Penetration Testing Potsdam

Trusted Ethical Hackers Potsdam

Our certified pentesters and IT security professionals check your IT systems from the perspective of an attacker and hacker. A penetration test is one of the most effective ways to thoroughly check your own IT security and to eliminate the detected security gaps.

  • Certified Penetration Testers (OSCP, OSCE, OSWE, GPEN)
  • Penetration testing on networks, web applications, APIs and IT systems
  • Pentests on web applications according to OWASP Web Security Testing Guide and OWASP TOP-10
  • No hidden costs | transparent & fair
  • Free consultation
  • Implementation according to BSI standards, PTES
  • Get to know your IT environment from an attacker's perspective
  • Implementation of IT security audits
  • Detailed report with clear action plan
  • Vendor-independent IT security experts for Potsdam

+49 621 48 345 010

We can be reached by phone, email or via our contact form.

Your advantages at a glance

With our penetration tests and security audits, Redlings reliably identifies security vulnerabilities that put our customers at risk. Benefit from our experienced penetration testers.

Free
initial consultation

Certified
Penetration Testers

Vendor-independent
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Our Cyber Security Experts

Our IT security experts for penetration testing have many years of experience in conducting security tests. Through regular training and continuing education, they are always up to date.

Who we are

Redlings is a EU/Germany-based company specializing in penetration testing.

Ensure your defenses are up to current threats. With our manual deep-dive engagements, we identify security vulnerabilities security vulnerabilities that put customers at risk. Through our Continuous Collaborative Testing service offering, we take a long-term security approach and work with our customers to ensure that their security posture is constantly improving.

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Reasons

for a

Pentest

Every Redlings pentest is subject to strict guidelines and ethical principles.

1

Evidence-based investment

Investments in security measures should always be supported with concrete evidence to demonstrate the value to the business. By showing your leadership team the value of an investment, you can justify your need for more resources

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2

Priorisierung von IT-Risiken

With a penetration test you can determine which existing vulnerabilities have the greatest impact on your web applications and network. on your web applications and network. Use your resources and time more efficiently.

3

Implementation of Security Policy

Are important patches missing or are applications and operating systems not hardened? If your pentesters can show that applications and network areas with good implementation have fewer security vulnerabilities, this often has the effect of motivating them to follow the security guidelines.

4

Training of the internal IT team

The results of a pentest support the own team - e.g. system admins - to avoid some error sources in the future. A penetration test can reveal errors in configuration and programming.

5

Increase the effectiveness of your security investments

Our pentesters are certified experts in their field and often uncover ways in which existing (and paid for) security technologies can be better leveraged and protective efficacy enhanced.

6

Protect your most important data and the trust of your customers

Company and customer data is considered the lifeblood of a business and can be extremely damaging in the wrong hands. With a pentest, your company can better protect its data assets and, if possible, prevent attacks.

7

Compliance requirements

Regulations such as PCI-DSS, but also ISO 27001/2 and others, may require regular penetration tests. Some contractual regulations may also contain such a requirement.

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Detection of vulnerabilities

Penetration tests attack your network and web applications like a hacker would - but without causing any damage. This allows you to find and fix vulnerabilities before the attackers do.

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Konsequenzen eines Understand Cybersecurity Incidents

Penetration testing gives you unvarnished feedback on the possible consequences of an IT security incident such as a ransomware attack.

Steps for a Penetration Test

1

Kick-Off

The project schedule is planned and prepared during the joint kick-off meeting. Among other things, the following points will be discussed:

  • Reconciliation of contact details
  • Test period with start date and end date
  • Review of the exact handling and scoope of the pentest
  • Technical presentation by the customer (test subject)
  • Making technical details available (e.g. documentation of components, accesses)
  • Agreement on the environment of the pentest and the exact methodology
2

Penetration Test Execution

Now the security test takes place. Here, it usually consists of one (or more) commissioned test modules.

  • Pentest Network (internal)
  • Pentest Network (external)
  • Web Application & Web-API penetration test
  • Active Directory Security Assessment
  • Cloud Penetration Testing
  • Wifi Pentest
  • IoT/Hardware Security Assessment
  • Social Engineering
3

Report

The test results are compiled in a report. This will include, among others, the sections listed below:

  • Short version of the results and presentation of the framework parameters
  • List and presentation of the detected security issues with assessment of the risk as well as suggestions for correction
  • Detailed documentation of discovered security vulnerabilities
4

Concluding Meeting

The results of the performed pentest are discussed in a final meeting. We are aware that the aware that the security problems found are only a first step. Concrete follow-up measures to to increase security must be defined and implemented.

Let us advise you free of charge!

Check what damage hackers can do to you with a penetration test.

As a pentester and ethical hacker, we emulate attacks on corporate IT using the same tools and methods that criminal organizations use every day in Potsdam, Germany, Europe and worldwide.

So erreichen Sie uns

  • Redlings Potsdam
    14480 Potsdam
  • +49 621 48 345 010
  • info@redlings.com
  • Workdays from 8 am - 6 pm
  • In case of emergency 24/7

Häufige Fragen

What is a penetration test?

