Penetration

Testing

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Expert Penetration Testing Services to Identify, Understand, and Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks

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Is Penetration

Testing part of

your plan?

Ensure your business remains secure and resilient against cyber threats with advanced penetration testing services.

Unfortunately, no organisation is immune to cyber threats. Cybercriminals frequently exploit vulnerabilities such as unpatched systems and outdated software to breach corporate defences. This is why regular security assessments and penetration testing are not just recommended, but essential.

Protecting your business from cyberattacks starts with thoroughly reviewing your current security setup.

Zero-day threats represent an even greater risk as hackers continuously seek out new vulnerabilities to exploit. However, with regular assessments and proactive penetration testing, your business can stay ahead of these potential threats, empowering you to take control of your cybersecurity.

Our penetration testing services, meticulously developed by top cybersecurity specialists, identify and address even the smallest gaps in your security before they can be exploited. By simulating real-world cybercriminals’ tactics, techniques, and procedures, these tests are conducted in a safe and controlled environment, ensuring no harm to your systems. Comprehensive testing covers all aspects of your IT infrastructure, including, servers, Cloud platforms, devices and networks.

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Pen Testing

What is

Penetration

Testing?

Penetration testing, often called pen testing, is a proactive cybersecurity measure where simulated cyber attacks are launched on a business’s IT infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities that malicious actors could exploit. This process thoroughly examines the system’s defences, providing valuable insights into potential security gaps and how they can be addressed.

A penetration test entails the following steps:

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Planning and Reconnaissance

This pivotal phase is where the strategic groundwork is laid. It involves defining the scope and goals of the test and gathering intelligence (such as network and domain details) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the target’s operations and potential vulnerabilities.

Scanning

The next step is to use tools to identify potential entry points. This includes static and dynamic analysis to understand how the target application behaves.

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Gaining Access

This pivotal phase is where the strategic groundwork is laid. It involves defining the scope and goals of the test and gathering intelligence (such as network and domain details) to gain a comprehensive understanding of the target’s operations and potential vulnerabilities.

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Maintaining Access

Once a vulnerability is exploited, the testers try to see if they can retain access within the compromised system, simulating advanced persistent threats. This helps in understanding the potential impact of an attack and how long a cybercriminal could stay undetected.

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Analysis and Reporting

The final phase involves compiling a detailed report outlining the vulnerabilities discovered, the accessed data, and the duration the testers remained undetected. It also includes strategic recommendations to fix the vulnerabilities and enhance overall security.

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cybersecurity Strategy

Pen Testing is

essential for your

Cybersecurity

Strategy

Penetration testing services are a critical component of a robust cybersecurity strategy. In an age of increasingly sophisticated and frequent cyber threats, businesses must proactively identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities in their IT systems. By incorporating penetration testing services, you can defend against cyber threats, ensure compliance with ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials, and protect your valuable data. This proactive approach is vital for maintaining a robust and resilient cybersecurity posture in today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.

Identifying Vulnerabilities

Penetration testing is like shining a light in the dark corners of your systems, applications, and network infrastructure. It uncovers vulnerabilities that could be exploited by cybercriminals, allowing businesses to take corrective actions and fortify their security measures.

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Enhancing Security Measures

The insights from pen testing enable businesses to improve their security protocols. Understanding how attackers could potentially breach their systems allows companies to implement more effective defences and patch vulnerabilities.

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Regulatory Requirements

Regular penetration testing helps ensure your business meets industry standards such as ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials. These certifications demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity, providing assurance to customers and stakeholders and helping to avoid potential legal and financial penalties.

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Protecting Sensitive Data

Safeguarding sensitive information is paramount in today’s data-driven world. Pen testing helps protect customer data, intellectual property, and other critical assets from being compromised, thereby maintaining trust and credibility.

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Training and Preparedness

Penetration testing not only identifies technical vulnerabilities but also highlights weaknesses in security policies and employee awareness. This information can enhance training programmes, ensuring staff are better prepared to recognise and respond to potential threats.

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Maintaining Customer Trust

In today’s data-driven world, customers demand secure handling of their data. Regular pen testing is a tangible demonstration of your commitment to security, reassuring customers that their information is protected and enhancing the overall reputation of your business.

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Infrastructure Pen Tests

Internal and External 

Penetration Testing Services

Both internal and external penetration testing services are not just crucial, but also empowering, in ensuring your organisation’s overall security posture. By proactively conducting these tests regularly, you can identify and mitigate potential vulnerabilities, strengthen your security measures, and protect your business from cyber threats.

Internal Network

Internal Penetration Testing

Internal penetration testing involves assessing the security of your internal network, systems, and applications from within your organisation. This testing simulates an attack from someone who already has access to your internal systems, such as an employee or contractor.

