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Penetration Testing Services

At CYFOR Secure, we use CREST-accredited penetration testing services designed to expose vulnerabilities within IT systems, whilst mitigating exploitation. Cyber attacks and breaches cause organisations to lose large sums of money, valuable data and, in many cases, cause irreparable damage. Penetration testing is a viable method which can be used to combat malicious activities. 

We provide a range of CREST-accredited penetration testing services which include rigorous assessments of your organisation’s network. This is with the aim of exposing any vulnerabilities and weaknesses within your systems and their potential exploitation. The comprehensive penetration testing reporting provided by our team of cyber security experts will include executive summaries and detailed technical recommendations to enhance the current level of IT security within the system networks of your organisation. 

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing (also known as a pen test) is an assault on your organisation’s network with the aim of testing the ability of your systems and their ability to withstand a cyber-attack. 

Penetration tests are executed in an ethical manner, so as not to disrupt your actual business operations, whilst actively identifying any exploitable system weaknesses. Once identified, remediation techniques can be applied to address these vulnerabilities and secure your IT infrastructure. 

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Types of Penetration Tests

There are different types of penetration tests, all of which focus on various aspects of an organisation’s logical perimeter; the boundary separating a business network from the internet. These include:

  • Internal network penetration tests
  • External network penetration tests
  • Web application penetration tests
  • Wireless network penetration tests
  • Mobile application penetration tests
  • Physical device penetration tests
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The Importance of Penetration Testing

Penetration tests are a key security assessment for many organisations, undertaken at routine intervals and identify exploitable vulnerabilities in complex networks and computer systems. The information generated from penetration tests can provide valuable information about the security status of a business and act as a commercial ‘enabler’, with a clean bill of health ensuring that new commercial agreements can be signed, and new ventures can be pursued with a high level of confidence.

Conducting Regular Penetration Testing Will Help To:

  • Ensure that your existing IT security is effective;
  • Identify security flaws so that appropriate controls are implemented;
  • Test new and existing software and systems for vulnerabilities;
  • Demonstrate a security commitment to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Support compliance with relevant privacy laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018;
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Cyber Assessment Services at CYFOR Secure

At CYFOR Secure, we have a range of cyber assessment services, including our penetration testing services, to upgrade your business cyber security. Whether you’re looking to conduct a full cyber security audit or find any weaknesses within your networks with our vulnerability scanning services, our team of experts can help keep your business protected against cyber risks and attacks. For more information on our penetration testing services, or our other CYFOR Secure services, get in touch with our team today.

Penetration Testing FAQs

What Is The Difference Between Security And Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing is an important part of cyber security. Cyber security is a broad term which covers a range of security exercises. However, penetration testing services are very precise and can reveal specific information which could help you protect your company’s online presence. Here at CYFOR Secure, we provide a range of CREST-accredited penetration testing services specially designed to expose vulnerabilities in IT systems. Penetration testing allows us to provide you with detailed technical recommendations so you can better protect your digital systems. Penetration testing services are a crucial part of modern business cyber security.

What Are The Different Types Of Penetration Testing?

There are many different types of penetration testing that our penetration testing services can offer to your business. All of these tests are extensive, and focus on various aspects of your company’s local perimeter. The local perimeter is the boundary between your business network from the internet. The types of tests our penetration testing services provide are:

  • – Internal network penetration testing 
  • – External network penetration tests
  • – Web application penetration testing
  • – Wireless network penetration tests
  • – Mobile application penetration tests
  • – Physical device penetration tests

Our penetration testing services use these tests in order to test which vulnerabilities could potentially cost your business. At CYFOR Secure, we are committed to providing penetration testing that will protect your company in the future.

What Are The 5 Stages Of Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing services usually have a 5-stage process. These 5 stages are usually reconnaissance, scanning, vulnerability assessment, exploitation and reporting. The reconnaissance stage is where the penetration tester will collect as much information about the target system as possible. This is an important step when it comes to creating effective penetration testing services, as this information will be used to craft an attack plan. Scanning involves using a myriad of tools to open ports and check network traffic. This will allow the tester to identify points of vulnerability. 

The vulnerability assessment then tests how likely the target is to be targeted by a cyber attack. The exploitation part is the most significant part of cyber security services – the tester will then conduct a real-life attack simulation. This is the most delicate part of penetration testing. The tester will then prepare a report which will detail how the simulation went, and how likely you are to be targeted by cybercriminals. It will also give advice on how to better protect your company’s digital presence. Penetration testing services are a vital part of effective cyber security. 

What Is The Need For Penetration Testing Services?

Penetration testing services offer you vital insight into how you can better protect your company against the changing climate of cybercrime. When penetration testing is conducted at routine intervals, it can exploit vulnerabilities before hackers have the opportunity to attack. Penetration testing services can provide incredibly valuable information about your business’ cyber weaknesses, strengthen your company’s reputation, and embolden you to pursue new ventures. At CYFOR Secure, we are committed to providing the best penetration testing services possible, to protect your company from cyber criminals.

Is Penetration Testing A Legal Requirement?

Penetration testing is not mandatory in the UK, however, it is a highly recommended form of business cyber security testing. Penetration testing services can allow you to strengthen your organisation and protect your company before a cyber catastrophe happens. Penetration testing can allow you to meet the cybersecurity assessment frameworks that are required of your business. Penetration testing services can transform your business cyber security plan and provide valuable insight into improving your cyber security.