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 VULNERABILITY RESEARCH

Nettitude has a dedicated and focused team of vulnerability researchers that work with our partners to identify security vulnerabilities in hardware and software devices.

We regularly identify vulnerabilities in applications, embedded devices and IOT technology. We have identified many unique zero-day vulnerabilities in a range of technology applications and platforms, and our team of researchers have been assigned many unique CVE numbers for their work. We work proactively with our clients to deliver focused research on a range of applications and systems with areas of speciality that include.

  • Web applications
  • Mobile application
  • Embedded technology and IoT
  • Connected vehicles
  • ICS and SCADA environments
  • Personal security products
  • Blockchain, cryptocurrency

Our team consists of experienced professionals with deep understanding of fuzzing, reverse engineering and cryptography. Whether it is as a point in time activity, or as part of an ongoing security program, Nettitude’s security researchers are able to help.

Vulnerability research methodology:

Are there any security weaknesses within your product?

1. Vulnerability Research

Proactively test and research weaknesses within the product from a white box perspective.

  1. Fuzzing and Reverse Engineering
  2. Network & Protocol Analysis
  3. Cryptography
  4. Web Applications, API’s and Mobile Apps
  5. Hardware Analysis

2. Exploit Development

Develop usable exploit code targeting found vulnerabilities.

Internal Program

Our internal program is focused around 6 core areas:

  1. Virtualisation and endpoint security products
  2. ATMs and financial payment products
  3. Hardware Products (Firewalls, Routers, etc)
  4. Internet of Things (IoT) inc phones, TV’s, home connected devices, etc
  5. Vehicles and transport systems (inc cars, etc)
  6. Web applications, APIs and mobile apps

Nettitude have also created many in house tools, including implant malware/C2 frameworks for simulating sophisticated attacks in financial organisations and custom data loss intelligence tools. Nettitude break vulnerability research into a number of further steps as shown below:

1. Vulnerability Research:

  • Fuzzing, reverse engineering and in-depth security assessment
  • Monitoring and debugging
  • Cryptography research
  • Hardware teardown
  • Web applications
  • Mobiles/API’s

2. Recommendations & Reporting:

  •  Management report, debrief and recommendations around best practice.
  • Technical reports, vulnerability disclosure, debriefs and recommendations.

For any vulnerabilities found, exploit code will be created to both demonstrate the vulnerabilities found and show the potential impact.

Frequently Asked Questions About Healthcare Cybersecurity

What does penetration testing involve?

In penetration testing for healthcare organisations, our experts simulate a hacking environment to identify any vulnerabilities within your system. Ethical hackers will penetrate the healthcare system like a threat actor would, but leave your data intact. They will create a report of these vulnerabilities and offer advice on how to eliminate them so your data remains secure. 

How do you create an effective cybersecurity strategy for a healthcare organisation?

To create an effective healthcare cybersecurity framework, Nettitude recommends first identifying what your aims are and what you are trying to protect. This will determine your strategy. Then, you can decide on a framework from three broad types: control, programme, and risk frameworks. From here you can define your risk assessment goals and implement security controls. Our experts at Nettitude can assist you with this process. 

What is the biggest risk in healthcare cybersecurity?

One of the biggest risks in healthcare cybersecurity is Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The internet-connected implements are vital to many hospital and healthcare functions, so much so that they have their own term: Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). These often centralise data collections for easy access, so when these are hacked, it can be very damaging. You can increase your IoMT security by educating your staff, monitoring the network, using VLANs, and devices that meet certified IoT standards. 

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