Zero Day Response
A zero-day vulnerability (also known as 0-day) is a security flaw or exploit in software for which no patch, mitigation, or workaround has been developed yet — by the vendor of the affected product, at least. These vulnerabilities become public knowledge once they’re discovered and shared with the world at large.
A zero-day attack happens once that vulnerability is exploited and attackers release certain scripts to detect and take advantage of the exploit before the manufacturers/developers have an opportunity to create a patch. Zero-day exploits and attacks are a major risk for organisations, being aware of them as they’re released is one thing but knowing whether you’re business is at risk to this vulnerability is the main priority. Not only that but how it’s affected your business and whether you’re at urgent risk are questions you need answering.
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What are the Risks?
Zero-day exploits are typically used by cybercriminals to gain a foothold inside a targeted network. This is often done in order to deliver malware, steal data and/or establish connections with other compromised machines for use as part of a botnet.
The danger of zero-day vulnerabilities to businesses is that they give hackers the opportunity to exploit their IT infrastructure without having to wait for an update from the software vendor or pay them additional money for subsequent patches. In addition, once details of these types of vulnerabilities make their way online, malicious actors can use this information to further refine existing exploits or develop new ones more quickly than would otherwise be possible.
How Can Our Zero Day Response Service Help?
Pentest People’s unique Zero-Day Response Service is a proactive retainer service that, when a 10/10 CVSS score exploit is released to the public, scans your assets for the vulnerability and lets you know if you’re potentially vulnerable.
Pentest People use industry-leading tools, along with Penetration Tester’s skills, to ascertain the likelihood of a successful attack and exploitation and produce a report.
The service would be delivered as part of the Pentest People Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) and full access to the SecurePortal and other complementary tools would be provided.
Benefits of Zero-Day Response Service
Due to its retainer nature, it allows Pentest People the ability to proactively scan your identified internet-facing assets and alert you to any potential dangers and attacks, often before news outlets and companies are made aware of the exploit in the wild.
By utilising DarkInvaders depthless dark web crawler and investigative engineers, Pentest People are actively scanning the dark web for zero-day exploits and can act quickly to any possible threats your company might face.
The Zero-Day Response Service allows
access to SecurePortal
Receive detailed security metrics and trends about all your hosts and risks through the SecurePortal.
Receive useful trend information such as the top vulnerable hosts, and the most common vulnerabilities within your infrastructure.
SecurePortal allows you to access all your vulnerability data in a secure single platform.
Following a zero-day response service receive an overview and trend data of all of the current security issues you face in your organisation. All viewable on an interactive dashboard.
Until now, the traditional deliverable from a Penetration Testing engagement has been a lengthy 100+ page PDF report.
Pentest People have developed a solution to this issue where you interact with your vulnerabilities within the SecurePortal.
Zero-Day Service Overview Transcript
Pentest People’s zero day response service removes the anxiety around new zero is coming out. Our team of consultants are constantly monitoring active hacking channels, as well as online social media presences and the regular news outlets.
For information pertaining to new security incidents, being primarily a retainer based service capensis people will be on hand with a list of your external facing assets to scan them or test them for these new zero day vulnerabilities as they come out. This allows you to be ahead of the game, instead of hastily scrambling to apply patches to vulnerable systems, or even trying to get an understanding of whether you are vulnerable at all. And just people will be contacting you giving you this information enabling you to contact internal security teams or external managed service providers to get ahead of the game.
The second part of this offering is if you find yourself in a bind, as new zero days come out, you’ve got 400 external facing assets and you can’t go through testing all of them yourselves. pentest people are here to scan all those assets and to inform you have whether you are vulnerable or not. With detailed remediation advice given with every zero day and updated as regularly as the advice is changed. That was zero-day response. Thank you