Securing the most critical network of the organisation and strengthening bonds with clients and stakeholders

WiFi is a wireless method of establishing network connections using radio waves. Due to its nature connecting WiFi has been a lucrative option for threat actors to penetrate organisations' networks. IoT devices have also enhanced the risk of cyber attacks.

Wireless penetration testing plays a role in identifying the potential vulnerabilities in the wireless network environment. It attempts to penetrate the network using any vulnerabilities to gain access. This helps in creating mitigation strategies for enhancing security.

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What is the need to protect wireless networks? 

Wireless networks enhance the organisation's performance and connectivity, however, they are also targeted by the threat actors to disclose the organisation's critical data. Organisations are required to follow certain regulations to do business by granting safety to the organisation's and customer's data. 


Testing the wireless network can help in addressing the issues related to security controls along with real-world vulnerabilities. It will help in strengthening the security posture of the organisation as well as increasing customer trust and brand value. 



How do we perform Wireless Penetration Testing?

The wireless penetration testing at Illume Intelligence comprises various modes of analysis to identify vulnerabilities, resilience against threats and responses against attacks. We inculcate methods developed by Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and Information Systems Security Assessment Framework (ISSAF), suiting best to the organisations' needs:


1. Reconnaissance - Creating a comprehensive map of all the network components based on available systems and services.


2. Threat modelling - Combining automated scans and manual testing to determine the exposure to threats.


3. Vulnerability analysis - Documenting the analysis and development of the attack plan so that nothing skips.


4. Exploitation - Attacking the system to reveal the vulnerabilities impacting the network's security.


5. Reporting - Providing a complete report on the methods, processes, results etc, for better decisions on implementing adequate solutions. 


How secure is your wireless network? We can be your reliable security partner enhancing your business security and growth. 

Why Wireless Penetration Testing?

Improve data security

Removing the flaws in the security improves the security for the clients and stakeholders

Protected environment

Protects the customers and partners when connecting to the organisations' network

Managed risk

Risk can be controlled by implementing safe security practices for authorized access

Compliance ready

The organisation network is tested and prepared according to the regulations.


Implementing the best practices will be cheaper than falling victim

What Illume Offers
  • 1. Identifying faults in the Wi-Fi networks, like information leakage and signal leakage.
    2. Locating encryption weaknesses, example encryption cracking, Wireless sniffing, session hijacking etc.
    3. Penetration testing to find vulnerabilities with an adequate measure to remove them.
    4. Rectifying reconfiguration and decommissioning duplication from the network.
    5. Open points are tracked and closed with the rectification of the insecure wireless encryption standards.

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Wireless penetration testing is beneficial for any organisation looking to identify, review, and improve their wireless network. You can ask the following questions to decide-
1. All access points are identified in the network? How many of them are secured?
2. Is the data flowing free without encrypted?
3. Do you have unauthorised access points on the network?
4. How high are the chances of misconfiguration done by the IT team?
5. Is there any appropriate security applied to prevent attacks?
6. Have you updated wireless protocols to an industry-accepted protocol (WPA2)?
Wireless penetration testing talks about identifying and examining the security of connections between all the devices connected on an organisation's Wi-Fi network whereas network penetration tests focus on the network’s design, implementation, maintenance etc.
Wireless penetration testing is a process of accessing the security of a wireless network by attack simulation. The goal is to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited and determine the feasibility of the attack. It guides on how to better defend the network with firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and encryption.
We will begin with scoping and detailing the project. We will require the same kind of access as given to the normal user over the network. An expert penetration tester will be assigned the job to perform the role of the attacker to assess the wireless security configurations for security vulnerabilities. A detailed report will be submitted with the findings and suggestions for remediation once the testing is completed.
Wireless networks are mainly classified as closed and open networks. In the case of closed networks major threats include brute-force key discovery attacks, evil twin attacks, rogue access points, and denial of service through de-authentication attacks. Whereas in the case of an open network, it can be affected by users freeloading services by using the bulk of the network bandwidth for their individual use.
Wireless penetration testing can be applied to various types of wireless networks, including Wi-Fi networks (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth networks, Zigbee networks, and other wireless protocols used in IoT (Internet of Things) devices.
While traditional network penetration testing focuses on wired network infrastructure, wireless penetration testing specifically evaluates the security of wireless networks and devices. It involves techniques such as wireless sniffing, traffic analysis, and authentication bypass attacks.
Common tools include Wi-Fi scanners like Aircrack-ng and Kismet, packet sniffers like Wireshark, wireless intrusion detection systems (WIDS) like Snort, and spectrum analyzers for detecting rogue devices. Techniques may include wireless reconnaissance, network footprinting, authentication attacks, and encryption cracking.
Wireless penetration testing helps organizations identify and remediate security vulnerabilities that could lead to non-compliance with regulatory requirements. By ensuring the security of wireless networks, organizations can meet the security controls and guidelines specified by regulatory standards.
The frequency of wireless penetration testing depends on factors such as the complexity of the wireless network, changes in the network infrastructure, regulatory requirements, and risk tolerance. It is recommended to conduct testing regularly, ideally at least annually or after significant changes to the network.
Yes, wireless penetration testing services can be integrated with other security testing activities such as network penetration testing, web application testing, and mobile application testing. This provides a holistic approach to assessing an organization's overall security posture.
Yes, wireless penetration testing services can be tailored to address the unique needs, challenges, and objectives of organizations. Service providers can collaborate with clients to define scope, objectives, testing methodologies, and reporting formats based on specific requirements.
We adhere to strict confidentiality agreements and security protocols to protect sensitive information and data assets, use controlled testing environments, employ encryption and anonymization techniques, and follow best practices for handling and protecting sensitive data.