Net Pen Testing – Baltimore (MD)
Businesses in Baltimore and across Maryland 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 – Baltimore (MD)
Keiter has provided penetration testing services to organizations in Baltimore and across Maryland 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 Baltimore (MD)
Baltimore’s business community is characterized by a diverse range of industries. While the city has a strong presence in sectors such as healthcare, biotechnology, education, and government, it is also home to thriving industries in technology, finance, manufacturing, and logistics. This diversity contributes to the city’s economic stability and provides a foundation for innovation and collaboration.
The city’s strategic location along the East Coast, with access to major transportation networks and ports, positions Baltimore as a crucial hub for commerce and trade. The Port of Baltimore is one of the busiest ports in the United States, facilitating the movement of goods and supporting industries such as shipping, logistics, and manufacturing. This connectivity and accessibility make Baltimore an attractive location for businesses seeking to expand their reach.
Baltimore’s business community benefits from a supportive ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurship and innovation. The city is home to numerous incubators, accelerators, and coworking spaces that provide resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities for startups and entrepreneurs. Organizations such as the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Greater Baltimore Committee actively promote economic development, advocate for business interests, and facilitate collaborations between the public and private sectors.