Internal Network Penetration Testing

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Most businesses prioritize defending their environment’s perimeter from external threat actors. But what if that perimeter is breached?

The foundation of your organization’s security posture should be a secure and robust infrastructure. As technology progresses, hackers devise more complicated strategies to breach an organization’s security defenses and cause havoc. To prepare for this growing threat, you must think like an adversary. And the best way to achieve this is via an internal network penetration test.

What is Internal Network Penetration Testing?

An internal network penetration test is an advanced infrastructure assessment that assesses the extent of a security vulnerability to insider attacks or an adversary who has already gained a foothold within a network and is looking to escalate their privileges. This type of penetration test helps to gauge what an attacker could achieve with initial access to a network. They are more detailed than automated vulnerability scans, aiming to acquire access to sensitive assets in the internal network. An internal penetration test involves privilege escalation, malware distribution, MiTM attacks, lateral movement, sensitive data exfiltration, and other harmful activities.

At the very least, the following steps are involved:

  1. Host Discovery
  2. Assessment
  3. Exploitation
  4. Privilege Escalation
  5. Post Exploitation
  6. Lateral Movement
  7. Persistence
  8. Data Exfiltration

How do we carry out an Internal Network Pen Test?

Our team goes beyond traditional vulnerability scans and often delivers objective-based assessments depending on the scope of work. This includes but is not limited to, obtaining “Domain Admin” privileges or obtaining PII data within the internal network. We recommend conducting frequent internal network penetration tests to discover and assist in remedying vulnerabilities, given the financial repercussions of a breach. Our internal pen test approach includes (but is not limited to) the following:


We collaborate closely with you to define the scope of the test, including the target systems, desired testing methodologies, and any specific compliance requirements.


Our experts gather information about your internal network infrastructure to understand its layout, devices, and potential entry points.

Vulnerability Analysis

We conduct an in-depth analysis of your network infrastructure, including systems, applications, and databases, to identify known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.


Our ethical hackers simulate real-world attack scenarios to exploit identified vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to your internal systems.

Privilege Escalation and Lateral Movement

We assess the potential for attackers to escalate their privileges and move laterally within your network to identify any weaknesses in access controls and segmentation.

Reporting and Recommendations

We provide a comprehensive report detailing the vulnerabilities discovered, their potential impact, and practical remediation recommendations. Our team can assist you in implementing the necessary security measures to enhance your network’s resilience.

Benefits of Internal Network Penetration Testing

Benefits of Internal Network Penetration Testing

Our Approach

We use state-of-the-art tools and methodologies while performing an internal network penetration test. Identified vulnerabilities and exploitation paths are presented in a report that allows an organization to assess its business risks.
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