The right scope, the right priorities,
the right findings, the right actions.
A penetration test is a simulated attack to identify vulnerabilities in information systems. Our security experts, ‘white hat hacker’s, put themselves in the position of someone determined to gain access to systems and data illicitly – for example, without knowledge of usernames and passwords.
Like a hacker or a malicious adversary, they try every trick in the book, every possible plan of attack. They find the ways applications could be modified, and confidential information such as price lists or customer databases stolen or subverted. They then provide a report – explaining how they ‘broke in’ and how an organization can avoid it happening ‘for real’.
Penetration testing is often recommended semi-annually or annually, and in the event of major changes to your infrastructure.
It is essential for companies holding intellectual property, information linked to personal identities, or financial information such as credit card data – and is often mandated by regulators.