War Dial Assessment
Digital technologies have dramatically changed the office equipment landscape. Today, virtually all PCs are manufactured with built-in modems that serve a variety of business purposes. For all their usefulness, however, modems can be open doors through which hackers can attack your network and pirate your data.
What is War Dialing?
War dialing typically involves the use of a modem to automatically dial a list of telephone numbers in search of computers, modems and fax machines. Cybercriminals may use war dialing to identify vulnerable machines, which they can exploit to conduct malicious activities ranging from launching DoS attacks to guessing passwords.
How Does a War Dial Assessment Work?
A SECNAP® War Dial Assessment can help protect your network and information assets by making sure your modems have been identified and secured.The War Dial Assessment is conducted remotely, from SECNAP facilities, using automated, software-based dialing technology to scan a list of client-supplied phone numbers.
The scan identifies the various line types as it dials. If a modem is detected, common logins are attempted to determine whether access can be obtained through the modem—with the purpose of identifying unknown, unauthorized, or vulnerable modems that could serve as open portals to your network or databases.
How Will a War Dial Assessment Benefit Me?
SECNAP leverages specialized hardware and software to dial your entire range of phone numbers, leaving no stone unturned. On completion of the Assessment, a comprehensive report provides an inventory of your modems and identifies vulnerabilities. It will also recommend actions your IT team can take to secure them. Employing this service periodically can help you maintain the most current and effective protection for your information assets—while supporting legitimate business needs and accommodating your remote and mobile employees.
When Should I Have a War Dial Assessment?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions—or are unable to answer them—chances are you have vulnerable modems in your infrastructure:
A SECNAP War Dial Assessment will:
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