A penetration test, or "pentest" for short, is a security check that emulates an attack by a malicious party on a network or application to identify security vulnerabilities. This test is coordinated in advance and conducted in such a way that no system is damaged. At the end of the test, you will receive a report that includes the problems and vulnerabilities found, along with suggestions on how to fix them.

How do I prepare for a pentest?

This can vary - depending on the type of pentest. However, the following points are often part of the scope or the mutually reached agreement:

- Target systems (IP/host name) or IP address spaces
- Test periods as well as contact persons

Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google have provided blanket consent forms for certain areas, but this may vary by provider. In principle, one must be available if the systems to be tested are not on your own infrastructure. It is often useful to involve the system managers concerned in the planning process at an early stage so that the "pentest" is not perceived as an attack but as a potential analysis for improving IT security. To be honest, we are not interested in showing that we can hack a company, but to uncover potential for improvement in the IT landscape in a collaborative working atmosphere, deriving and prioritizing measures and improving IT security as effectively and efficiently as possible.

What is a black box test?

In black-box testing, the pentester attempts to attack the target without any prior knowledge of addresses, systems, applications and processes. The main argument for this approach is that this scenario comes closest to the real world and thus simulates a real attack scenario. However, this is only partially true because a real attacker does not have just a week or two like a contracted pentester, but has the entire time, including months or years, to prepare the attack. In fact, some of the most successful hacker attacks have taken place over a period of up to 12 months.
This bias means that black-box testing is often inconclusive and gives customers a false sense of security. Redlings therefore recommends black-box testing only in exceptional cases. The argument that attackers (must) implement a black-box approach also only works to a limited extent, since a long preparation time can lead to extensive internal informtions.

How does an IT security audit differ from a penetration test?

An IT security audit examines the security of a company's IT systems from a holistic perspective. Security threats can arise not only from attacks, but also from technical incidents, organizational deficiencies or force majeure.
Security audits often take place as part of an ISMS (information security management system) and examine not only technical security elements but also compliance with the company's own standards and guidelines, security processes, employee training (keyword information security awareness) and similar aspects. Some security audits also include elements of a vulnerability scan.
However, a security audit usually does not go into as much technical detail as a manual penetration test.

How long does a pentest take?

Similar to cost, the duration of penetration testing depends on several factors. Penetration testing is a hands-on assessment that does not lend itself to short, quick sprints. At Redlings, we tend to have pentesting projects start at week or so, but many projects can extend over a much longer period of time. extend over a significantly longer period of time.

How is a vulnerability scan different from a penetration test?

Unlike penetration testing, vulnerability assessment does not determine in detail whether the vulnerability can actually be exploited or what impact it has. A vulnerability scan usually uses automated vulnerability scanners such as Nessus or even Nmap. Vulnerability scanners only cover standard scenarios and do not take into account the specifics of the IT infrastructure in question.

Vulnerability scans are therefore more of a first step in the technical analysis of vulnerabilities than a complete process for securing systems. They are also often used as part of a security audit or as one of the first steps in penetration testing. In all cases, penetration testing goes further and examines the discovered vulnerabilities in detail.

The pentester attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities and assess the resulting opportunities for the attacker. This helps determine the impact of a vulnerability. Due to the manual nature of a penetration test and the creativity of the pentester, the chances of finding serious vulnerabilities are much higher with professionally conducted penetration tests than with standardized vulnerability scans.

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Network Pentest

A network penetration test is a security assessment for your organization's internal or external IT infrastructure and exposed network services.

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Web Application Penetration Testing

We examine your web applications and web servers for vulnerabilities.

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Cloud Penetration Testing

Cloud Penetration Testing is a security assessment of one or more systems in a cloud environment (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP).

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Scenario Penetration Testing

Assess the effecitvness of your prevention, detection and response capabilities against common adversarial tactics.

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Active Directory Security Assessment

An Active Directory Security Assessment includes a forest and domain trust configuration and security review as well as an assessment of conrols for administrative groups and privileged access accounts.

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Red Teaming & Purple Teaming

Assess your organisation's threat detection and response capabilities using a emulated cyber attack.

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Vulnerability Assessment

The Redlings Vulnerability Assessment Service helps you better understand and manage your organisation's cybersecurity risks by providing assistance in identifying, classifying and mitigating them.

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Social Engineering & Phishing Testing

A Social Engineering Security Assessment may range from simple email phishing to sophisticated campaigns using multiple communication techniques including spearphishing, vishing and on-site engagement.

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CISO-as-Service

Redlings provides organizations with top-notch security experts who have years of experience building and running information security programs.

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Governance, Risk & Compliance

Our GRC experts can provide you with assistance delivering your information security project.

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Security Architecture

Our goal is to ensure that your company has fully integrated 'security-by-design' right from the start of the project.

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DevSecOps and SDLC Consulting

Our security experts will infuse security policies, tooling, and practices into your DevOps environment.

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