SECLINQ aims to defend businesses from cyber criminals. Infrastructure penetration testing is one of the main methods to use for securing your business and protecting your data.

It is the process of thinking like a hacker to break into an organization’s network and systems.

Why do you need infrastructure penetration testing

A penetration test is an attack and exploitation simulation to discover weaknesses in the target systems that could allow malicious hackers to break into your organization and take control of your business.

You are investing into security solutions and implementing controls to defend against security threats, but how do you make sure it is effective?

For instance, some organizations count only on scanning using automated tools to test their infrastructure. It’s useful to run a scan to identify known exploits but hackers do not have a known pattern like machines.

SECLINQ performs automated scanning but most importantly manual hacking techniques during an infrastructure penetration testing engagement to identify hidden threats. These threats are often the most critical and result in the most impact on your business.

Networks are getting more complex and the more complex they get the more you could miss important weaknesses within them.

In addition to insider threats and securing your infrastructure from users with access to one of your systems. Can they escalate their privileges? Similarly, Can they move laterally to access other systems? Questions you need to answer through penetration testing.

In conclusion, Penetration testing is a way to integrate security in your business, maintain compliance with standards and keep your users safe.

Infrastructure penetration testing methodology

The methodology of any infrastructure penetration testing starts from planning, scoping and information gathering to exploitation and post-exploitation. But it is not the same for every organization.

At SECLINQ we follow the main steps of a penetration testing methodology but we customize our plan to be able to achieve certain goals for our customers.

Types of penetration testing

Internal and external penetration testing are two common types of testing.

Internal penetration testing is more of an insider point of view, what could happen if a malicious insider or a malicious user is inside your network?

In this type of testing we assess the implemented security controls inside your network. In other words, we try to simulate different users and access levels and hack our way more into the network.

For external penetration testing, it is more of covering the exposure of an organization’s asset to hackers and security risks on the internet.

We use intelligence data to get information on your online assets and find ways to exploit them, this can be a web server, public IP, email server or any public asset.



After completing the infrastructure security assessment an organization will have a complete overview of the risks it can face from hacking attempts.

SECLINQ classifies vulnerabilities as critical, high, medium , low or informational. The team tries to understand the actual impact generated by each weakness and the likelihood for it to be exploited.

Most importantly, SECLINQ team then tries to support in fixing the weaknesses by providing recommendations on how to fix them. In addition, we provide recommendations on how to enhance the overall processes to prevent this from occurring again.

Our reports make it easier to show that you are complying with the requirements of the standards your organization is following such as ISO27001 and PCI DSS.

Stay ahead of criminals and improve your business security by performing periodic infrastructure penetration testing.


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