An important element of a cyberattack is the actions an attacker takes to hide in your internal network and expand their foothold in your environment. Average dwell times – the length of time an attacker stays hidden in your network before you detect their presence – typically measures in months, but there are many examples where an attacker remained hidden for years while they continued to exfiltrate your sensitive information. During this time, attackers are working at bypassing controls that enforce network segregation, and avoiding your internal network security controls, including detection and response measures.
One of the key components of such attacks is obtaining valid credentials – from keyboard loggers or spyware, from phishing attacks, or other techniques. Attackers then use captured credentials to explore authorized access, and attempt privilege escalation attacks to try to gain greater levels of access and control. Attackers know that many organizations are not well equipped to detect improper accesses of valid users.
Evolve Security’s authenticated penetration testing services are designed to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by an attacker who gains access to the system or network. By testing with authorized access, we can assess the security controls in place, such as access controls, permissions, and privileges. We assess your defenses and identify potential weaknesses that could be exploited by an attacker. Evolve Security provides information to help you identify, prioritize, remediate, manage, and report on identified vulnerabilities.
Evolve Security is committed using our Darwin Attack® portal to enable near real-time communications, providing you with results as the test progresses. And these results are not just jargon laden content, but meaningful details about the identified vulnerabilities, potential consequences, and recommended remediations.