External Penetration Testing

External penetration testing services by the certified pen testers at AWA.

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AWA’s External Penetration Testing Services

Shield your company’s network from external threats and put a comprehensive cybersecurity program in place with the help of our security assessment team. Our team includes experienced certified pen testers, certified network security professionals, and certified information system security professionals (CISSP).

What Is a Certified Pen Tester?

A certified penetration tester is trained on various penetration testing frameworks and best practices through a globally recognized certifying organization. Certification verifies that each cybersecurity professional has working knowledge and skills in needed to plan and scope the assessment, understand the relevant legal and compliance requirements, execute vulnerability scanning and penetration testing, analyze data, and effectively report testing results. Re-certification is also required on a regular basis to ensure that pen testers stay up to date with the latest techniques and maintain their skills over time.

What Is Covered During External Penetration Testing?

External penetration testing is the process of identifying the services running on an organization’s external perimeter, discovering vulnerabilities within those services, and then attempting to exploiting those vulnerabilities. The goal of external pen testing is to identify weaknesses or exposures at the perimeter of your organization’s network which is the first layer of security against cyberattacks.

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External penetration testing services by AWA typically involve the following six categories:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Information Gathering and Analysis
  3. Vulnerability Detection
  4. Exploitation
  5. Reporting
  6. Remediation Verification
CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker
CISM - Certified Information Security Manager

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Contact AWA International to discuss the cybersecurity solutions that would best fit your organization's compliance goals.

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