Security assessments are often the most effective way to measure an organization’s security posture. Leveraging a threat-focused approach, a proactive assessment by the Technical Services team at EmberSec can help you evaluate the performance of your organization’s security program, identify areas of weakness, and reduce risk exposure.
Vulnerability Assessments are a critical component of any vulnerability management program and often the recommended preliminary step for evaluating the client’s security posture as the organization’s security program grows and matures.
Prior to performing a Vulnerability Assessment, the EmberSec team works with your management and technical staff to establish testing scope and schedule. During which the consultants evaluate the attack surface of your network systems and services to find as many vulnerabilities as possible through automated techniques and manual validation. At the end, the team categorizes each vulnerability based on severity and reports the findings, impact, and recommendations for remediation to help guide your security team’s response.
An EmberSec Vulnerability Assessment will help reduce your organization’s surface level attack vectors and help prepare your organizations for other offensive assessments
A Red Team assessment is an effective way to evaluate the maturity of an organization’s security program and strategy. Using an adversarial-focused methodology, a Red Team simulates characteristics of innovative attackers to infiltrate an organization and accomplish a set of pre-defined objectives.
Prior to performing a typical Red Team assessment, the EmberSec consultants works with your organization’s stakeholders to establish testing scope, schedule, approach, and objectives. When the engagement begins, the EmberSec team seeks to penetrate and establish a foothold within the enterprise using offensive tactics, techniques, and procedures. Once a foothold is realized, EmberSec consultants work toward achieving the engagement objectives while remaining goal-focused, which may include maintaining a level of persistence within the environment or exhibiting a level of stealth to minimize the likelihood of detection. At the end of the engagement, the EmberSec consultants draft a findings reports and engages with the organizational stakeholders to discuss objectives and observables for offensive activities and detection.
In general, EmberSec recommends a timeframe of at least 6 weeks for black-box engagements when very little information about the customer is provided to the consultants. For customers with unique requirements or timeframe constraints, the EmberSec team can customize and tailor an assessment for your organization. Our other Red Team services include:
Penetration Testing is one of the most versatile tools that an organization can use to test their security posture. A Penetration Test provides an organization insight into their vulnerability exposure and an understanding of the residual vulnerability impact through exploitation and post-exploitation activities.
Prior to performing a Penetration Test, the EmberSec team works with your management and technical staff to establish testing scope and schedule. During the assessment, the consultants evaluate the attack surface of your network systems and services to identify potentially exploitable vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. If a foothold can be achieved, the consultants will attempt to gain further access and evaluate vulnerability exposure at a deeper level. At the conclusion of the assessment, the team categorizes each vulnerability based on severity and reports the findings, impact, and recommendations for remediation to help guide your security team’s response.
The EmberSec team offers the following Penetration Testing services:
For unique or comprehensive requirements, the EmberSec team can customize and tailor an assessment for your organization!
Security Control Validation
Leveraging proven frameworks and testing methodologies, EmberSec works directly with your security operations personnel to evaluate the state of your cybersecurity controls for detecting and responding to simulated threat behavior. With a Controls Validation Assessment (Purple Team Assessment), EmberSec performs a series of discrete unit tests, called injects, that mimic threat actor Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) within the context of the attack lifecycle, the organization’s threat model, and security program requirements. Control Validation Assessments are highly interactive, very customizable, and designed to:
EmberSec consultants work directly with your operational security team members during the execution of the Controls Validation Assessment. A feedback loop between the consultants and your staff is critical for evaluating unit test value and gauging security control efficacy. Based on your security team’s feedback, the consultants can make adjust and replay unit test injects and provide recommendations for improving relevant security controls such as enhancing detection response. At the end of the assessment, the EmberSec consultants draft a findings report that includes unit test summaries, metrics, observables, and recommendations.