Penetration testing or pentesting is the process of simulating hacking attacks against a particular system or environment in a controlled manner to identify risks and provide advice on preventing those risks. A penetration test might answer questions such as:
- Can criminals steal customer or payment data from your website?
- If an employee’s workstation is compromised, can it be used to steal your supplier database?
- Can customers use your new mobile application safely?
- Can criminals gain access to internal systems and data?
- Can a disgruntled employee steal your entire customer database?
The scope for a penetration test might include network infrastructure and/or applications depending on the purpose of the assessment and particular areas of concern (such as processing of sensitive data). Some of the areas we cover can be seen below:
The security of an IT environment can change over time both through normal day-to-day use such as creating new user accounts or assigning permissions to users; and through security vulnerabilities that are regularly identified in all kinds of software and hardware.
Vulnerability scanning is an important process for maintaining the security of your business by performing regular scans of your IT environment to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Regular scanning is required for various accreditations, standards, and certifications including ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS, and Lexcel.
Our vulnerability scanning services provide you with peace of mind by alerting you of security vulnerabilities that might otherwise go unnoticed until it’s too late. Our expert consultants ensure that your scan results are accurate and relevant, allowing you to focus on the important task of remediation.
Enquire today about our penetration testing and vulnerability scanning services to find out how we can help protect your environment.