Penetration Testing

What is a Penetration Test?

A Penetration Test is an authorised simulated attack by a suitably qualified third party designed to evaluate and ultimately to fortify your businesses security systems.

Calling upon years of experience combined with cutting-edge technologies and techniques, our assessors use a combination of advanced manual skills, custom-built scripts and automated tools, to execute controlled assessments against your organisations' systems to expose vulnerabilities that leave your business open to attack. Our methodology is designed to deliver a true representation of an objective driven adversary performing a targeted attack against your organisation.

The Process

At a high level, penetration testing usually adheres to the following structure

Scoping can be the make or break of any penetration testing program. Defining the correct scope of work is crucial to ensuring that the penetration test addresses any security concerns you may have, provides a true representation of the environment and a realistic assessment against perceived risks. Whether defined through a standard, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or defined simply based on the risks you perceive. We will work with you to define a scope aimed at giving the correct outcomes from the assessment.

While regular automated assessments will help identify low hanging fruit, they are no substitute for human driven operations. Precursor staff will demonstrate a real-world attack with zero damage or disruption.

Key Benefits

  • Identify and then remediate vulnerabilities across your technologies, processes and people.
  • Measure your security posture against real-world adversarial techniques
  • Meet compliance standards such as PCI DSS or ISO 27001
  • Stay up-to-date against the emerging and evolving threat landscape
  • Receive actionable information to reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber attack