Internal pen testing is conducted to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by insiders or attackers who have gained unauthorised access to your network. It helps evaluate the effectiveness of your internal security controls and measures.

Internal pen testing helps uncover vulnerabilities that insiders, such as employees with malicious intent or accidental actions, could exploit.

Testing your internal network security can ensure that your internal systems and applications are adequately protected against potential attacks.

Proactively identifying vulnerabilities allows you to improve your incident response procedures effectively and mitigate potential risks.

External Network

External Penetration Testing

External penetration testing involves assessing the security of your external-facing systems, such as web applications, servers, and network perimeter, from outside your organisation. This testing simulates attacks from malicious actors who attempt to breach your defences from the internet.

External pen testing is conducted to identify vulnerabilities that external attackers, including hackers, cybercriminals, and other threat actors, could exploit. It helps evaluate the effectiveness of your external security controls and measures.

External pen testing helps identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by external attackers attempting to breach your systems from the internet.

By identifying and addressing external vulnerabilities, you can prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data, significantly reducing the risk of data breaches and protecting your most valuable assets.

Proactively testing your external-facing systems not only demonstrates a commitment to security but also plays a vital role in safeguarding your organisation’s reputation. By reducing the likelihood of successful cyber attacks, you are ensuring the trust and confidence of your stakeholders.

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Physical Testing

Physical 

Penetration

Testing

Physical penetration testing involves evaluating your organisation’s physical security measures, including buildings, premises, and facilities. It simulates real-world scenarios in which an attacker attempts to gain unauthorised access to physical assets, sensitive information, or restricted areas while assessing the effectiveness of physical security controls and procedures. This testing helps identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by unauthorised individuals seeking access to your premises, equipment, or confidential information.

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Weaknesses in Physical Security

Weaknesses in Physical Security

Physical pen testing helps identify weaknesses in physical security measures, such as access controls, surveillance systems, locks, and alarms, that intruders could exploit.

Assessing Response Procedures

Assessing Response Procedures

Physical penetration testing simulates real-world intrusion attempts and evaluates the effectiveness of response procedures, including alarm activation, security personnel response times, and escalation protocols.

Preventing Unauthorized Access

Preventing Unauthorized Access

Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities discovered during physical pen testing helps prevent unauthorised access to your organisation’s premises, sensitive areas, and assets, reducing the risk of theft, sabotage, or unauthorised data access.

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Regulatory Requirements

Many industries have regulatory requirements regarding physical security measures. Physical penetration testing helps ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations, such as those outlined in ISO 27001 and other security frameworks.

Enhancing Security Posture

Enhancing Security Posture

Physical pen testing helps identify weaknesses in physical security measures, such as access controls, surveillance systems, locks, and alarms, that intruders could exploit.

Physical penetration testing is a vital component of comprehensive security testing strategies. It ensures that digital and physical assets are adequately protected against unauthorized access and intrusions. Organisations can mitigate risks, enhance compliance, and safeguard their people, assets, and sensitive information by identifying and addressing vulnerabilities in physical security measures.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked

Penetration Testing Questions 

Network penetration testing can uncover vulnerabilities, including misconfigured devices, unpatched software, weak passwords, insecure network protocols, and inadequate security controls. Attackers could exploit these vulnerabilities to gain unauthorised access to a network or compromise sensitive information.

The frequency of network penetration testing depends on various factors, including the organisation’s industry, regulatory requirements, and risk tolerance. In general, it is recommended that testing be conducted at least annually or whenever significant changes are made to the network infrastructure or applications.

Network penetration testing is designed to minimise disruption to business operations. However, certain tests may temporarily impact network performance or availability. Therefore, it is essential to communicate testing activities with relevant stakeholders and take appropriate precautions to mitigate any potential disruptions.

A network penetration testing report typically includes detailed findings and recommendations based on the test results. It may consist of information about vulnerabilities discovered, the severity of each vulnerability, exploitation techniques used, and recommendations for remediation. The report aims to provide actionable insights to help organisations improve their security posture.

Ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive information is a shared responsibility during network penetration testing. We take this responsibility seriously and adhere to strict security protocols. Our team members are bound by non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and all sensitive data obtained during testing is handled and stored securely. We work closely with our clients, fostering a collaborative environment to ensure that their data is protected throughout the testing process.

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IT Support 

for All Industries

Since our inception in 2001, we have supported many businesses from various industries. Whether as a fully outsourced IT Support department or working alongside an internal team, we have learned what is needed from the sectors and how we can support them better. Here are just some of the sectors we support.

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From accountants to financial advisors and LLPs, we are committed to delivering the IT Support your business needs.

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From Automotive and Robotics to Food production, we know what your business needs to succeed.

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Providing the Engineering and Construction sector with the robust support needed.

Engineering & Construction

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