Net Pen Testing – Houston (TX)
Businesses in Houston and across Texas 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 – Houston (TX)
Keiter has provided penetration testing services to organizations in Houston and across Texas 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 Houston (TX)
The energy industry has a significant impact on Houston’s business community, with many major energy companies headquartered in the city. The presence of these industry giants, along with a network of supporting businesses and service providers, has fostered a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship within the energy sector. Houston also serves as a global hub for energy trading, attracting professionals and businesses from around the world.
Houston’s business community benefits from a favorable business climate, including a low cost of living, favorable tax environment, and a business-friendly regulatory framework. This environment encourages entrepreneurship and attracts businesses of all sizes. The city is home to a vibrant startup ecosystem, with incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms supporting new ventures and promoting innovation.
The Houston business community is characterized by a strong spirit of collaboration and civic engagement. Organizations such as the Greater Houston Partnership and the Houston Technology Center facilitate connections between businesses, advocate for economic development, and provide resources and support for entrepreneurs. Business leaders in Houston actively engage in community initiatives, philanthropy, and mentorship, contributing to the overall growth and well-being of the city.