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Internal Network Penetration Testing

Even for the most security-conscious organisations, focusing only on your external perimeter is not enough to protect your organisation from malicious cybercriminals and insider threats. Preserve corporate image and customer loyalty: find out how we can help your organisation:

Internal Network Security:

Impact of COVID-19

Hackers have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and working from home to escalate their illegal activities by targeting businesses that are struggling to adapt their cybersecurity measures. As a result, the cost of cybercrime is expected to double by the end of 2021, from $3 billion to $6 billion. One of the most effective ways to protect your organisation’s internal IT environment from malicious cybercriminals is to identify vulnerabilities before they are discovered by hackers.

Harden Internal Defences

Gridware’s internal network penetration services aim to investigate and identify vulnerabilities within your organisation’s perimeter defences. Focusing only on your external perimeter is not enough to protect your organisation from unauthorised data disclosure, alteration or destruction of confidential information, including Non-Public Personal Information (NPPI). Gridware’s internal penetration testing aims to identify privilege escalation vulnerabilities, insider employee threats and strategically assess Wi-Fi security. Preserve corporate image and customer loyalty: find out how we can help your organisation:

Gridware Differentiators

Gridware is marked by its unique approach to internal penetration testing services: proprietary methods that offer a robust examination of existing internal networks and technologies. With teams based in Sydney and Melbourne and the ability to offer our services country-wide, we’ve rapidly developed depth of experience and an enviable list of commercial and government clients.

Gridware is proud to be CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers) Certified, demonstrating our leadership and experience in the industry. Employing the highest quality cybersecurity talent in the market, we continue to offer our clients results that speak for themselves and have averted financial loss, reputational damage and lost time for a plethora of organisations.

The Gridware Internal Testing Approach

Our approach helps rapidly and efficiently determine the extent to which your internal network and technology is defensible against cyber threats by testing it against common exploits and vulnerabilities. We perform the penetration test from the perspective of a hacker, guaranteeing that external intruders, malicious insiders and accidental staff errors will not expose or damage sensitive company information.

Our management team will meet with your organisation to discuss your internal network and establish a scope of assessment. A report will also be constructed to notify you and your stakeholders of the nature and timeline of your internal penetration test.

The penetration test results are collated and intricately analysed into a report that describes the approach and outlines any privilege escalation vulnerabilities, insider employee risks and threats to Wi-Fi security.

Gridware’s penetration team will then establish the number of network assets within the defined scope of your organisation’s internal environment, identifying any existing technology that may pose a threat to your cybersecurity.

Gridware’s expert recommendations are organised by their risk factor and coupled with easy-to-understand requirements for you and your stakeholders to apply efficiently.

Gridware’s penetration testers assess your internal IT environment in accordance with PTES (Penetration Testing Execution Standard) and OSSTMM (Open-Source Security Testing Methodology Manual) protocols, completed from the perspective of a threat actor.

After confirmation that your organisation has implemented Gridware’s recommendations, a re-verification test will be conducted to ensure that all changes have been made correctly and no subsequent issues have arisen.


Key Benefits

Gridware’s internal penetration testing services will help you take preventive action to avoid the damaging consequences of an internal cybersecurity breach. It can be a game-changing move in helping organisations take their systems from below-average to strategically in tune with the latest threats and challenges pertaining to internal technologies and networks.

Internal penetration testing is a proactive way of shaping mature cybersecurity strategies by testing internal technologies and systems before something can go wrong. 

Gridware is proud to be CREST (Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers) Certified.

Internal Penetration Testing FAQs

An internal penetration test identifies and remediates all weaknesses to your internal IT environment, to prevent costly and damaging exploitation from hackers. Once weaknesses have been found, Gridware will provide their respective remediation activities for your company to implement, followed by re-verification testing to ensure that all changes have been made correctly.

It is crucial to regularly test your internal cyber environment to protect your organisation from external intruders, malicious insiders and accidental staff errors. By doing so, you can guarantee that threat actors will not gain unauthorised access to your internal network and private data, as well as gain assurance that your organisation will not experience costly downtime and damaging reputational damage as a result of an internal data breach.

Internal penetration testing should be performed by an external provider to guarantee that there is no bias in the assessment and that it is done separately from the company by CREST-accredited experts who are up to date on vulnerabilities and are familiar with both international and industry standards.

Typically, internal penetration testing is completed within 3-5 days, depending on the size of the company and number of sites.

The cost of internal penetration testing will depend on the size of the business and number of sites. In our experience, most companies looking to undertake internal penetration testing can require between 3-4 days of testing to complete. There are other factors to consider that affect the price, including any regulatory or legal requirements affecting your industry.

Gridware’s unique and accredited approach to penetration testing will ensure that your business will experience no downtime while the internal penetration test is taking place. 

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Gridware has acted for hundreds of companies and helped them recover from potentially disastrous situations. Read about how our services have helped others:


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