While your internal applications are not necessarily exposed to attack from the outside world, that does not mean they are not at risk. Attackers can target users with malware, which subsequently attempts to target internal vulnerabilities, including those in applications. Attackers can also gain a foothold in your environment via external attacks, social engineering, breach of a trusted partner/vendor, or physical intrusion, then execute attacks against internal systems and applications to help spread attacks across your network, taking over more systems, trying to isolate and exfiltrate valuable internal information. The more control an attacker has over your internal systems, the more likely they are to conduct an attack and successfully exfiltrate data.
Your internal applications are targets of these attacks because applications are known to be vulnerable, and because your internal business applications often have access to your most valuable data – this is the data you use to conduct your business operations. Attackers seeking to expand their internal footprint regularly target applications and supporting systems for the access they give within your environment. Successful attacks increase your risk of compromise and data loss. Protecting these applications is a required step in your defense against an attacker with internal access.
Evolve Security’s internal application penetration testing services help you identify weaknesses in your applications and application infrastructure, enabling you to proactively prioritize and remediate those weaknesses, enhancing your control and security, improving compliance, and reducing risk.