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Penetration Testing

Our penetration testing services identify weaknesses in your organisation’s defences.

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Overview

Our internal and external penetration testing identifies cyber-security threats to your organisation, giving you awareness and understanding of the issues.

The increased frequency and sophistication of hacking techniques necessitates the continual testing of your organisation’s cyber defences to ensure your organisation is protected from the latest threats.

Our penetration testing provides the assurance you need as we test your network, devices, applications and cloud systems against the latest attack vectors.

Andrew Govell

Head of Cyber Security Services

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GAP Analysis

We test your existing defences and processes, identifying gaps and recommending remediations for them.

Red Teaming

Red Teaming exercises demonstrate security flaws and vulnerabilities through controlled "hack" attempts of your systems and processes and people.

Complete Coverage

Our penetration testing covers your Network, Applications, Cloud Platforms as well as People & Processes to ensure all vulnerabilities are discovered and addressed.

Security Culture

We test your organisation's security maturity through phishing, social engineering and password analysis, then make training and testing recommendations to uplift your security culture.

Our Penetration Testing Services help protect your organisation by providing:

Compliance

If applying for compliance certificates such as ISO27001 or PCI-DSS, an independent penetration test is a crucial requirement for your application.

Independent Advice

Should CT already manage your IT environment, we partner with Trusted Impact to conduct your tests, ensuring independent review and ethical practice.

Phishing Tests

Your staff are usually the weakest link for a hacker to exploit. We test and target your team to ensure that their security focus is increased and can identify which staff need extra training and support.

ISO Accreditation

CT is an ISO27001 accredited provider, CT is uniquely placed to help organisations prepare for their ISO 27001 certification assessment.

Security Assessment

FAQs

A penetration test or pen test, as it is commonly referred to, is the simulation of a cyber attack against your systems to test data penetration, system weaknesses and identify vulnerabilities across your systems and devices that actual cyber-attacks could potentially exploit. The goal is to find and rectify these potentially vulnerable entry points before the hackers do!

Leveraging ethical hacking through pen testing is the best means to identify vulnerabilities in your security posture and eliminate potential entry points into your organisation from hackers and their growing arsenal of cyber-attack tools without learning the hard (and costly) way by suffering an actual attack.

IT is the digital backbone of any modern organisation and losing it, even temporarily, can cost organisations a fortune in recovery. Penetration testing offers benefits beyond identifying vulnerabilities as it educates your staff on cyber security best practices to reduce the risk of human error factoring into the hacker equation.

Penetration test pricing fluctuates based on the size of an organisation, the complexity of its network and systems, applications and servers. Quotes for penetration testing costs range from $4000 to $100,00 for larger enterprises. 

With the estimated annual cost of cybercrime now exceeding 6 trillion globally and attacks taking place somewhere every 11 seconds (SumoLogic)., it is hard to put a price on the additional risk mitigation that professional pen testing delivers.

The most common answer to how frequent your regular penetration testing should be undertaken is at least once a year. However, data privacy, compliance needs, organisational size and complexity, and ethical and legal considerations of penetration testing would need a higher frequency of pen tests to keep an organisation secure.

Penetration testing depends on the types of pen testing used, the size and complexity of an organisation’s network and systems, and the penetration testing phases leveraged during the process. Most penetration tests are conducted within one or two weeks as a ballpark figure.

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