$3.92 million was the average cost of a data breach in 2019, according to IBM. To combat these persistent threats, we discover your IT infrastructure weaknesses before they can be exploited and provide actionable remediation recommendations, saving your company the embarrassment, cost, and reputational damage associated with a data breach.

What We Do


Vulnerability and RISK assessments

Vulnerability assessments provide an accurate “point-in-time” representation of your organization’s security posture.



Evaluates your organization’s ability to protect its networks and applications from external or internal attacks.


COMPLIANce assessments

Assessment methods and tests are used to determine if IT security controls are satisfying specific regulatory frameworks.


Many organizations are required by regulatory bodies to perform periodic external and internal vulnerability assessments.  In fact, in the event of a data breach, the lack of effective scanning and reporting can lead to a determination of negligence.  Fortunately, vulnerability scans from KNR provide a quick, easy, and inexpensive check to confirm your systems are protected.

These services go beyond basic automated scanning to provide manual validation and analysis of vulnerabilities identified by scanning.  The depth of these services helps eliminate inaccurate reports that can occur with automated scanning and they facilitate a more precise understanding of the real security posture of your systems.  The assessment concludes with a detailed report that outlines validated vulnerabilities, risk ratings, and remediation recommendations and a stakeholder debriefing.


Penetrating testing, whether it is internal or external, uncovers critical issues and demonstrates how well your network and information assets are protected.  KNR will think and act like an attacker and discover critical vulnerabilities in order for remediations to occur before they are exploited.

Our penetration testing engagements identify the threats to your organization, key assets that may be at risk, and the threat agents that may attempt to compromise them.  Each engagement is customized to your requirements and may span from breaching a single host to gaining deep network access.

We begin by identifying assignment objectives and the attack vectors and scenarios that we will use.  Throughout the engagement, we provide ongoing status reports, immediate identification of critical risks, and knowledge transfer to your technical  and management team.  At the end of the process, we ensure you have a complete understanding of the exploitable vulnerabilities in your environment as well as recommended remediation strategies.

Our penetration methodology follows these standard phases:


  • Network mapping and host discovery.

  • Service identification, vulnerability scanning, and web application discovery.

  • Identification of critical systems and network protections.


  • Research exploits and attacks based on enumerated information.

  • Active exploitation of vulnerable systems and applications.

  • Manual testing tailored to the deployment and business purpose of the target.


  • Escalate privileges and compromise credentials.

  • Leverage compromised systems to gain new access further into the network.

  • Attempt to access business-critical systems or information to demonstrate impact.


A compliance assessment examines an organization’s adherence to appropriate external IT standards mandated by regulatory or business practice regimes such as FISMA, HIPAA, GDPR, PCI-DSS, and others.

We examine system configurations, physical and logical access controls, identification and authorization, and audit and accountability measures for compliance with regulatory or business requirements.  We further examine the organization’s policies and procedures to determine if adherence to regulatory requirements is in place.  We will report gaps and recommend remediation steps.

Our seasoned professionals bring the experience and expertise to assess, review, enhance, test, and validate your compliance programs and mitigate the risk to your businesses and reputation.  We focus on matters related to operations and compliance so that you can focus on building, maintaining, or growing your business.