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Wi-Fi Security Assessment

Security assessments with remediation designed for humans.

Break the cycle of repetitive penetration testing, where the same issues are raised on every test and walk the DevSecOps walk with our Full Stop Remediation™ training. Give your infrastructure team the skills to put security at the heart of every project.

Service Context

Wi-Fi networks have become an integral part of many businesses, providing employees and guests with access to the Internet and corporate resources. However, these networks also present a significant security risk. Cyber attackers can exploit vulnerabilities within Wi-Fi networks to gain unauthorised access to sensitive data or launch attacks against other targets. To prevent such attacks, businesses need to take proactive measures to identify and remediate potential security risks. Wi-Fi Penetration Testing Service offers a comprehensive approach to achieving this objective.

Key Benefits

  • Proactively identify Wi-Fi vulnerabilities before they can be exploited.
  • Understand how an adversary can move through a Wi-Fi network to compromise internal resources.
  • Clear prioritisation of risks in a detailed and digestible report, reducing the effort and time needed to fix vulnerabilities.
  • Cost-effective solution when conducted as part of a broader on-premise assessment.


Why Cyber Alchemy?

The latest tooling and equipment allow our consultants to assess the latest generations of Wi-Fi networks, including Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax extended). Whether examining the robustness of WPA3 encryption, scrutinising network segmentation, or evaluating the effectiveness of access control mechanisms, our tools and expert team can provide comprehensive insights into the security of your cutting-edge Wi-Fi infrastructure.

All of Cyber Alchemy’s consultants are CREST, or Cyber Scheme registered, assuring their expertise throughout the engagement and ensuring the correct approach is taken to robustly test your internal networks.

Detailed and digestible. These features are at the core of our reports, making reports accessible to C-suite executives while keeping the detail required by system owners to remediate the issues found. Also, for organisations looking to turbocharge their SecOps capability, every engagement can take advantage of our Full Stop Remediation™ service. Bespoke training delivered by our experts, which covers the issues found in your infrastructure, will ensure vulnerabilities don’t creep back into production by giving operations teams the skills to defend infrastructure proactively.


What is Wi-Fi Penetration Testing?

Wi-Fi Penetration Testing Service provides businesses with an in-depth analysis of their Wi-Fi networks. The assessment is conducted onsite by one of our experts using industry-leading tools and techniques to identify vulnerabilities and provide recommendations for remediation.

Why do I need an Wi-Fi Security Assessment?

Wi-Fi Penetration Testing is an essential component of ensuring total security, providing a proactive approach to identifying and remediating potential security risks within Wi-Fi networks. With this service, businesses can protect their sensitive data and avoid the financial and reputational damage that can result from a cyber attack.


Our Approach

The first stage of the engagement will define what needs to be tested, what the testing needs to achieve and why the testing is being conducted. Our diligent scoping process balances the breadth and depth of testing based on the real-world situations that threat actors use to attack Wi-Fi systems. Cyber Alchemy’s experts will guide you through this process, ensuring the Wi-Fi networks and infrastructure will be tested with an appropriate approach based on the context of the networks, infrastructure and organisation. Once complete, the output of this stage will be a clear proposal of the work to be carried out and timescales.

Our CREST and Cyber Scheme certified consultants use their expertise and the latest equipment to test your Wi-Fi infrastructure and networks. Our basic Wi-Fi testing methodology includes the following, however, where required, specific threat-led scenarios are also commonly included. Specific checks will include:

Network Segregation: Reviewing the network configurations to ensure that proper segregation has been implemented, including between networks such as the guest and corporate networks.

Secure Authentication: Ensuring that the wireless network employs an appropriate authentication model. This includes attempting to capture the handshake, cracking any captured handshake, and reviewing uncracked passphrases to assess their complexity.

Client Isolation: Ensuring that devices connected to the network cannot communicate with each other, unless required, to prevent adversaries from attempting to compromise other devices on the network.

Secure Configuration: Ensuring default configurations have undergone a hardening exercise. Assessments include ensuring default credentials are not in use on any wireless access points.

Signal Leakage: Review the network’s signal configurations to check that they are appropriate and implemented as intended. Analysing the distance of the wireless signal to assess the level of signal leakage into shared or public areas.

Detection of Unauthorised Access Points: Attempting to identify any potentially unauthorised access points by walking around the building to passively capture the wireless name and signal strength.

Detailed and digestible describe the outputs of every Cyber Alchemy engagement. Typically, this will be in a documented report with a follow-up meeting to discuss the assessment and the vulnerabilities found, ensuring every stakeholder understands the risks and the next steps to reduce those risks.

For organisations requiring in-depth and continuing remediation, every engagement has the opportunity to use our Full Stop Remediation™ service. Bespoke training delivered by our expert trainers covers the issues discovered in your systems and gives your system administration team the skills to ensure the same issues don’t creep back into your infrastructure. Full details of our reporting and Full Stop Remediation™ can be found below.

The report contains the scope, technical approach, executive summaries, dynamic risk visualisations, prioritised vulnerabilities based on likelihood vs impact, and bespoke mitigation advice for each finding. Each report has three distinct and dedicated board, management, and technical personnel sections. Report clarity ensures understanding and enables informed decisions. Every Cyber Alchemy report will include the following:

  • Background: An overview of the assessment’s general purpose, scope, methodology, and timing.
  • Management Summary: A detailed but digestible summary of the results, such as key critical findings requiring immediate attention, system or recurring issues, and other general findings. This could also include strategic recommendations, offering long-term remediation actions to ensure ongoing risk reduction.
  • Technical Details: Comprehensive vulnerability results, including a description of the vulnerability observed, the impact, evidence of where the vulnerability was observed, step-by-step demonstrations of exploits performed which give teams the ability to internally verify the issues, and detailed remediation recommendations which give administrators the steps to address every reported issue.
  • Methodology: A detailed recap of what was tested, the methodologies used, and the related historical information required for audiences such as auditors to understand the specifics of the test approach.
  • Attack Surface Analysis: Additional content and guidance, such as recommended post-assessment activities that provide added value to the audience of the report.

