Industrial Control System Penetration Testing
Intelligence Driven Cyber Securty Operations
Industrial Control System Penetration Testing
At Certcube Labs, we recognize the historical isolation of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and SCADA installations, particularly older ones, which relied on physical security measures and lacked external network connectivity. However, with the increasing interconnectivity, the traditional network isolation is becoming less prevalent, rendering these systems more susceptible to cyber threats.
To tackle these evolving security challenges, our team of security consultants employs a comprehensive testing approach for your SCADA system. This approach encompasses vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, physical security assessment, and impact analysis. By conducting a thorough evaluation of your SCADA system’s security, we can pinpoint potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and offer practical recommendations to bolster its resilience against cyber-attacks. Our ultimate aim is to protect your critical infrastructure, ensuring the safety and dependability of industrial processes in today’s interconnected world.
An Industrial Control System (ICS) breach can lead to severe consequences, including financial losses, manufacturing disruptions, and potential risks to human lives, particularly in critical infrastructure. Often, industrial systems lack regular security updates and may remain unpatched for extended periods, leaving them susceptible to well-known and fixable vulnerabilities. At Certcube Labs, we are committed to providing outstanding services tailored to your specific requirements. Our ICS testing addresses the unique challenges associated with testing industrial systems, enabling you to identify and effectively mitigate potential security issues.
Benefits of ICS SCADA Security Testing
At Certcube Labs, we take pride in delivering penetration tests that provide actionable and easily comprehensible reports, offering detailed explanations for every identified risk.
Our testing approach achieves the following objectives:
Reducing Attack Surface: We promptly address known vulnerabilities, keeping track of publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and recommending appropriate patches to enhance overall security and minimize the exposed attack surface
Eliminating Exploitable Code: By identifying and removing unnecessary services from control system servers and workstations, we ensure a more secure environment, free from exploitable code.
Mitigating Vulnerabilities: We address vulnerabilities such as default accounts and weak passwords, helping prevent unauthorized access and potential breaches.
Addressing Common Vulnerabilities: We identify and tackle common vulnerabilities like directory traversal attacks to elevate the overall security posture.
Promoting Industrial Safety: Our proactive approach identifies security gaps and recommends measures to safeguard critical systems, promoting industrial safety.
Our Premier receive comprehensive reports that empower them to take proactive steps in securing their systems and defending against potential cyber threats. We aim to provide clear and actionable insights, enabling organizations to enhance their security measures effectively.
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Onsite ICS/SCADA Testing Expertise: Our team possesses extensive experience in performing tests on live production systems and test environments, enabling us to conduct comprehensive evaluations with confidence.
Tailored Testing for Your Needs: We understand the uniqueness of each ICS/SCADA system and, as such, customize our testing approach to cover a range of critical areas specific to your setup. These tailored assessments encompass:
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services
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Our approach to Industrial Control System Penetration Testing
Scoping and Planning
The consultants and client team involves in understanding the scope of the pentest, including the target systems, hardware, protocols, sensors, controllers, network architecture, and specific goals of the assessment.
In this phase, we collect detailed information about the target ICS/SCADA systems, including device types, protocols used, communication patterns, and system components. This helps us understand the attack surface and identify potential entry points.
We conduct a comprehensive vulnerability assessment to identify security weaknesses in the ICS/SCADA systems. This includes examining the system’s configuration, firmware versions, and software components for known vulnerabilities.
We develop threat models specific to the client’s environment, analyzing potential attack vectors and scenarios that threat actors may employ. This helps us focus on addressing the most critical and realistic threats during the testing.
Post-Exploitation and Persistence
In this step, we attempt to escalate the vulnerabilities to gain more internal access and identify the ways to take persistence in the ICS/SCADA systems. The process ensures the protection of critical systems from APT attacks.
Reporting and Recommendations
After completing the testing, we prepare a detailed report that includes all findings, identified vulnerabilities, and the potential impact of successful exploits. We also provide actionable recommendations for remediation and strengthening the security posture of the ICS/SCADA systems.
Follow-Up and Support
Following the assessment, our team remains available to support the client in implementing the recommended security measures and providing guidance to mitigate identified risks.