Wireless Penetration Testing Services

Wireless security can be a major concern for organizations, from rogue access points to insufficient encryption algorithms, and even misconfigured devices.  Threats to an organization from wireless networks are unique and the risk the technology poses can be substantial. A wireless penetration test identifies weaknesses in a network by using real-world hacking tools and programs.

Tanner’s wireless penetration testing and network security assessment services help evaluate the security of an organization’s wireless implementation and provide suggestions that will take into consideration a company’s size and sensitivity of the data to determine the importance and urgency of each recommendation.

Methodologies for Wireless Penetration Testing

A wireless security test focuses on identifying and verifying potential attack vectors and threats to an organization’s wireless infrastructure. Tanner will evaluate the wireless signal coverage.  The purpose of the discovery phase is to identify the following:

  • areas of signal bleeding
  • inventory authorized access points
  • detect rogue employee access points
  • create a structured plan for the wireless security assessment and wireless penetration test.

Once the wireless access points have been discovered, Tanner will attempt to enumerate weaknesses in the wireless infrastructure. Tanner’s unique approach to wireless penetration tests includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Exploiting weak encryption protocols such as WEP and legacy WPA
  • Weak or easily-guessed Pre-Shared Keys
  • Open wireless access points and default configurations
  • Misconfigurations
  • User susceptibility to rogue access point association and to man in the middle attacks.

In the next phase of testing, we will connect to the network and attempt to escalate access to higher privileged areas of the network. This will include an examination of the segmentation between employee and guest wireless networks as well as an examination of the configuration of the wireless network.

The deliverable for this engagement will consist of a report highlighting the gaps identified from the tests along with Tanner’s prioritized recommendations to help remediate the identified risks and improve the overall network security. Our suggestions will take into consideration your company’s size and sensitivity of the data to determine the importance and urgency of each recommendation.

Penetration Test Deliverable

The deliverable for this engagement will consist of a report highlighting the gaps identified from the wireless penetration test, along with Tanner’s prioritized recommendations to help remediate the identified risks and improve the overall security of the wireless network. Our suggestions will take into consideration your company’s size and sensitivity of the data to determine the importance and urgency of each recommendation.