A penetration test (also known as a pen test or ethical hacking) is a fully-sanctioned hacking attempt that targets your organisation’s IT network infrastructure, applications and employees. The purpose of these tests is to identify security risks by actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in a controlled fashion. Information gathered during penetration testing allows you to proactively strengthen your organisation’s security practices.
What are the different types of penetration test?embryo4160002021-01-24T20:55:05+00:00
A Vulnerability scan looks for known vulnerabilities in your systems and reports potential exposures, often forming part of information gathering for a penetration test. Penetration tests are intended to exploit weaknesses in the architecture of your IT networks, systems, and applications. They determine the degree to which a malicious attacker can gain unauthorised access to your assets. A vulnerability scan is typically automated, while a penetration test is a manual test performed by a security professional. Both elements are important, typically vulnerability scans are done on a more frequent basis and penetration tests on a less frequent basis
Why should we have a penetration test?embryo4160002021-01-25T12:32:11+00:00
A Cognisys penetration test is well-coordinated, planned, documented and communicated. You will know what is happening and when. Our process is disciplined, repeatable and defined within our testing methodology and our ISO27001 controls.
Our approach and targets are customised to suit the unique environment and requirements of your business, for each individual test.
Our clear initiation, planning, testing, reporting and collaborative delivery process ensures accurate results and a clear understanding of the remediation process.
We use a blended approach to ensure our clients always have the most appropriate skillsets for all areas of the testing, providing the very best service at a fair price.
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