Penetration testing expert service
Understanding and conducting security testing of your network, wireless infrastructure, website or mobile application can be a daunting thought.
Let us take the worry off your hands. Contact us today for a bespoke service through development testing, or OWASP guided testing.
What is penetration testing?
A penetration test, colloquially known as a pen test, is an authorised simulated attack on a computer system, performed to evaluate the security of the system. The test is performed to identify both weaknesses (also referred to as vulnerabilities), including the potential for unauthorised parties to gain access to the system’s features and data, as well as strengths, enabling a full risk assessment to be completed.
Why conduct penetration testing?
Testing new products, websites, applications, mobile apps, wireless networks before they are in operational use is vital to allow you to understand and manage the risks your assets face.
All networks attract risk, as their use is a balancing-act between flexibility, functionality, user experience and security. While most users can address the 1st three aspects, few are able to assess the security (or operational risk) that a network attracts. Penetration Testing seeks to close that knowledge gap.
Businesses and organisations are dependant on both the confidentiality of their data, but also the availability of the network to operate their business. As cyber attacks become more and more common, it is all the more important to find vulnerabilities in your network before the hackers do!
Finding any gaps or vulnerabilities is always best conducted in a calm collected manner prior to an attack rather than late at night with reporters asking for details of your breach.
The costs to your business if you did have a security breach may not only be financial, but also reputational. Fall-out from a breach can result in your business losing custom, respect and trust.
Types of Penetration Testing
We conduct penetration testing against the following ‘target’ types:
- Breakout Exercise (Build Review)
- Networks (including servers and clients).
- Wireless network (as part of a separate review or as part of an overall package). See the dedicated wireless testing page.
- Websites (including the back-end servers, databases and applications).
- Mobile Applications (for phones, tablets) and their associated back-end servers.
- Internet of Things (IoT) or non computer form-factor Internet connected devices or embedded devices.
Our Penetration Testing Expert Service
Our team of testers have decades of experience and expertise working with customers to ensure a bespoke service of their needs.
Have you considered Cyber Essentials certification?
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed self-assessment cyber security scheme where-by a business can assess their basic security which is then accredited by an approved assessor.
This certification is industry-recognised and has also become a requirement for businesses wanting to tender on government projects.
As an approved Cyber Essentials assessor, we can help you to achieve this basic cyber security standard and go on to Cyber Essentials Plus where we can audit and advise to help attain the next level of the scheme.