Looking to test website security with a simulated attack?
Website penetration testing checks the status of your website security systems.
Penetration testing, or, pen testing is a method of testing website and server systems security by running through vulnerability discovery. We look to find exploits and the potential attack vectors a website or server system may leave open. This is done using the same or similar toolsets a nefarious actor, or black hat, may contain in their arsenal.
Supporting critical organisations in the UK
Supporting the most critical organisations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs as well as the general public, the National Cyber Security Centre, NCSC define penetration testing as a method for gaining assurance in the security of an IT system by attempting to breach some or all of that system's security, using the same tools and techniques as an adversary might.
Why run a penetration test at all?
We are advised to test our smoke alarms on a regular basis, that is to say we make sure they are operating to an acceptable standard. We must make sure our networks are also operating to an acceptable standard. I would suggest even if you do not accept online payments any company operating on the internet should look to achieve Payment Card Industry standards of security, PCI compliance.
A properly managed and approved vulnerability test should be executed much in the same way that your would test your smoke alarms, on a regular basis. The outcome of such tests should be acted on to secure any vulnerability found.
You should be running penetration tests, as an internet facing company, as part of your obligation to your customer and clients and for the protection of your business assets.
How can we get started?
Organising a penetration test schedule is important to ensure it is executed effectively and with minimal impact on your business operations. We ask that if you are looking for a new perspective and an individually tailored plan for your business penetration testing then please get in touch on 01625 838 459 so we can discuss your requirement further.