Penetration Testing

Let us attack your weaknesses so cyber-criminals can't

How do you know where to improve your cyber security if you’ve never experienced a cyber-attack? You can only find out what your security vulnerabilities are by allowing your systems and network to undergo penetration testing.

As part of our security testing solutions, we provide bespoke penetration testing services that set out to highlight any underlying security weaknesses and issues within your business. Only then will you ever truly know which flaws need to be urgently fixed and how your staff will react to a live cyber attack.

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    Simulate a cyber-attack without the malicious intent
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    Highlight your security flaws
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    Find out how your staff will react to a live attack
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    Easy to understand penetration reports with security recommendations
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    CREST and OSCP accredited

What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing, also known as “pen testing” or ethical hacking, is a simulated cyber-attack carried out to assess the security of a computer system. It’s essentially the starting point in identifying security flaws and risks, as well as creating an efficient defense plan against hacking attempts.

Unlike a vulnerability assessment which gives a useful overview of an organisation’s security levels, pen testing is actually able to provide a systematic evaluation of any security issues a business might be facing, including opportunities to apply appropriate security controls. 

Be proactive not reactive

Businesses can no longer afford to react to a cyber-attack, as it can be too detrimental to their longevity and future success. A report by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and Barclay’s revealed that 56% of businesses wouldn’t be able to survive a cyber-attack. Successful companies need to be proactive towards cyber-threats. So, where do you start?

We can offer three types of penetration tests: external, internal and wireless testing. All our penetration tests simulate a live cyber-attack without the very serious threat a cyber-hacker would pose. This will not only highlight key security gaps that will need to be addressed, but it also acts as an evaluation to see how your staff react in a live environment of being attacked.

By taking this proactive approach of testing a cyber-attack, it will better prepare your staff and help you implement procedures on how to react to an attack, if it was to happen to your business.

How we carry out authorised cyber-attacks

Our experts (pen testers) will attempt to penetrate your network through a simulated attack which safely exploits any vulnerabilities found. Our Penetration Testers will utilise the same techniques and tools a real hacker would use, but of course without the malicious intent.

These tests can be performed either with partial internal access (grey) or from an external location to replicate a real hack (black box).

Once tested, our Penetration Report will provide a clear picture of your infrastructure’s status.

We’ll identify deviations from best practice, provide clear explanation of the security risks, comprehensive remedial advice, as well as a set of recommendations to improve your cyber security moving forward.

Why your business needs a pen test

With new cyber threats constantly emerging, it's recommended that every business carries our penetration testing at least once a year, but more frequently when: 

  • Making changes to their IT infrastructure
  • Launching new products and services
  • In the event of a business merger or acquisition
  • Checking compliance with the appropriate security measures
  • Bidding for large commercial contracts
  • Using or creating custom web applications

Cyber Accredited

Of course, performing any simulated cyber-attack will highlight sensitive areas of your business. This is why when you’re looking for a cyber security partner to perform your penetration test, always make sure that you’re working alongside a fully cyber accredited body. It’s important that the organisation testing your business is using ethical and secure methods to ensure your security controls, data and computer systems are not compromised at any point. CyberGuard has been awarded CREST and OSCP certifications.

CREST Accredited

CREST is a not-for-profit, internationally-recognised accreditation body within the cyber security industry. We are CREST accredited penetration testing company, which provides evidence that our security professionals demonstrate the appropriate knowledge, skills and competence. It also offers evidence from an independent, verifiable third-party assessment that CyberGuard provides the highest standard of testing and work to the pinnacle of professional ethics.

Get in touch with CyberGuard to discuss your IT needs

Speak to one of our cyber experts to understand how we can improve your cyber security.

“One can never totally relax in making sure that our systems are secure, the annual penetration tests highlight any new vulnerabilities, and these are then rectified. It’s important to the business knowing vulnerabilities are managed effectively as any breaches could have a serious impact on our ability to operate and this in turn would result in a loss of confidence in us from our customer base. These are vital to our security and give us greater awareness on how we go about our business which is one of the reasons why we outsourced our IT security.”

Joseph Ash

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Let us highlight your security weaknesses

Who would you rather infiltrate your network, us or a cyber-attacker? Let us pinpoint your security gaps before it’s too late