Black Box External Pen Test What is?
A Black Box External Penetration Testing mimics the actions of an actual hacker by attempting to exploit weaknesses in network security without the dangers of a real threat. This test examines external IT systems for any weakness that could be used by an external attacker to disrupt the confidentiality, availability or integrity. The objective of an black-box external penetration test is to harden the perimeter of your environment (firewall, VPN, etc.) as well as any external services that may be exposed to the internet.
The ICT Academy Approach:
Below description is more generic overview of some of the areas that will be assessed:
For Black Box External penetration testing ICT Academy starts with methodologies based on the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) which can be summarized into the following steps: