Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing


Penetration Testing

The increase in cyber-attacks through unauthorised access has continued to expose businesses to financial liabilities and negative publicity leading to lack of customer trust. The verification of new and existing applications, networks and systems are not vulnerable to a security risk is key to addressing these vulnerabilities before they can be utilised by unauthorised users.

With the growing frequency and complexity of cyber-attacks, increasingly businesses are investing in pen testing as a regulatory requirement fulfillment activity, due diligence and to obtain an independent expert assurance.

What penetration test services are available to you?

We offer a wide range of tests to meet your needs following industry guidelines including SANS and OWASP.

Penetration Testing
Infrastructure Penetration Testing
Application Testing
Web Application Testing
Wireless Security Testing
Social Engineering
Mobile Security Testing
Firewall configuration and rule set reviews

What is Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is an industry recognised approach to simulate a cyber-attack on a network, applications or systems with the purpose of identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses. It is designed to actively attempt to ‘exploit’ vulnerabilities and exposures in a business’s processes, infrastructure, applications and people. If you take cyber security seriously then penetration testing is vital.

Penetration tests can be run on internal and external facing end points. During an internal penetration test, the tester will attempt to gain access to sensitive data including PII, PCI card data, R&D material and financial information while the external pen testing will assess the security controls configured on the access routers, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Web Application Firewalls (WAFS) and other perimeter protection systems. The appropriate vantage point for the testing should be determined by organisations focus on risk. Although, the two places for testing are not mutually exclusive all organisations with a strong focus on risk management should consider testing from both an internal and external perspective on a regular basis.

Benefits of Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing provides the following benefits to your organisation:

Reduced Risk & Increased Protection: Allows your organisation to proactively protect critical assets from cyber-attacks through mitigation of exposed weaknesses.
Reputation Protection: The organisation is able to avoid or limit the devastating consequences a security breach can have on your corporate brand and perception.
Improved Business Continuity: Secure and tested systems are less likely to suffer a breach in availability.n
Third-Party Protection: Enhance and maintain your professional relationships with clients, partners and other third parties, building up trust and confidence.
Satisfy Legal and Regulatory compliance: Compliance and Governance requirements including but not limited to ISO27001, GDPR, PCI 3.x are fulfilled.

A step by step approach

Our penetration test approach is tailored to our clients’ individual needs following an approved and proven methodology so as to maintain a consistent and reproducible set of results.

We will work together to define the critical applications, systems and networks to be included in the scope of engagement.

Hands on interactive testing undertaken by our experienced team incorporating a wide range of attack methodologies including target profiling, target enumeration, automated testing, vulnerability analysis, exploitation attacks and application analysis of business logic.

Communication throughout the process regarding identified issues and associated remediation steps, regular progress reports, automatic critical risk reporting and a comprehensive final test report. Our reports detail the security vulnerabilities within your infrastructure that could potentially be exploited in an attack. They also recommend the best methods to secure the environment based on your unique internal business requirements and industry best practices.