Net Pen Testing – Buffalo (NY)
Businesses in Buffalo and across New York have become increasingly aware of the threats that ransomware and cybercriminals pose. The unfortunate reality is that the sophistication, frequency, and severity of the attacks is increasing. As an example, some newer ransomware incidents, the hacker performing the attack will both encrypt data as well as exfiltrate the data and leak it to the dark web if not paid. In other ransomware incidents the attacker will target backup systems and VMWare hypervisors, making restoring from backups much more challenging. The increasing risk calls for continuous review and updating of cybersecurity. A good first step in improving cyber security is to conduct yearly penetration tests.
Penetration Testing Experience – Buffalo
Keiter has provided penetration testing services to organizations in Buffalo and across New York for over 15 years. Our team has significant experience delivering cybersecurity solutions to companies in a variety of industries. The confluence of technical acumen with years of experience allows us to conduct detailed, high-level testing. The result is a comprehensive report that not only exposes weaknesses and areas of improvement but includes expert insights on the best way to resolve uncovered issues.
A penetration test typically involves the following steps:
- Planning and Reconnaissance: The penetration testing team researches and gathers information about the target system or network, such as IP addresses, open ports, and potential vulnerabilities.
- Scanning: The team uses specialized tools and techniques to scan the target system for vulnerabilities, such as unpatched software or misconfigured systems.
- Enumeration: The team identifies and gathers information about the target system’s configuration, user accounts, and other relevant information.
- Vulnerability Analysis: The team analyzes the vulnerabilities found during the scanning and enumeration phases to determine how they can be exploited.
- Exploitation: The team attempts to exploit the vulnerabilities to gain access to the target system or network.
- Post-Exploitation: If successful, the team may attempt to escalate privileges, move laterally through the network, or gather additional sensitive information.
- Reporting: The penetration testing team provides a detailed report that includes a description of the vulnerabilities found, the risks associated with each vulnerability, and recommendations for remediation.
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About Buffalo (NY)
At the heart of Buffalo’s early success were its strategic location and its booming industries. As the western terminus of the Erie Canal, the city was a critical link between the Midwest and the Atlantic Ocean, facilitating a flow of goods that fueled growth. Factories sprung up, and with them came jobs, making Buffalo one of the wealthiest cities in the United States in the early 1900s.
However, as manufacturing declined and the St. Lawrence Seaway bypassed the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s prominence faded. Jobs were lost, factories shuttered, and for a while, the city seemed to be in a perpetual state of decline. But Buffalo’s resilient spirit never waned.
Fast forward to today, and Buffalo’s business community is experiencing a renaissance. The city’s rich architectural heritage, affordable living, and prime location have made it an attractive spot for startups, especially in the tech and green energy sectors. There’s an enthusiastic push from both public and private sectors to redefine the city as a hub of innovation. State-led initiatives, like the “Buffalo Billion,” aim to inject significant investment into the region, fostering job growth and spurring technological advancements.