|What is Penetration Testing?||
Penetration testing (or ethical hacking) simulates hacking attempts on networks, websites and applications, in order to discover any security loop-holes that a real hacker could exploit.
Organisations are increasingly reliant upon information technology for their critical business functions and day-to-day operations. The confidentiality, availability and integrity of these systems is therefore vital to the continued success of businesses in today’s competitive marketplace.
Penetration testing provides a detailed analysis of an organisation’s security posture and can highlight areas where improvements need be made. This can help to defend against an ever-increasing level of threat from disgruntled employees, remote hackers, foreign intelligence agencies, organised crime and industrial espionage.
|What are the benefits?||
|What can we do?||
A penetration testing expert will study your network and applications and search for vulnerabilities. This is achieved through the use of semi-automated tools, script execution and is heavily dependent on manual testing and verification techniques. By analysing the results, our consultant will expose potential vulnerabilities and customise subsequent tests, based on the initial findings.
The penetration test can include the further exploitation of vulnerabilities that are discovered (chained exploits), if explicitly requested by the client.
Options for network penetration tests include:
Any vulnerability discovered will be analysed and categorised alongside a detailed recommendation that will enable the client to take remedial action and mitigate the issue. Upon completion of a penetration test, the client is provided with a test report which summarises the identified vulnerabilities and advises on solutions that will improve security.