Penetration Testing Service
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Penetration testing (or pen testing) is a security exercise where our cyber security experts will attempt to find, and exploit discovered vulnerabilities in your computer systems. The purpose of this type of simulated attack is to identify any vulnerabilities in your systems and report potential exposures.
Penetration tests are intended to exploit weaknesses in your IT network and determine to what extent a malicious attacker could gain unauthorized access to your assets.
What are the types of penetration tests available?
White-box pen test – there will be a full disclosure of information ahead of any testing regarding your company’s security information. This will be a full knowledge approach for our ethical hacker.
Grey-box pen test – this a situation where our ethical hacker will be provided with some information ahead of time regarding your company’s security information.
Black-Box pen test – this is one where our ethical hacker will be given no background information besides your company name.
Covert pen test – this is a situation where almost no one is aware in your company that a pen test is happening, including your IT and security professionals who would be expected to be responding an attack. For our covert tests, it is essential for our ethical hacker to have a full scope and other details of their intended testing in writing beforehand to avoid any problems with law enforcement.
External pen test – this is a situation where almost no one is aware in your company that a pen test is happening, including your IT and security professionals who would be expected to be responding an attack. For our covert tests, it is essential for our ethical hacker to have a full scope and other details of their intended testing in writing beforehand to avoid any problems with law enforcement.
Internal pen test – this is an internal test where our ethical hacker will have direct access to your company network to perform testing on your internal network. This kind of test is most useful to determine how much potential damage a disgruntled employee could cause from within your company’s network.
How we can help
We will work with you to then define appropriate mitigation strategies that fit your business, budget and objectives. Assessments undertaken by our team are essential for discovering any risks to your business that may be a threat.
This will help ensure your business is protected against such threats.
Benefits from Penetration Testing service
Reduce attack surface – by identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities throughout your IT environment, you will be able to reduce your attack surface from todays advanced threats
Gain visibility of security gaps – by exposing blind spots it will give your firm visibility to security gaps that may have been missed by your IT team. We will be able to provide your IT team information to help protect against latest threats
Test effectiveness of security tools – a test will be done on your current cyber security tools and technology to determine if any vulnerabilities or gaps exist. This will assess whether a sophisticated attack could penetrate your network
Prioritise security budgets – your security budget will be able to be prioritised towards your weaknesses and prevent wasteful expenditure.