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Passion for Information Security

I first hired Michael as a consultant to perform firewall and VPN analysis in 2001. His passion for Information Security was evident and his results were superlative. As such, we continued to work with him for the next 5+ years in any capacity (Pen testing, Internal Audits, remediation, etc) where we could leverage his knowledge and deep experience. 

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Innovative Solutions

While working as IT Director of a Biotechnology company, I hired Michael as a consultant to work out some firewall & security problems for us. Not only did he solve our existing problems, but he provided innovative solutions to provide network security and protect our intellectual property. Michael always operated with integrity and was driven to outperform our expectations. Michael is one of the top IT professionals I've met in my 30+ year career.

John Lappie, Director of Property Operations & Technology at Stonewall Resort, Formed Director of IT, Curagen Corporation

An external penetration test can be used to find external vulnerabilities in your network.  We wrote many of the programs and tests currently in use by both commercial and open source pen test tools.

We can offer one time, or monthly penetration testing, or offer it as part of a larger IT Audit or Risk Assessment.

 

External penetration testing is an integral part of an overall network vulnerability assessment, and will include

Automated scans with tests for:

  • Open ports and inappropriate services
  • Operating system vulnerabilities
  • Known web server vulnerabilities

Manual probes, which may include:

  • Verification of vulnerabilities detected
  • Use of white hat tools

This scanning incorporates tests that address more than 50,000 known vulnerabilities and weaknesses.  Tests will be configured to run in a non-destructive manner in order to prevent disruption of critical services.