Penetration Testing

Security Penetration Testing Services

Our experts help you gain valuable insight into your organisations susceptibility to various types of attacks. There are several compelling reasons why you should consider investing in security penetration testing for your organisation. Contact us to find out more.

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Evaluate Security Posture

Penetration testing provides an objective evaluation of your organization’s security posture. It helps you understand how well your security controls are functioning, and whether they are effective in defending against various types of attacks. This information allows you to make informed decisions about your security investments and prioritize resources where they are needed the most.

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Identify Vulnerabilities

Penetration testing helps to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your organization’s information systems, networks, applications, and infrastructure. By simulating real-world attacks, we can uncover potential security flaws that could be exploited by malicious actors.

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Risk Mitigation

Penetration testing helps you proactively identify and mitigate security risks before they can be exploited by malicious actors. By addressing vulnerabilities and weaknesses, you can reduce the likelihood of security breaches, data breaches, and other cyber incidents that can result in reputational damage, financial losses, and legal liabilities.

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Compliance Requirements

Many industries and regulatory standards, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, and ISO 27001, require regular security testing, including penetration testing. Complying with these requirements is essential for avoiding fines, penalties, and legal liabilities.

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Enhanced Defense Strategy

Penetration testing provides an objective evaluation of your organization’s security posture. It helps you understand how well your security controls are functioning, and whether they are effective in defending against various types of attacks. This information allows you to make informed decisions about your security investments and prioritize resources where they are needed the most.

Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Infrastructure penetration testing involves attempting to breach the security of a company’s core IT systems and network infrastructure. The goal is to recognise vulnerabilities that could grant an attacker to access critical systems and data. This kind of testing targets servers, firewalls, routers, operating systems, databases, and other backend technology infrastructure.

 

The tester may attempt exploits like SQL injection against databases, privilege escalation to gain admin rights on servers, cracking weak passwords by brute force or dictionary attacks. The tester would also exploit unpatched vulnerabilities in operating systems, and attempting to move laterally between systems once an initial base is gained. The final deliverable is a report summarising vulnerabilities found, the risk level, remediation advice, and sometimes a proof-of-concept exploit demonstrating how an actual attacker could compromise security.

 

Infrastructure penetration testing is about more than just technology. Testers also assess physical data center access, social engineering, insider threats, and policy/procedure gaps. Contact us to discover how we can help your business.

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Web Application Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing targets the web apps and APIs that a business will rely on to enable user functionality and access data. The objective is finding and demonstrating security flaws like cross-site scripting, SQL injection, remote code execution, account takeover flaws, and business logic flaws.

 

Testers perform activities such as injecting malicious inputs, analyzing error messages, reverse engineering session cookies and access tokens, mapping out functionality and workflows, attempting authentication bypass, and aggressively manipulating parameters and scripts to uncover holes in validation, authentication, and access control schemes.

 

The output of web app pen testing is typically a risk-rated set of findings, proof-of-concept exploits, and remediation guidance. Depending on scope agreed upon, this may focus on custom corporate apps, commercial SaaS apps, APIs, mobile apps, thick client apps, and even IoT embedded web interfaces. The risk rating quantifies potential impact. For example, an XSS flaw enabling account takeover on a sensitive admin portal would be critical, while XSS on a marketing site may be low or informational risk.

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