Verify your defences against malicious attacks
Without robust security measures in place, business-critical networks can be left exposed to a wide range of attack methods, due to firewall misconfigurations, missing security updates or weak or default credentials.
Independent verification of your external perimeter and its security controls will significantly reduce the risk of a cyber-attack At the very least, this will result in significant disruption, with consequences potentially extending to irreparable financial and reputational damage.
What to test for
At least one vulnerability is found in the vast majority of external penetration tests. If these were to be exploited by cyber criminals, sensitive information could easily be stolen, altered or used to cause significant financial or reputational damage to your business.
In order to identify any weaknesses in your infrastructure it’s important to thoroughly test all points of entry into your network, including devices, internet-facing assets and full routes into your system via external networks. Any firewalls and security systems you already have in place should also be assessed.
How we work
Our comprehensive reports impart clear, practical advice on how to address any weaknesses.
Our expert team has the knowledge and experience to help you detect and defend against today’s most advanced cyber threats.
Whether your organisation is large or small, and no matter which stage of the journey you’re on, we’ll equip you with the tools you need and support you in navigating the evolving cyber landscape.
A penetration test provides independent verification that your external perimeter is secure.
Researchers from Rapid7 found that during 80% of external penetration testing engagements, at least one vulnerability was found. They also discovered that in 33% of their penetration tests, user credentials could be obtained – enabling an attacker to wreak havoc across an entire network.
If cyber criminals are able to access your network, they can easily steal or modify sensitive data or bring down your entire IT systems – causing unparalleled financial and reputational damage.
Our expert team will then provide you with clear, actionable steps that you can take to improve security, and will guide you through these to ensure that your systems are as resilient as possible.
- Any points of entry into your network, including devices and internet-facing assets
- Full routes into your systems via an external network
- Your firewalls and any security systems