OMVAPT Private Limited is a dedicated company related to Cyber Security solutions from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. However, we are on the verge of going global.
We perform Vulnerability assessment (VA) or finding the security gaps in the Information Technology infrastructure. We are specialised for Server and Network-Level VA & PT.
We have worked with much industrial leading security apps and as well as we perform manual penetration testing (PT) or Ethical Hacking.
About the Company’s Incorporation
OMVAPT Private Limited got incorporated on 18th November 2016 at the Silicon Valley of India or the Garden City of India, Bengaluru.
OM is a universal and transcendental as well as divine; it is the information that we want to protect. It is the most mission critical information that gets hacked or stolen by cyber criminals.
We protect the information by analysing the vulnerabilities (VA) and Penetrating the perimeter like simulating that of an ill-disposed hacker with adequate approvals from Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the target industry.
About Vulnerability Assessment
By performing Vulnerability Assessment (VA), we will be at least one step ahead of the Cyber Criminals or Malicious hackers. We find the security vulnerabilities, and then we manual assess the false positives or false negatives (identifying the security gaps within the IT infrastructure) to report to the Information Technology Director.
IT Director summarises to his team members containing
Windows Systems Administrators
Linux Systems Administrators
UNIX Sys Admins
Mac Sys Admins
Network Engineers & Network Administrators
They will work on remediating and sometimes it merely indicates updating the patches. However, in advanced threats and vulnerabilities, the entire security architecture has to be rebuilt right from the beginning.
The best of the IT team will always debate with the Information Security Administrators or Information Security Engineers stating that their systems are secure. It is an ongoing debate in almost every organisation. It is the Information Security Engineers that play a pivotal role in proving the found vulnerabilities is genuine by digging through the DLL or where exactly is the vulnerability found.
Manual verification of thousands of systems are time-consuming, and hence we utilise some of the software to automate some tasks.
The best way to prove the existing security loophole in the vulnerability assessment or vulnerability management life cycle is authenticated scanning. Authenticated Scanning can also be also called Credentialed Scanning.
In some organisations, Assessing Vulnerabilities takes place every month or every fortnight, or even Information Security Engineers are required to perform on-demand scanning before they deploy or commission the new servers or the new networking devices such as routers or switches.
Why Vulnerability Assessment?
Analysing Vulnerabilities is paramount to any business segment. 98% of customers/clients do not want to do business with the breached organisation. It takes almost a decades of hard work to build a brand, but it takes a minute to lose that reputation if that company is breached.
Any ISO 27001 focussed organisation will undergo thorough Vulnerability Assessment (VA). It is colloquially often called VAPT. However, Penetration Testing is entirely Different.
About Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing (PT) or Pen Testing is at least 100 times ahead of what Vulnerability Assessment could reach.
In Penetration Testing, Pen Testers know the attackers intent and as well as we assess the attack vectors (multiple areas of threats); plus we analyse what is critical and why it is crucial. Before we perform Penetration Testing, we always ensure that the proper and effective Risk Assessment is carried out for all the critical infrastructure.
Risk Assessment knows what is that your organisation needs to protect. What is the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning? For instance, if the server is critical then do you have resiliency or failover? Does that server have clusters or load balancing to scale?
If we do not know the weaknesses, then enemies will exploit those deficiencies (security gaps or vulnerabilities) and gain access to the most significant information. It could be company’s Intellectual Property (IP), or it could be your next trade secrets or product launches.
Manual human expertise plays a significant role in Penetration Testing although Pen Testers might use many software and many custom scripts to simulate hackers to know whether the found vulnerability can be Exploited; thus preventing security breaches before malicious hackers hack. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are hacked. Internet of Things (IoT) is compromised and being used for Botnets.
Why Penetration Testing?
To know the attackers intent
To analyse the threats to the IT infrastructure
To be proactive
To identify the security gaps in the architecture of the IT infrastructure.
Information Security or InfoSec or CybeSec or Cyber Security is not IT Security. IT Security and IT is a subset of InfoSec.
Information Security goes much farther than Information Technology. For instance, if the organisation is using BioMetrics and if CEO’s finger prints are stolen, then the entire business is compromised. The art of deception or Social Engineering by exploiting the very nature of trust, fear and many facets of humans also comes in the Cyber Security.
About the Founder
Krishna Gupta is a Founder & Managing Director of OMVAPT Private Limited. He has worked with Startups, SMBs, SMEs and Fortune 100 companies. He has over decades of experience and very much passionate about Information Security or Cyber Security or Ethical Hacking. His core skills include Vulnerability Assessment (VA) & Penetration Testing (PT) on Windows, Linux, UNIX and Mac workstations & as well as on Servers.
He is ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor certified from British Standards Institute (BSI). He has many certifications – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst), CCNSP (Cyberoam Certified Network & Security Professional), Apple Certified in MAC OS X Snow Leopard. He always keeps on updating his skills as it is essential to be on the cutting edge of Information Security or Offensive Security.
He is also acting as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Chief Penetration Tester (CPT) for his company OMVAPT Private Limited.
Please feel free to speak to us at https://omvapt.com
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