Wireless Penetration Testing by DeepSeas RED
July 1, 2023
Why is it important to use wireless penetration testing from DeepSeas RED?
A modern and secure wireless network needs to be user-friendly and handle your organization’s business demands while balancing cyber security with productivity to keep your business operating securely. By performing wireless penetration testing with DeepSeas RED, your organization can see decreased costs, increased collaboration among employees, and enhanced customer service. Elevating your security posture through remediation of potential vulnerabilities on your wireless network may ultimately lead to increased revenue and improved experiences.
What does the DeepSeas RED wireless penetration testing include?
On its simplest of levels, a wireless assessment from DeepSeas RED can tell you which Wi-Fi devices exist within your environment and if your environment aligns with industry best practices. With more in-depth testing, an assessment can also examine the wireless infrastructure, performance, and security of an organization’s existing Wi-Fi network(s). Doing so helps you gain a full understanding of the environment’s strengths and weaknesses. Once armed with that information, intelligent decisions can be made for improvements to weak areas of performance.
What are the methodology and benefits of the DeepSeas RED wireless penetration testing?
Wireless penetration tests by DeepSeas RED are all-encompassing. Beyond the rudimentary “unauthorized access” testing methodology other security companies offer as part of a wireless assessment, your DeepSeas crew will dig deeper by following the same overall methodology as all of the other comprehensive penetration tests that we offer to you.
Our approach includes the following phases:
The information-gathering phase of a wireless network penetration test from DeepSeas RED consists of network enumeration, identifying the SSIDs (network names) in scope and in range of your Wi-Fi network. Information-gathering efforts result in a compiled list of metadata and raw output from automated tools to obtain as much information about the wireless network’s makeup as possible. This step is designed to collectively map the in-scope environment and prepare for threat identification and modeling.
With the information collected during the information-gathering phase, security testing transitions to threat modeling where assets are identified and categorized into threat categories.
The vulnerability analysis phase in a wireless penetration test involves reviewing, documenting, and analyzing vulnerabilities discovered as a result of information-gathering and threat-modeling phases. This includes the analysis of output from the various security tools and manual testing techniques leveraged in the previous steps. Vulnerability analysis will include making a plan for exploitation and gathering exploits.
The exploitation phase of a wireless penetration test by DeepSeas RED involves establishing access to the wireless network and potentially your internal network through the bypassing of security controls and exploitation of vulnerabilities to determine their real-world risk.
In a wireless penetration test, this also involves assessing the following potential areas of risk:
- Rogue access point detection – We will work with your team to validate any alerting mechanisms you have or may need to detect unauthorized access points in your environment correctly.
- Encryption key and password strength – Your DeepSeas RED crew will help your team gauge the strength and complexity of your wireless keys and their ability to be “brute force” or dictionary cracked.
- Radio frequency (RF) signal leakage – Working with your team, we can identify areas of signal bleed-over or weak access areas internally within your organization.
- Network segmentation – Like a miniature internal network penetration test, your DeepSeas RED crew will identify any weak areas between your wireless environments and physical networks that may need to be addressed.
- Egress filtering – By doing a packet-level examination, your team of expert pen testers from DeepSeas can help your organization identify any specific protocols or ports that establish outward connections from within your wireless environment.
- Captive portal testing – If your organization uses captive portals as a part of your wireless infrastructure, your DeepSeas RED crew will conduct basic testing against your application to ensure its integrity and security.
What are the outcomes of wireless penetration testing from DeepSeas RED?
A wireless penetration test from DeepSeas RED will help you understand your current wireless access points and your environment’s strengths and weaknesses. The reports that will be provided to you are designed to provide actionable results to your project stakeholders. Your DeepSeas RED crew will compile, document, and risk-rate findings. The outcome of the wireless penetration test is a clear, actionable report complete with evidence and delivered through your client portal. Your DeepSeas RED crew can review the report with you, if desired.