Security Testing

Why Conduct A Security Test?

Every single day there is an unfortunate organisation somewhere, that is attacked, their systems compromised, data stolen, reputations damaged and ultimately their whole business put at significant risk due to a Cyber attack. It is critical that an organisation has visibility and awareness of their full estate and works towards ensuring they have a robust security posture to protect their customers, their data and their reputation.

Types of Security Testing

Security is now a core requirement for any modern business and in many instances is mandated as being a prerequisite to do business with others. With initiatives such as Cyber Essentials seeking to enhance a general security posture and other compliance, regulatory and legal demands now forming part of due diligence it is vital that a cohesive Security Testing approach is undertaken.

Whereas Security Testing can help an organisation to manage their Security and Vulnerability programmes more efficiently, successfully developing and delivering a robust security program can be a complex process. For this reason our security testing is broken down and compartmentalised into various areas of focus, so that a thorough, organisation-wide test can be performed in a logical and manageable way.

The types of security testing Precursor Security can deliver are as follows:

Continuous Security Testing is designed to be a continuous presence for your systems and services in evaluating their susceptibility to compromise. As vulnerabilities are continuously identified and automated attacks are ongoing, it is important to combat this with ongoing security testing, to fill the void between more targeted Security Assessments.

Continuous Security Testing can be utilised as a round the clock security assessment, keeping you protected against the latest emerging threats and informing you of any developing risks to your systems.
A penetration test is an authorised simulated cyberattack 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 using a proven and intelligence driven methodology.
Vulnerability Scanning is designed to be conducted on a regular basis to ensure the security of your systems, services and applications from a number of common attack vectors, exploited by both automated and manual attackers.

As new vulnerabilities are identified through manual techniques, this wealth of knowledge is used to update and improve scanning engines to identify the latest set of known threats.

Although not considered to be a replacement for a manual security assessment, scanning can be carried out at regular intervals and provides assurance that you are protected from a range of common vulnerabilities.
A Build Review aims to assess the security of your staff members workstations or internal servers and the susceptibility to compromise or privilege escalation throughout your company's internal network.

Working under the scenario of either a compromised device or a disgruntled employee, the assessment aims to determine the level of access a typical, low privileged user has to local and network resources and the ease in which they may gain additional access privileges to those not intended for them.


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