Attack and penetration

Identify and remediate vulnerabilities to protect critical assets

Protiviti’s attack and penetration services protect sensitive data and systems, helping to avoid costly breaches, intellectual property loss, business disruption, and reputation damage. With the expanding threat landscape, it is critical to understand security vulnerabilities, their root causes, and remediation options.

Using our advanced penetration testing expertise, we identify vulnerabilities and provide actionable remediation guidance. Assuming an “attacker mindset” to replicate any scenario, we leverage best-in-class commercial security tools, leading freeware, the top open-source tools, and the latest penetration testing techniques.

Applications, services, databases, the Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices, whether on-premise or in the cloud, are safer with Protiviti.


Our services safeguard your data, intellectual property, or reputation due to a data breach

Our attack and penetration services

Social engineering

Simulating a bad actor, we identify vulnerabilities by using physical, electronic, and telephonic methods to target employees and facilities, gaining access to data and networks.

 

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A Hacker’s View: Social Media Protections in an Increasingly Connected World

I’m a professional hacker, or as we are referred to in the security industry, a penetration tester. As a penetration tester, I am hired by organizations to attack their systems, networks, applications, and employees in the same fashion that a...
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Log4Shell Frequently Asked Questions

In response to the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we are receiving from clients and the strategies we are seeing pursued across the market. Protiviti is monitoring this event closely and...
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Source Code Repositories and Mishandled Secrets

As the DevOps revolution continues to sweep across the IT landscape, source code repositories have become a prominent resource for most organizations. They provide a centralized place to track, document and collaborate on changes to applications and...
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Verkada Breach Highlights Importance of End-to-End IoT Ecosystem Security

The recent Verkada breach, initially reported to Bloomberg by the hacking group known as Advanced Persistent Threat 69420, is yet another recent example of the vulnerabilities inherent in our increasingly connected world. With estimates as high as 1...
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Our innovative approach


Our innovative methodology is led by threat intelligence, and it centers around holistically understanding risk to the organization. Our comprehensive approach to performing security assessments goes beyond merely identifying vulnerabilities.

Protiviti’s custom methodology mirrors several industry standards, such as the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), to determine and validate root causes of identified issues, and collaboratively work with organizations to develop recommendations that best fit their environments.

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Our penetration testing methodology


Although each client environment is unique, Protiviti applies a standardized approach to penetration testing to ensure a quality deliverable. Our standard penetration testing methodology is a baseline for all engagements and provides flexibility to succeed. 

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Leadership

Krissy Safi
Krissy is a Managing Director and the practice lead for the Attack and Penetration team. Creator, builder, and leader of global businesses and highly effective teams, Krissy has nearly two decades of information security experience working with Fortune 500 companies and ...
Tom Stewart
Tom is a Senior Director leading the global delivery of Protiviti’s Attack and Penetration practice. Tom and his team assist clients in performing network penetration testing, web application penetration testing, and advanced red team engagements. Tom has deep skills ...
Nick Britton
Nick is the Practice Development lead for Protiviti’s Attack and Penetration practice. Nick and his team design customized solutions to address cyber risk through proactive security assessment programs and projects. Nick has over a decade of experience designing and ...

Crisis averted


A medical device manufacturing company proactively partnered with Protiviti to pinpoint a hole in their technology, avoiding a publicity nightmare.


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