Virtual Penetration Testing

What is a Virtual Penetration Test?

A virtual penetration test is a systematic and controlled assessment of an organization’s cybersecurity defenses. It is a methodical and controlled simulation of real-world attack scenarios conducted remotely without physical intrusion. It is essential in enhancing the security of an organization’s infrastructure and assessing the overall security posture of the target system or network.

One of the key advantages of virtual penetration testing is that it allows for comprehensive assessments without disrupting the organization’s operations. Since the testing is conducted remotely, there is no need for physical access or on-site presence, minimizing potential risks and operational disruptions. This flexibility enables organizations to undergo regular and thorough security assessments without impacting their day-to-day activities.

Virtual Penetration Testing

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    Virtual penetration tests help identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your infrastructure, systems, and applications. Organizations can proactively discover and address potential security flaws by simulating real-world attack scenarios before malicious actors exploit them. This enables organizations to strengthen their defenses, patch vulnerabilities, and implement appropriate security measures to
    mitigate risks.


    Virtual penetration testing provides organizations with a comprehensive understanding of their security posture. It allows them to assess the effectiveness of existing security controls, policies, and procedures. Throughout the test, organizations gain insights into their strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to allocate resources and prioritize security investments more effectively.

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    Conducting a virtual penetration test helps organizations comply with industry regulations and standards including cybersecurity insurance requirements. Many sectors, such as finance, healthcare, and government, have specific security requirements that organizations must meet to ensure data protection and regulatory compliance. By conducting regular virtual penetration tests, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to security and meet the compliance obligations of their industry.



    Information about your organization is gathered to map out the environment. In the case of an external penetration test, information such as domains, IP addresses and ranges, compromised email addresses, and employee information is discovered.


    An assessment of the organization’s business is performed, which includes identifying the most critical business resources. From this analysis, the consultant identifies the best approach to formulating an attack against the exposed security flaws.


    Once the targets have been identified, Cloud Metric uses both automated and manual vulnerability analysis tools to identify security flaws.


    Depending on the security flaws exposed, exploitation is performed to attempt  gaining unauthorized access to systems and/or sensitive data.


    Demonstration of impact is performed by attempting to escalate access into systems and/or sensitive data within the environment.


    Documentation is collected, reviewed, and presented to your organization in a clear, concise, and effective manner. In addition to supporting data, strategic and technical recommendations are provided to help your organization with successful remediation.