After every engagement, we offer a focused meeting to discuss the testing and outcomes. This allows system administrators and risk owners to ask specific questions to our expert consultants, ensuring all parties understand the context of the vulnerabilities, root cause and the real-world likelihood and impact of successful exploitation in the context of the organisation. The potential mitigation steps will be discussed, allowing for the implementation of robust measures and the possible effort to be understood.

We don’t believe that report delivery marks the end of the engagement; in fact, it’s just the beginning for us. We’re in every client relationship for the long haul, providing ongoing support to ensure that issues are robustly addressed in line with your organisation’s requirements.

After every engagement, we offer a focused meeting to discuss the testing and outcomes. This allows system administrators and risk owners the opportunity to ask specific questions to our expert consultants, ensuring all parties understand the context of the vulnerabilities, alongside the likelihood and impact of successful exploitation.

We recognise that remediation of all issues doesn’t just happen overnight, and our technical team will be happy to answer any questions while remediation is happening over the following months. We find this approach allows for better integration of security into development and helps reduce the number of issues we see when retesting.

For clients who require further support, we offer our Full Stop Remediation™ post assessment training, which incorporates real-world examples from the assessment into the training course. This tailored approach delivers lessons to system administrators in a familiar context and environment, allowing the lessons learned to be immediately applied to existing projects and ensures long-term risk reduction. More information about Full Stop Remediation™ can be found below.


Full Stop Remediation™ – Secure Infrastructure Operations Training

From the results of a penetration test, or series of assessments, our consultants can provide bespoke training to system administrators on how to remediate the issues found in the assessment and SecOps best practices. This powerful remediation offering allows total remediation for now and the future, giving infrastructure teams the skills to identify vulnerabilities before they make it to production. Other benefits of this remediation package include the following:

  • Cost savings: Investing in remediation training helps your organisation save money in the long run. By preventing security incidents and potential breaches, you avoid the financial impact of data loss, system downtime, regulatory penalties, and reputation damage.
  • Long-term Risk Mitigation:Our remediation service equips your team with the skills and knowledge to address vulnerabilities in the present and future. By building a strong foundation of security practices, you create a sustainable framework for ongoing risk mitigation.
  • Better collaboration: When system administrators understand how to build and maintain secure systems, they can work more effectively with security teams and other stakeholders, resulting in a more secure and cohesive infrastructure estate.
  • Foster a “Security First” culture: With better awareness of security issues and the knowledge to address them, a culture of security can be developed. With a strong security culture comes greater security, shared accountability and efficiency, forming the basis of any successful security program.
  • Empowered Internal Teams:Our training empowers system administrators to handle remediation tasks independently. They gain the knowledge and skills needed to efficiently address vulnerabilities, reducing reliance on external security consultants for routine remediation efforts.

Contact us today for more information on how Full Stop Remediation™ can accelerate your SecOps program and put security at the heart of your infrastructure administration team.


FAQs

A technical contact (somebody who knows the ins and outs of what’s being tested) and 30 minutes to an hour. Our technical team will arrange a call, and then we can discuss all of the aspects of the assessment.

Specifically, for your Wi-Fi networks, that question will be answered at the end of a scoping call with our technical team. The test duration depends on various factors, such as the number of networks in scope. Generally speaking, depending on the project size and requirements, it can range from a day to a few days

It depends. The cost of an assessment can vary based on factors such as the size and complexity of the Wi-Fi networks. After the scoping call, our consultants will be able to provide a detailed quote which outlines what we will do and what the outputs of that work will be.

We don’t just wine, dine and dash. We’re in every client relationship for the long term. Like most providers, after the penetration testing is complete, you will receive a detailed report outlining the vulnerabilities identified, their severity levels, and recommendations for remediation. Where we differ is in the post-test support. We recommend to all clients that debrief meetings are scheduled after the assessment is completed, allowing for discussions around real-world risk, prioritisation and the best way to approach specific remediation actions. We recognise that remediation of all issues doesn’t just happen overnight, and our technical team will be happy to answer any questions while remediation is happening over the following months. This approach allows operation teams to address issues while keeping their business moving forward.

Of course, what good is a security assessment if the issues aren’t addressed?! Our team will be here to support remediation efforts for months after the end of the assessment. Our recommended post-engagement debriefs calls, and detailed reports provide all the information that is often required to remediate all issues, but if it can be of any more use, then we will be on hand to help.

We understand that timescales can sometimes be tight, and things need to get done. In these cases, we will attempt to accommodate all requests from our clients. If we don’t have the capacity, we will know a trusted partner who can. Typically, we ask for a lead time of at least two weeks, however. For people who book far in advance, we can often offer reduced rates as our thank you for being super prepared.

The frequency of Wi-Fi security assessments depends on various factors, including the criticality of the systems involved, compliance with regulatory standards that stipulate the frequency of penetration testing and the organisation’s risk appetite. As a general rule, conducting the assessment at least once a year or whenever significant changes are made to the systems is recommended.

Our objective is not to cause any disruption to networks during testing, but that doesn’t mean that problems can’t (and don’t) occur. There might be instances where certain vulnerabilities could cause temporary issues or downtime. There are lots of techniques that can be used to minimise the likelihood of issues occurring. For example, testing can be done outside of core business hours. Whatever is required, our team can determine a testing strategy to meet your objectives safely and securely.