Penetration Testing

Companies perform penetration tests to identify and address security vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure before they can be exploited by cyber criminals. They are an essential part of any comprehensive cyber-security program.

A penetration test, also known as a pen test or ethical hacking, is a simulated cyber-attack performed by a qualified security professional with the permission of the organisation being tested.

Indelible Data also offers a phased approach to Penetration Testing for those companies that feel that diving straight in to a full-blown Penetration Test may be a little daunting.

Our penetration tests can be performed on a variety of different targets, including networks, web applications, and mobile devices. The scope and intensity of a pen test will vary depending on the specific needs of the organisation. Please click here to complete our online scoping form and receive a quote.

We use the same tools and techniques as real-world attackers to exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to systems and data. This allows companies to identify and fix security weaknesses before they can be used by hackers to launch an attack.

Common reasons for companies to engage with us for a penetration test include:

  • To improve their overall security posture. Pen tests can help companies to identify and remediate security vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure, making them less susceptible to cyberattacks.
  • To meet compliance requirements. Many industry regulations require companies to undergo regular penetration tests to demonstrate their commitment to security.
  • To protect their customers and data. A data breach can have a devastating impact on a company’s reputation and bottom line. Pen tests can help companies to identify and fix security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by attackers to steal customer data.
  • To assess their security controls. Pen tests can help companies to assess the effectiveness of their security controls and identify any areas where they need to be improved.

If you are a business owner or IT manager, it is highly recommend that you consider performing a penetration test on your organisation’s IT infrastructure. It is one of the best investments a company can make to protect it from cyber-attacks.

The stages include:

  1. Basic Cyber Essentials Certification (to ensure you are addressing the basics)
  2. Cyber Essentials Plus Certification (to demonstrate the basics can withstand rigorous scrutiny)
  3. Interval Vulnerability Scanning (our service ensures that you are constantly meeting the basic levels of protection)
  4. Cyber Audit (a comprehensive audit of the typical things we find during a penetration test)
  5. Penetration Test (a methodical approach to finding any weakness in web applications and/or network infrastructure)

Indelible Data’s Penetration Testers are highly qualified and have several years’ experience in security testing a wide range of organisations – from micro-companies through to large multi-national enterprises.

Our security team is made of penetration testers holding a range of certifications, including:

  • Cyber Scheme Team Leader (CSTL)
  • Cyber Scheme Team Member (CSTM)
  • EC-Council Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Please see our blog if you require a more in-depth explanation of the above services.