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Penetration Testing

What types of pen tests does OP Innovate perform?

All pen tests we perform are tailor made to your needs. These include manual pen tests done by our in-house experts, coupled with automated penetration testing using our proprietary WASP platform. While we specialize in web application pen testing, mobile penetration testing, and red teaming with some of the best ethical hackers in the world.

Can your pen testing help in meeting compliance requirements?

Our pen testing team has all the major credentials required to help your organization meet compliance requirements. Prime examples would be companies in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

Who Performs the Pent Tests done by OP Innovate?

All of our pen testers are in-house elite specialist. We do not outsource any of our penetration testing team, and only use hand picked veteran security professionals in our team.

How often should pen testing be conducted?

The frequency of pen testing should be based on your organization’s security needs and the level of risk involved. It is recommended to conduct pen tests regularly, especially after significant changes to the system or applications that may introduce new vulnerabilities.

What are the benefits of hiring an external incident response team?

Hiring an external incident response team can provide numerous benefits. Here are some key advantages:

1. Expertise: External incident response teams like OP Innovate consist of highly skilled and experienced professionals who specialize in cybersecurity incident response. They possess in-depth technical knowledge and understanding of the latest threats and attack vectors.

2. Objectivity: External teams provide an objective and independent perspective during incident response. They are not affected by internal biases or politics and can focus solely on mitigating the incident and protecting your organization’s assets.

3. Rapid response: External teams are equipped with the necessary resources and tools to swiftly respond to cybersecurity incidents. They have established procedures and workflows in place to mobilize quickly, minimize damage, and restore normal operations as soon as possible.

4. Scalability and flexibility: External incident response teams can scale up or down their resources based on the severity and complexity of the incident. They can adapt to your organization’s unique needs, whether you have a small-scale incident or a large-scale cyber attack.

5. Industry insights: External teams work with various organizations across different industries and gain valuable insights from handling diverse incidents. They bring this knowledge and best practices to your organization, helping you improve your incident response capabilities.

6. Reduced impact: By engaging an external incident response team, you can minimize the impact of cybersecurity incidents. Their expertise and quick response can help identify and contain the incident faster, limiting the potential damage and reducing downtime.

7. Cost-effectiveness: While hiring an external incident response team incurs costs, it can be more cost-effective compared to maintaining a dedicated in-house incident response team. External teams eliminate the need for ongoing training, recruitment, and full-time salaries.

Overall, hiring an external incident response team can enhance your organization’s incident response capabilities, mitigate risks more efficiently, and bolster your cybersecurity posture.

What is the role of threat intelligence in incident response?

Threat intelligence plays a crucial role in incident response by providing organizations with actionable insights and information about potential threats and cyber attacks, helping them proactively defend against security breaches and mitigate risks. Feel free to visit http://op-c.net/cti/ for the latest OP Innovate threat intelligence.

What is an incident response framework?

An incident response framework is a structured approach used by organizations to effectively manage and respond to security incidents. It provides guidelines and procedures for handling and mitigating security events.

How long does a typical Incident response process take?

The duration of an incident response process can vary significantly depending on the complexity and severity of the incident. It can range from a few days to several weeks.

What Are the Drawbacks of Traditional Penetration Testing and How Does PTaaS Address Them?

Traditional penetration testing can be labor-intensive and does not offer up-to-date vulnerability assessments. PTaaS addresses these issues by providing rapid retesting, low administrative overhead, near real-time continuous assessment, and fixed costs.

Can PTaaS Assess Both Web Applications and Network/Cloud Devices?

Yes, penetration testing service providers can assess both web applications and network/cloud devices. It combines automation and human assessment to provide in-depth vulnerability assessment. Experts with industry accreditations enhance the detection of complex vulnerabilities and prioritize remediation.

What Industry Accreditations Do OP Innovate Security Experts Have?

Our pen testing team has all the major credentials required to help your organization meet compliance requirements. Prime examples would be companies in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

How Does PTaaS Combine Automation and Human Assessment in Penetration Testing?

OP Innovate Penetration testing as a service (PTaaS) offers a combination of both manual (human) penetration testing with skilled offensive security professionals, and automated scanning and vulnerability assessment through our WASP Platform. The WASP platform also includes a PT Scheduler to allow for easy scheduling and management of penetration tests.

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