Internal Network Penetration Testing
At a time of spiralling Cyber Security threats, organisations need to deploy effective measures to ensure the security of their internal network infrastructure. With the increasing sophistication of these threats, relying on external security measures is no longer enough.
Internal network penetration testing is a proactive approach used to identify weaknesses within the internal network.
What is Internal Network Pen Testing?
Internal network penetration testing is a thorough security assessment that checks the security of an organisation’s internal network environment.
The aim of internal network pen testing is to identify potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities that may be exploited by attackers who have gained access to the internal network.
Securing your internal network
Your internal network is privately owned and managed. This gives you more control over security and who has access. It’s used primarily for internal operations, collaboration and for sharing information. This contrasts with external networks which are public networks accessed by a wide range of different users, including potential attackers alongside individuals and organisations.
While the specific goals and scope may differ between internal and external network testing, the underlying principles of identifying vulnerabilities, assessing risk, and improving overall security are consistent in both approaches.
How does internal pen testing work?
During an internal network penetration test, our team of penetration testers simulate real-world attack scenarios to evaluate the security posture of your internal network. We attempt to identify and exploit vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and weaknesses within the internal network infrastructure, systems, and applications as would an outside actor with malicious intent.
The scope of internal network pen testing typically includes various components within the network, such as:
Pen testers employ a combination of automated tools and manual techniques to perform this assessment.
Once any vulnerabilities have been identified they can then be addressed with potential security weak points plugged.
What is automated internal pen testing?
Automated internal penetration testing uses automated tools to perform security assessments on an internal network. The tools simulate attack scenarios, locate vulnerabilities, and assess the overall security posture of the network infrastructure, applications and systems.
While automated tools are able to identify common vulnerabilities and can perform a range of basic security checks, they may miss more complex security issues. For this reason, it’s essential that organisations use manual penetration testing carried out by skilled human testers.
A comprehensive security assessment will usually combine both automated and manual techniques to achieve more thorough and accurate results.
Internal Network Penetration Testing from Equilibrium Security
Equilibrium Security will help ensure that your internal network is secure and protected from external threats. As your partner in Cyber Security, you can stay one step ahead of evolving threats.
To find out more about Internal Network Pen Testing and our comprehensive range of services contact us today.