Wireless network penetration testing
Now more than ever industry is valuing mobility and flexibility for operations, staff and data. Wireless networks are essential for businesses to simply remain competitive. The significant reliance on effective wireless networks for access to data, services and systems means a secure wireless network should be regarded as a business-critical asset.
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What is wireless penetration testing?
Wireless networks are particularly susceptible to cyber criminals. Attacks can be difficult to detect and defend against due to the diffuse nature of potential threat actors. Wireless penetration testing allows companies to stress-test their wireless networks and identify security vulnerabilities enabling them to operate with confidence moving forward. A robust wireless network allows your business to operate safely, securely and most importantly without any significant downtime.
Wireless penetration testing seeks to identify weaknesses in wireless architectures by analysing and inspecting:
- Packets- network traffic travelling via TCP/IP protocols.
- Access points- devices that create the wireless local area network WLAN.
- Rogue devices- devices that are connected to the network without permission to access it.
- Encryption features- wireless encryption via WEP, WPA and WPA2 protocols.
- Patching levels- identifies the most recent bug fixes and available software updates.
Benefits of testing your wireless security
Our wireless pen testing experts will detect potential cyber threats to your business and build a complete security strategy to ensure your business is cyber resilient.
- Uncover vulnerabilities and poor security strategies
- Exploit wireless network security flaws
- Expose insecure functionality in your wireless systems
- Improve security throughout your software development lifecycle
We understand the threat landscape evolves at pace. As standard, Bulletproof offers 12 months of free vulnerability scanning with every penetration testing package. Trust us to safeguard what matters most.Get a free quote today
Common Wireless Network Vulnerabilities
Top 5 most common wireless network vulnerabilities we have found when pen testing:
- Authentication attacks (23%)
- Network Security Level (23%)
- Pre-Shared key security (18%)
- WPS devices (9%)
- AP isolation (5%)
of network vulnerabilities are easily fixed
of these will be exploited by cyber criminals
Our Wireless Pen Testing Methodology & Service
Most penetration testing follows a 6-step lifecycle:
Scope definition & pre-engagement interactions
Based on your defined goals, we’ll work with you to develop a tailored testing strategy.
Intelligence gathering & threat modelling
In this reconnaissance stage, our experts use the latest groundbreaking techniques to gather as much security information as possible about the wireless networks in the remit.
This is where our wireless penetration testers get hacking. Using the latest tools and sector knowledge, we’ll uncover what’s making your critical assets vulnerable and at risk from attack.
Using a range of custom-made exploits and existing software, our wireless penetration testers will test all external and internal-facing systems without disrupting your business.
The team will determine the value of the compromised targets by trying to elevate privileges and pivot to other systems and networks. All compromised systems will be thoroughly cleaned of any scripts.
Our security team will produce a comprehensive report with their findings. Once received, we’ll invite you for a collaborative read through. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and request further information on key aspects of your test.
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Wireless pen test FAQs
What is wireless penetration testing?
A wireless network penetration test is a comprehensive security review where a qualified tester takes on the role of a hacker. They’ll attempt to uncover and exploit security vulnerabilities or misconfigurations specific to your wireless network. Wireless network penetration testing provides vital information on how to secure your app and, ultimately, helps keep your organisation secure online.
How much does wireless penetration testing cost?
All our tests are bespoke and tailored to your specific requirements. Get in touch with our team for a free, no-obligation quote.
What will the pen test report contain?
After our team of experts complete the wireless app penetration testing, you will receive a comprehensive report that will contain the following:
- All risks based on the current server/ application setup/configuration
- Vulnerabilities and running services for the servers and applications
- What has been done to exploit each security issue
- Remediation steps
- Near-term and long-term actions
All testing programmes are bespoke to your needs and organisation so please use the above as a guide.
How long does a test normally take?
- Small apps, networks, cloud systems: 2-3 days
- Medium apps, networks, cloud systems: 5-10 days
- Larger apps, networks, cloud systems:10 days+
All tests are tailored to you so use this as a guide.
Will my business be disrupted during the test?
Testing can be performed against a non-production replica of your live environment, such as a UAT/QA environment, to ensure no risk to your live services. If testing against production is unavoidable, we can coordinate our testing activities to minimise the impact. You can also specify things like no denial of service (DoS), meaning tests will have a negligible impact on your day-to-day operations.
Do you offer free retests?
Whilst we do not offer free retesting, we do offer 12-month vulnerability scanning.
Do you recommend other tests to complement certain pen tests?
Regular and comprehensive assessments of your cyber security are always recommended. The ramifications of security breaches can result in severe financial and reputational losses. We would always advise the safest approach for a company is to regard your cyber security holistically, weaknesses in one area may undermine security implemented elsewhere.