Identifying Internal And External Network Vulnerabilities With Mall Of America

Network Penetration Testing Case Study

“The scanning team was always good about letting us know what was happening during the scans and providing data right away as they were working.” -Janette Smrcka, Information Technology Director

About The Client

Mall Of America is one of the top retail and entertainment destinations in North America, with more than 500 stores, 11,000 employees and 40 million visitors a year.

The Challenge

Mall Of America’s networks serve thousands of employees and ensure a smooth customer experience for millions of guests. The company needed a trusted security partner to identify vulnerabilities and provide guidance for remediation while keeping the organization current on its testing schedule.

Regular penetration testing is important because the world of cyber vulnerabilities is ever-evolving. Penetration testing examines the effectiveness of your security controls in realtime, in the closest simulation possible to an actual human-driven attack.

The Solution

RedTeam partnered with Mall Of America for a multi-year testing partnership, conducting internal and external penetration testing annually for three years. Unlike automated scanning, which can identify some vulnerability issues, RedTeam’s penetration testing approach consists of 80% manual testing. Manual testing more closely mirrors an attack by an actual bad actor and uses the same tools commercially and personally available to such a party.

Mall of America leveraged the results of our scans and penetration tests to identify key vulnerabilities, prioritize, address and re-test them. Our remediation testing is always 100% and has no time limit attached.

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Client Feedback

“They always did a great job ensuring we scheduled our scans. The scanning team was always good about letting us know what was happening during the scans and providing data right away as they were working.  It was good to have a head start on the remediation process, especially when the issues were something that we needed to fix internally. We would be happy to recommend RedTeam to others and plan to use them again for additional projects.”

-Janette Smrcka, Information Technology Director

Company
Mall Of America

Headquarters
Bloomington, MN

Website
www.mallofamerica.com

Opened
1992

Industry
Retail

Services Received
Network Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessment

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