Trustees Board asked Elliott Davis to help answer, “Can you help us evaluate the security associated with our applications and web platforms?”


  • Needed assistance for ethical penetration and security tests to be conducted against ERP applications, integrated applications and infrastructure hosting these systems
  • Wanted to evaluate security associated with HR/Finance/Student applications and the web hosting platform
  • Requested testing to be performed remotely using automated and manual testing methods

Our Approach

  • Identified use cases and systems testing
  • Conducted ethical penetration and security testing against a mirror of production at predetermined times
  • Penetration Testing based on the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and NIST Special Publication 800-115 Technical Guide to Information Security Testing and Assessment

Customer Impact

  • Received report of security vulnerabilities and recommendations improve the overall security
  • Penetration testing  identified what an attacker could do in the ‘real world’
  • Developed understanding of current cyber risks associated with cyber attacks, data breaches, and other internal and external threats

We Can Help

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