Adversary simulation assessments allow to completely emulate the actions of a malicious individual and trigger proper security team response.
Sometimes, a secured infrastructure can fall to a successful phishing attack or an internal adversary.
Historically, adversary simulations were conducted with employee-level access to the internal on-premise infrastructure. This approach is not adapted to modern development and application deployment processes, causing important access control vulnerabilities to be overlooked, leading to catastrophic effects, as seen in the recent attack on Twitter. During the attack, a successful compromise of a developer account leads to access to the entire authentication mechanism. To combat attacks like these, we have decided to consider a new service — developer/DevOps adversary simulation.
The testing process starts with valid developer credentials for the infrastructure and simulates post-exploitation activities after obtaining access to existing CI/CD, logging, monitoring, and remote access solutions as a generic developer to build a complete threat model, find access control misconfigurations, and help companies ensure no single person can cause a compromise.
If you think this can be useful to you and your partners or consider using this service to secure your development and deployment processes, please contact us for details and delivery process description.
Social engineering is an attack that requires human interaction, persuading employees of the target company to act, such as opening a malicious document or providing authentication credentials.
Infrastructure penetration testing focuses on the security of both the application environment and the supporting infrastructure, including third-party services and applications. The testing is performed with a combination of manual and automated techniques, tailored for the specific environment.