What is ICS / SCADA Penetration Testing?
ICS / SCADA penetration testing is a type of assessment designed to identify and fix vulnerabilities in industrial systems or devices that could be exploited by an attacker by simulating the same techniques used by hackers. These control systems represent the nervous system of today’s supply chain and their increasing complexity comes with a new set of cybersecurity risks. Our services allow you to determine how your industrial networks and devices could be hacked, providing actionable and tailored recommendations to secure your installations from cyberattacks.
Why Conduct a SCADA Pentest?
Conducting a penetration test of your SCADA provides invaluable insights into the potential cyber threats that may compromise your automated processes. Here is what you will get after conducting a project with our team:
A penetration test will evaluate the effectiveness of your current security measures, helping you understand whether they are adequate to protect your SCADA systems from potential threats and improving your ability to prevent attacks.
By simulating targeted attacks in a safe and controlled manner, our penetration testing services will ensure that your SCADA systems can withstand real-world threats and help develop additional measures to prevent potential disruptions to your automations, giving you confidence in their security.
Our team of experts will analyze the potential outcome of a successful breach on your SCADA systems for each vulnerability and security risk that could be exploited by hackers in a real-world scenario, enabling you to prioritize remediation efforts and allocate resources efficiently.
Our team will identify all existing vulnerabilities and security risks within your SCADA systems, allowing you to systematically address these issues, strengthen your overall security posture and reduce your overall risk exposure.
By uncovering and addressing vulnerabilities, our penetration testing services will help you enhance the security of your critical infrastructure and automated processes, protecting your organization from potential disruptions incurring significant financial losses.
When Should You Perform a SCADA Penetration Test?
Organizations should regularly conduct SCADA penetration testing to ensure their systems remain secure. Factors to consider when determining the frequency and timing of these tests include:
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Common Cybersecurity Risks & Vulnerabilities Identified
A security risk where attackers can exploit inadequate access controls or weak authentication methods to gain unauthorized access to SCADA systems, potentially manipulating processes or stealing sensitive data.
Security flaws in SCADA protocols or applications can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access, disrupt processes, or steal sensitive information.
Weak encryption methods or insecure communication channels can be exploited by attackers to intercept sensitive data, manipulate processes, or compromise the confidentiality and integrity of the SCADA system.
A risk where improper network configurations or insufficient network segregation allows attackers to infiltrate the SCADA system, compromising its security and potentially disrupting critical processes.
Attackers can exploit vulnerabilities to elevate their privileges, gaining administrator-level access to SCADA systems, allowing them to manipulate processes, exfiltrate data, or install malicious software.
Poorly configured systems, default settings or unpatched versions with vulnerabilities can leave SCADA systems vulnerable to unauthorized access, allowing attackers to exploit weaknesses and compromise the security of the system.
Securing ICS Against Digital Threats
Our specialists offer complete SCADA penetration testing solutions that can be performed on environments in production without impacting your normal operations. Our approach will enable your organization answer the following: