Penetration testing, sometimes called ethical hacking, is the practice of testing a computer system to identify and exploit security vulnerabilities which require remediation.
These security gaps and weaknesses can then be fixed before others can exploit them with malicious intent.
Our team of fully certified ethical hackers can deploy targeted penetration tests including red team, social engineering and completely bespoke attacks tailored to your needs. It is recommended that businesses should do penetration testing every six months to identify new vulnerabilities.
Vulnerability scanning checks for known vulnerabilities and generates a report on risk exposure. This is a surface-level security assessment (much less in-depth than penetration testing), and many of the problems detected can be fixed by installing the latest versions and patches.
It is recommended that vulnerability scanning should be carried out once a month, and on each new device before it is deployed and connected to your business network.