Black Box Testing
Under this scenario Stride shall perform the assessment against unknown targets. i.e. client shall not provide any information about the target systems. Information about the target is gathered using passive and active actions and then further assessed using the gray box method. While this method is a replication of a hacker activity, who doesn’t have access or knowledge, this process may provide less results.
If given time, resources and motivation, an attacker can break into any system. This is due to the fact that all the security procedures and technologies cannot guarantee the safety of vital systems or information. It is important for an organization to understand its weaknesses while it improves its strength. Under security assurance services, Stride provides vulnerability assessment to assist its clients in identifying the vulnerabilities within its systems and operational processes by utilizing Stride’s methodology for external and internal vulnerability assessment.
Stride’s goal is not just to identify vulnerabilities in the systems, but also to determine the root cause, by analyzing various processes, technology and systems mapping.
Gray Box Testing
Under this scenario, client provides some information about the target systems. This helps in speedy and accurate assessment than a black box testing. During this test, Stride shall utilize the information provided, select tools for specific targets and obtain as much information as possible for the analysis.
A penetration testing is similar to real attacks, wherein the security expert’s goal is to identify the weaker link in security. A penetration test is performed to conclude the existence of the vulnerability and given an exploit to determine whether an attacker can gain access to the system, how well prepared is the organization in identifying the attack and what measures can be taken to prevent any wrong doing.
Stride assists its clients in identifying threats and risks by conducting penetration test. Stride has adapted to industry wide proven standards like OSSTMM, OWASP, tested and precise methods for penetration tests, ensuring low disruption and no compromise of security triad; confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Network and whether any vulnerability exists within the devices. The penetration test will also cover the management consoles to determine if there is any vulnerability within them.