What is a penetration test?
A penetration test is an authorised simulated cyber attack on a computer system, performed by a suitably qualified third party, designed to evaluate and ultimately to fortify the security of a target system through the identification of security vulnerabilities.
Why perform a Penetration Test?
By performing a penetration test you can identify and mitigate vulnerabilities across your organisation before a real-world attacker finds them. Precursor Security will work with you to help protect your data and reputation; subsequently avoiding compromise, breaches in compliance, large fines and ultimately ensuring the continuity of your business.
Types of Penetration Test
Vulnerabilities can exist across all components of an organisation, from its people to its processes and technologies. Several types of penetration tests exist to focus on each of these areas in detail and although more focused tests exist, the high level categories are summarised as:
A Remote Access assessment reviews the security of the solutions provided to your staff members for remotely accessing your organisations resources and services.