Full, Manual Exploitation Mirroring a Real-World Attack
Penetration testing (or pentesting), is an authorized, simulated attack on an organization's electronic assets to determine the likelihood of compromise and the level of impact a successful attack would have on the organization.
Penetration Testing is conducted to confirm the valid attack vectors of your organization. This process goes beyond identifying and validating vulnerabilities to full manual exploitation, mirroring a real-world attack. The Lares® engineers will gain initial access, attempt to elevate privileges, execute lateral movement, and leverage the access to perform post-exploitation activities.
Constant threats require a constant measure of security. Lares sets up a custom monitoring system for internal and external resources to identify environmental changes and assess them for vulnerabilities. When any change is identified, analysis from our team of expert testers is contacted. This constant testing model replaces unreliable bug-bounty programs with verified professional testers working continuously to find and validate risks before criminals do.
Lares will perform various activities from a standard internal position, whether from an internal address or a standard corporate desktop or laptop. Our engineers will emulate a real-world insider threat and map out the true risk to your organization, as well as remediation and mitigation paths to improve the overall resistance to this common attack path.
Lares' team members perform advanced intelligence collection, analysis, and exploitation techniques. We will become the adversary and work to identify all publicly accessible information that threatens your organization's security. Following the collection and analysis phases, our consultants will prepare a detailed report containing our methodology, the information identified, why the information was targeted for collection, and a full analysis of the risk the information poses to your organization.
Our hardware practice focuses on approaching hardware as part of a comprehensive penetration test or Red Team engagement. In most cases, it is built upon attack vectors or other identified areas of exploitation we are already discussing with you. The Lares team has been engaged by some clients to solely assess, analyze, deconstruct, reverse engineer, and decompile individual, specific devices for organizations.
Lares goes beyond industry-standard radio-testing protocols such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and RFID by targeting the spectrum from 1 MHz to 6 GHz. This allows unprecedented insight into communications systems for common systems such as GPS, cellular communications, process control networks, computer peripherals, custom protocols, and more.
Lares’ vulnerability research and development team focuses on identifying previously undiscovered security flaws in a wide range of technologies. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities affecting closed-source applications, custom networking protocols, hardware devices, autonomous or smart vehicles, and physical-access security controls. This service can be custom tailored to satisfy your unique requirements.
Supply Chain Testing
Security programs are only as strong as their weakest link. Whether it is a new acquisition or a third-party provider, even the most advanced program will have weakness in the supply chain. Lares has created a unique service to replicate the connection and integration into your organization's supply chain, in order to identify vulnerabilities in its exposure. Increased threat surfaces combined with non-inspected interdependence can create a blind spot only found after exploitation has happened. Lares helps identify these exposures and threats before loss can occur and helps maintain the integrity and security of your brand.
Cloud Environment Testing
Lares’ cloud services testing reflects our deep insight into tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) leveraged by attackers across the three major clouds, Azure and Azure Active Directory, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Infrastructure, Platform, and Software service models (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, respectively). We possess significant expertise in the areas of configuration and architectural reviews, cloud attack methodology, and advanced persistent threat (APT) simulation. Armed with attack expertise in Azure, GCP, and AWS, our cloud resources use custom tools and methods to replicate modern APT groups and advanced threat actors.
Lares Top 10 Penetration Test Findings For 2019
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Lares is a security consulting firm that helps companies secure electronic, physical, intellectual, and financial assets through a unique blend of assessment, testing, and coaching since 2008.