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Cyber Security Awareness Training

Internal & External Penetration Testing

We discover and safely exploit vulnerabilities before hackers do

Our flagship cybersecurity service, we fully analyze and determine the extent to which your assets can defend against threats by testing your exposure to exploits and vulnerabilities on your infrastructure.

Regardless of its size or industry, every organization possesses valuable data that could be a target for malicious actors. A breach of this data can lead to substantial financial losses, tarnish your brand's reputation, and entail potential legal ramifications. This is why a penetration test is critical for your organization's security. Rhyno's Penetration Testing services are carefully crafted to ensure that you stay ahead of these emerging risks.

What You Get

Rhyno's ethical hackers ensure that businesses gain the utmost advantage from security audits and penetration tests by offering:

  • Executive Summary: A concise overview highlighting the implications for risk management.
  • Technical Report: A detailed analysis of vulnerabilities in your internet-facing systems.
  • Recommendations: Step-by-step guidance on remedying identified vulnerabilities.
  • Expert Guidance: A strategic action plan to enhance your network perimeter security.
  • Attestation: Documentation supporting compliance with standards like SOC2, ISO 27001, etc.

External Penetration Testing

Rhyno's External Penetration Testing services are tailored to mimic real-world hacking situations. By replicating the tactics and exploits employed by proficient hackers, we provide an extensive security assessment through our external penetration test, which extends beyond basic automated vulnerability scans. An external penetration test will help you:

Adapt to Evolving Cyber Attacks

Traditional security methods often fall short in detecting new vulnerabilities, leaving intricate network infrastructures vulnerable to contemporary cyber attacks.

Mitigate the Risk of Exposed Vulnerabilities

The growing number of publicly accessible devices and applications not only broadens the potential attack surface but also makes managing vulnerabilities more challenging, especially in protecting sensitive data.

Meet Increasing Cybersecurity Standards

Compliance requirements are intensifying across various industries, with external penetration testing increasingly becoming a mandatory component.

Overcome Limitations of Traditional Security Measures

Standard security solutions, such as firewalls and antivirus software, are often insufficient, failing to provide a comprehensive defense against a wide array of vulnerabilities.

What We Assess

An external penetration test focuses on uncovering vulnerabilities in your Internet-facing IT systems and external network perimeter systems, which include:

Security Perimeter

Assessment of firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), VPNs, and network devices and their configurations.

Web Infrastructure

Evaluation of web servers, web applications, frameworks, plugins, and associated vulnerabilities.

Email Systems

Analysis of mail servers, mail protocols, antispam/antivirus measures, and email authentication mechanisms like DKIM, DMARC, SPF, etc.

Remote Access

Review of remote access services, protocols, and applications such as RDP, SSH, Citrix, Terminal Services, along with their access controls.

Domain Evaluation

Examination of DNS servers, records, domain registration details, DNSSEC implementation, and IPv6 configurations.

Additional Areas

This includes checking for Dark Web leaks, SSL/TLS configurations, third-party integrations, default credentials, and more.

Internal Penetration Testing

Contrary to external penetration tests, internal pen testing provides an insider's view. It concentrates on potential scenarios that might occur if someone with internal access, like employees or contractors, attempts to exploit vulnerabilities within your organization. An internal penetration test will help you:

Create Ransomware Resilience

Internal systems are key targets for ransomware attacks, which have the potential to disrupt business operations and compromise crucial data significantly.

Obtain Insider Threat Visibility

Standard security measures frequently overlook risks that originate from within the organization, leaving gaps in internal defense mechanisms.

Cope with Internal Complexity

The increasing interconnectedness of devices and systems escalates the complexity in managing internal vulnerabilities, underscoring the need for thorough internal assessments.

Reach Compliance

Strict industry regulations are progressively mandating internal evaluations to ensure data integrity and maintain compliance standards.

Overcome Shortcomings of Security Solutions

While traditional security tools might be effective against common threats, they often fall short in defending against complex and sophisticated internal cyberattacks.

What We Assess

During an Internal Penetration Test, the following components of your organization's internal IT systems will be evaluated:

File Servers & Domain Controllers

Assessing access controls, permissions, and system configurations.

Active Directory

Analyzing aspects such as user management, password policies, and other related configurations.

Network Devices

Evaluating the setup and configurations of routers, switches, and other networking devices.


Testing the security of both older and modern authentication protocols.

Data Security

Scrutinizing data access controls, permissions, and adherence to encryption standards.

Additional Areas

This includes examining network segmentation, legacy systems, patch management strategies, endpoints, and more.

Our Penetration Testing Process

Whether your organization is new to security audits and penetration testing or familiar with the process but curious about Rhyno's distinctive methodology, you're in the right spot. Below is a high-level overview of each step in our proven penetration testing process, designed to give you a clear understanding of what to expect.

  1. Project Scoping

    Duration: Approximately 1-2 days

    Activities: Understanding your specific needs and objectives.

    Outcome: A business proposal and a signed contract.

  2. Kick-off / Planning

    Duration: About 1 hour

    Activities: Reviewing the work scope, discussing requirements and planning.

    Outcome: Validation of the scope and test planning.

  3. Penetration Testing

    Duration: Roughly 2-3 weeks

    Activities: Conducting the test in line with the defined project scope.

    Outcome: A comprehensive penetration test report and presentation.

  4. Remediation Testing

    Duration: Up to 1 month

    Activities: Testing and confirming the effectiveness of vulnerability fixes.

    Outcome: A detailed remediation report and attestation.

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