Red Team Engagement

Red Team Engagement

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is a testing method to detect security flaws within an application software program or a network. VAPT is usually misinterpreted as two separate kinds of testing methods. Conversely, these two should be joined collectively to generate high-grade results. The performance of a vulnerability assessment and a penetration test is a critical component of any company’s IT risk management program.

Vulnerability Assessment

A Vulnerability Assessment (VA) is an evaluation of a network and/or web application’s security posture, intended to uncover issues that may be present and worthy of further investigation. This is a good method of identifying issues, but, does not go as far as to validate the issue exists or attempt to exploit it. It is the process of identifying and qualifying system vulnerabilities. The system being studied may be physical equipment, such as a power plant, a computer system or a larger system.

Penetration Test

A Penetration Test (PT), or “pentest,” is a method of evaluating a network and/or web application by simulating an actual attack using the same methods a malicious hacker would gain unauthorized access. Typically, the information gained during the vulnerability assessment process is leveraged to identify the best attack vectors. It confirms the potential vulnerabilities and actively exploits them, proving the damage that could be done if a real-world attack against an organization’s systems took place. This process includes an active analysis of the system for any deficiencies, technical flaws, or vulnerabilities.