Ransomware Penetration Testing

Ransomware penetration testing evaluates the preparedness and risk of a ransomware attack. Our comprehensive assessment identifies gaps in people, processes, and technology, to determine the likelihood and readiness for a ransomware attack. In addition to a complete analysis of the security program against the Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Ransomware Risk Management (NISTIR 8374), and a technical assessment of security controls, a full penetration test is conducted to measure the robustness of your systems.

What you'll get:
  • Technical components assessment

  • Non-technical components assessment

  • Thorough Foundational Assessment of Networks and Systems

  • System hardening recommendations

  • A comprehensive report with detailed findings and remediation steps

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Why conduct a Ransomware Penetration Test?

Identify the impact of potential ransomware attacks
  • We understand the potential impacts on a business if a ransomware attack were to occur. Our comprehensive testing helps identify weaknesses in your current security controls.

Detect gaps in policies and processes
  • Beyond thorough testing, we schedule meetings with stakeholders to identify gaps in policies, standards, and procedures.

Ensure backups are secure and uncompromisable
  • Both data protection and recovery are paramount to Packetlabs. Our team identifies recovery capabilities and ensures backups to critical systems can’t be compromised.

Determine the likelihood of a ransomware attack

By completing technical and non-technical checks, Packetlabs helps you determine if your organization is at risk for a ransomware attack. We analyze your security posture and make recommendations to improve it so that you can better withstand potential data breaches in future years!

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Proactive protection

Determine the preparedness of your system and team's response.

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Find and flag vulnerabilities

Identify and fix any weaknesses to help prevent an attack.

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Protect sensitive information

Keep your data safe by taking preventative measures.

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Coverage-based approach

Leverage the Infrastructure Penetration Test results to target the achieved objectives that are then chained back to the respective findings to connect the dots.

What People Say About Us

Adam B.

During the test the engineer assigned to our case would notify us of any high-priority findings with detailed explanations of the risks right away. They were also quickly responsive to our emails during the test.

- Adam B.
  V.P. Engineering


PacketLabs gives the partner peace of mind and reassurance that their cybersecurity needs taken care of. Their team is full of experts who go above and beyond the scope of the engagement.

- Anonymous
  Director of IT


The result report was easy to follow and insightful, with recommendations on risk exposure and remediation. We would definitely recommend working with PacketLabs.

- Charlene
  Small Business Owner


Our experience with Packetlabs was very positive. They offer excellent service, communicated clearly with us throughout the process, and were very accomodating regarding our timelines. We highly recommend Packetlabs.

- Anonymous
  Human Resources

Ian W.

Since engaging Packetlabs, we've been confident in our ability to bid for Pentest engagements no matter the scenario, environment or requirement - they've made the whole process of scoping, quoting, and delivering (on time and on budget) seamless.

- Ian W.
  Security Sales Specialist


They shared the results with us in a management report. We discussed all the findings and how we could fix them in meetings, and they also provided us with optional solutions. They did everything remotely.

- Anonymous
  IT Infrastructure Manager


The team worked quickly to identify any issues, write up reports, and offer recommendations. Their friendliness set them apart and made them more of a partner than merely a service provider.

- Anonymous
  IT Director


Thanks to Packetlabs Ltd.'s excellent cybersecurity efforts, the company was able to resolve its vulnerabilities and establish its secure VPN tunnel. Their responsiveness and diligence were hallmarks of their work.

- Anonymous


After performing extensive tests, Packetlabs Ltd. produced a thorough report that explained any potential security flaws. Accommodating schedule changes, the team supported effective collaboration.

- Anonymous
  Project Manager, ECEBC


Packetlabs Ltd. successfully identified new and preexisting issues, making it easy for the client to resolve them. The team often went above and beyond to explore issues further and provide valuable information for the client.

- Anonymous
  Sr Director Technology


From the first phone call to the tech interview and progress updates, they have demonstrated a complete understanding of our needs, are very proactive and responsive, and have clear communication.

- Anonymous
  Small Business Owner


Packetlabs Ltd. delivered exactly as requested, meeting the objectives of the project. Not only was the team able to complete the analysis quickly, but they were also open and honest throughout the entire process.

- Anonymous
  VP Engineering & Founder

Ransomware Penetration Testing Service Highlights

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Full infrastructure Penetration Test

Find impactful vulnerabilities residing in IT systems, applications, or network components

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Detect evasion scenarios

Check for weaknesses in current system configurations and anti-malware capabilities

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Protect backups

Identify paths and likelihood of backups being compromised

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Identify gaps in recovery processes and technology

Assess policies, standards and procedures with stakeholder interviews with an expert Penetration Tester

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Client-Side Protection

Uncover exposed data and establish the level of accessibility to key data on the network

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Database Security

Uncover the actual impact of risks and identify all pathways to your critical assets and data

Ransomware vs Objective-Based Penetration Testing

Ransomware Penetration Testing

Objective-Based Penetration Testing

Ransomware Preparedness Evaluation



Non-Technical Components Assessment



Technical Components Assessment



Foundational Assessment



Network Security



System Hardening



OS and 3rd Party Patching



Authentication Attacks



Cryptography Attacks



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Ransomware Prevention & Response Checklist

Looking to take proactive action to prepare your organization for a potential ransomware attack? Download our ransomware prevention and response checklist to ensure you have the necessary people, processes and technology in place to prevent a devastating ransomware attack.

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Penetration Testing Buyer's Guide

Download our buyer’s guide to learn everything you need to know to successfully plan, scope and execute your penetration testing projects.

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Ransomware Penetration Testing Sample Report

Take a look at our sample Ransomware Penetration Testing report to get a better understanding of what information will be delivered in the final report.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the ransomware assessment included in Objective-Based Penetration Testing and the Ransomware Penetration Testing service?

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