exploit vulnerabilities discovered on networked systems to gain access
  • Try to gain administrative privileges on networked systems
  • Attempt to access configuration files, employee information, business plans, and other sensitive information
  • Use compromised systems as a launching point for new attacks

Benefits of Penetration Testing

  • Provide valuable results, including discovered vulnerabilities, attack paths, business impact of findings, and actionable remediation steps, to reduce risk of exposure
  • Deliver effective and comprehensive penetration tests that are based on expert review and not just automated analysis
  • Mitigate vulnerabilities more effectively with the expert guidance of Kratos' cybersecurity experts
  • Support compliance with regulatory and government security requirements (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST, etc.)

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