Due to current events, your organization is more than likely experiencing disruption resulting from a rush to implement remote work policies, social distancing, and other unexpected changes to business as usual. And if you’re like many organizations, chances are you did not have remote work contingency plans in place and may be scrambling to find the right tools to ensure your security programs continue uninterrupted.
Whether you’re a VAR or managing an internal team, your red team can still function remotely with offensive security testing tools that leverage open-source technology. Remote and open-source teams can help keep security in place with no gaps.
TEAMARES‘s Director of Professional Services, Quentin Rhoads-Herrera, and partner Telesploit’s chief consultant, Wirefall, encourage you to explore the open-source version of Telesploit on GitHub. Telesploit was designed by and for penetration testers. It creates a simple solution for performing internal penetration tests remotely. In this blog, Quentin and Wirefall share the key benefits of deploying a remote internal penetration testing solution, which includes:
- Reduced travel costs. Travel can be a significant factor in the overall cost of doing business for internal security testing. If you’re seeking to reduce expenses associated with 3rd party assessments, organizations that don’t have a remote offering will find themselves at a disadvantage.
- Increased utilization. While reducing travel time can have a positive effect on overall utilization, being able to leverage a single resource across multiple concurrent engagements significantly enhances utilization.
- Maximized onsite productivity. All initial reconnaissance can be completed prior to arrival. If a new vulnerability or unfamiliar target is identified during the discovery phase then attacks can be staged and tuned in a lab environment well in advance of deployment within the client environment. The penetration tester will be ready for exploitation on Day 1.
- Become more flexible. Leverage your resources wherever they’re located, whether it’s Boise, Boston, or Bengaluru.
- Provide new services. Open source can allow for novel approaches to penetration testing that weren’t economically feasible before, such as “low and slow” attacker simulation, blue team training, and more convenient retesting.
- Decreased employee burnout. Eliminate unnecessary travel to help keep your talent from moving on.
- Increased employee health and safety. A sound work from home policy, even under normal circumstances, can keep employees productive without exposing them to colleagues who may be sick.
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If you need help implementing remote penetration testing tools, talk to a TEAMARES team member or reach out to Telesploit at [email protected] today for assistance. We want to keep you working!