Find out how susceptible your wireless network is to cyber attacks
Wireless penetration testing, also known as WiFi hacking or WiFi penetration testing, is the practice of using specialized tools and techniques to test the security of a wireless network.
This type of testing is important because wireless networks are often the weakest link in an organisation’s overall security posture.
What is the Wireless Penetration Testing Approach?
The approach to wireless penetration testing typically involves using a combination of tools and techniques to assess the security of a wireless network. This can include scanning for open wireless networks, attempting to gain unauthorized access to a network, and attempting to intercept data transmitted over a wireless network. The goal of this type of testing is to identify vulnerabilities in a wireless network and recommend steps to mitigate them.
The goal is to help organizations protect their networks from unauthorized access and keep sensitive information secure.
What is our Wireless Penetration Testing Methodology?
Our methodology for wireless penetration testing includes:
Planning and scope: The tester will work with the organisation to determine the scope and objectives of the testing, including which systems and networks will be tested and what types of attacks will be simulated.
Information gathering: The tester will collect information about the target network and its defenses, including the type of wireless network and security protocols in use. This can include scanning the network for open access points and analyzing wireless traffic.
Vulnerability assessment: The tester will use the information gathered in the previous step to identify potential vulnerabilities in the network. This can include identifying weak or default passwords, unpatched software, and other potential weaknesses.
Exploitation: The tester will attempt to exploit any vulnerabilities that have been identified. This can include using WiFi hacking tools to gain unauthorized access to the network or using social engineering techniques to trick users into revealing sensitive information.
Reporting: The tester will document their findings and provide a report to the organization. This report will include a summary of the vulnerabilities that were identified, the steps taken to exploit them, and recommendations for mitigating the vulnerabilities.
What are the benefits of Wireless Penetration Testing?
There are several benefits to performing wireless penetration testing. Some of the key benefits include:
Identifying vulnerabilities: Wireless penetration testing can help organisations identify vulnerabilities in their wireless networks that could be exploited by attackers. This can include identifying weak or default passwords, unpatched software, and other potential weaknesses.
Improving security: By identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in a wireless network, organizations can improve the overall security of their network and reduce the risk of unauthorized access.
Compliance: In many cases, regulatory requirements and industry standards mandate that organizations regularly perform wireless penetration testing to ensure the security of their networks.
Prevention: By regularly performing wireless penetration testing, organizations can prevent potential security breaches and protect sensitive information from being accessed by unauthorized individuals.
The benefits of wireless penetration testing include improved security, compliance with regulatory requirements, and the prevention of potential security breaches.
When should I conduct a Wireless Penetration Testing?
There are several situations in which it may be appropriate to conduct a wireless penetration test. Some common situations include:
As part of a regular security assessment: Organisations should regularly perform security assessments of their networks to identify potential vulnerabilities and ensure the security of their systems. This can include wireless penetration testing to assess the security of the organisation’s wireless networks.
Before deploying a new wireless network: Before deploying a new wireless network, it’s important to ensure that it is properly secured. Conducting a wireless penetration test can help identify any potential vulnerabilities and ensure that the network is configured correctly to prevent unauthorized access.
After a security breach: If an organisation experiences a security breach, it may be appropriate to conduct a wireless penetration test to identify any vulnerabilities that may have contributed to the breach. This can help the organisation take steps to prevent similar breaches in the future.
As part of a regulatory requirement: In some cases, regulatory requirements or industry standards may mandate that organisations perform regular wireless penetration testing. In these situations, it’s important to conduct the testing in order to comply with these requirements.
Intrix Cyber Security is proud to be an official CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers) certified organisation.
CREST accreditation demonstrates that Intrix Cyber Security has the capabilities, systems and processes to provide a level of confidence and assurance to our clients that they are engaging an approved provider with highly skilled professionals in the Cyber Security field.