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Penetration Testing in Qatar is the art of legal or ethical hacking where a security specialist or team of specialist tests and documents the security or protection of a system by
breaking into it with the exception of very disruptive attacks that may affect critical business operations.

Web Pen-Testing
Application Pen-Testing
Network Pen-Testing

The Nine Steps of Penetration Testing in Qatar


1. Foot Printing

Determining the target's footprint, e.g. DNS records, IP scope, public information, contract information, etc.


2. Scanning

Determining the target openings, e.g. service ports, wireless networks, modem pools, vpn servers, etc.


3. Enumeration

Determining the services behind the opening, e.g. webservers, systems, routers, firewalls, Wi-Fi authentication, etc.


4. Penetration

Select appropriate exploits and penetrate the target, e.g. SQL injection, buffer overflow, password attacks, etc.


5. Escalation

Escalation of the credentials to admin or root, e.g. dll injection, local exploit, configuration change, schedule jobs, etc.


6. Getting Interactive

Getting a remote shell or GUI on the target, e.g. RDP, VNC, NetCat, etc.


7. Expanding Influence

Moving from the initial target as a foothold or beach-head to the rest of the network taking over the domain.


8. Cleaning Up

Ensuring backdoors and removing evidence, e.g. rootkits, log removal, log editing, etc.


9. Reporting

Writing and presenting a report on the pen test to the owners of the network one had the authorization to test.


Penetration Testing [Pen-Testing]

Penetration testing is the only way to fully ensure that your site is impenetrable from external attacks and that you are able to demonstrate cyber security.

The purpose of the analysis is to simulate an attack to assess your immunity level, discover vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations and guidelines to make your IT infrastructure secure.


Each test result produces two high-level reports: a technical report for IT personnel and a management report aimed at directors and investors which details the high-risk, medium-risk, and low-risk vulnerabilities detected.


The reports discuss in detail the relevant issues and routes that attackers can use to compromise and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. Each issue highlighted includes an overview, analysis, and security guidelines, which - if followed correctly will enable the confidentiality and integrity of your systems and applications.





Types of Pen-Testing


Web Application Pen-Testing

These penetration tests look for security vulnerabilities in a web-based application or program deployed and installed on a target environment.


Network Pen-Testing

This is one of the most common types of penetration tests and involves finding target systems on the network, searching for openings in their base operating systems and available network services, and then exploiting them remotely.