Penetration testing, or pen testing, is a method of evaluating an organisation's cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses through a process known as ethical, or white-hat, hacking.
Our pen testing service offers companies an evaluation of their cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses presented in a clear and easy to read report. Through the process of ethical hacking, our experienced testers uncover the ways an organisations’ system can be compromised. Their work is the starting point for our cybersecurity recommendations. The information contained within our report is personalised and based on the scope that we outline with our clients. It details practical information and provides actionable insights to address an organisation's vulnerabilities.
When we perform a pen test, we challenge the cybersecurity measures an organisation has in place by attempting to bypass them. Essentially, we act as ethical, or white-hat, hackers. Each pen test we perform is unique. We work closely with our clients to understand their concerns and define the scope of the test. We also help them to decide which of our three types of pen test would best suit their needs. The three types we offer are:
Our tester is provided with some information about the company before we begin to perform the test. For example, they may have access to IP addresses or network information.
Our tester does not have access to any company information before beginning to perform the test. Usually, they are only given the company name.
The tester does not have detailed knowledge of the organisation but does have limited access to company information. This is often referred to as a middle ground between white and black box testing.
Each type of pen test has pros and cons. We work closely with all of our clients to find the test that best suits their needs.
Both large and small organisations engage us to perform pen-testing, however, the nature of the organisation, as well as its cybersecurity budget, dictate how often it can be performed. Although pen testing is beneficial for every company, it should be performed by companies that process and store sensitive data. Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field so the more often pen testing is performed, the more prepared a company will be in the event of a cyberattack.
At Stryve, pen testing is a client-focused, personalised service that provides a clear and comprehensive evaluation of an organisation’s cybersecurity system. We produce an easy to read report which provides realistic recommendations that are underpinned by practical and precise analysis. As an ISO 27001:2017 Certified Partner, we can use our expertise and experience to improve organisations’ existing cybersecurity measures.
Pen testing has several key benefits ranging from identifying cybersecurity weaknesses to guiding companies on GDPR compliance and cybersecurity investment. The central aim of the test is to identify the areas most vulnerable to attack within an organisation and guide them on how to improve their existing cybersecurity measures.
Our testers are well-known experts in the cybersecurity field who have worked for organisations such as NATO, competed in Capture the Flag hacking contests and trained law enforcement representatives. Their expert knowledge and advice is the key to ensuring that your systems do not fall victim to a cyberattack.