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Penetration testing resources

Download a range of different resources, such as guides, datasheets, infographics and green papers, providing technical guidance to help support your penetration testing programme.

Webinars and videos

Video: Reduce costs and get accurate results with expert testing

Most organisations face cyber attacks at some point, so it’s important to conduct regular penetration tests to make sure your defences are accurate. Watch this video to find out more about how IT Governance can help you with your penetration testing needs.

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Webinar: Cyber security: protecting your business with cost-effective penetration testing

Our penetration testing experts share practical insights about implementing a penetration testing programme. Designed to inform information security professionals, this webinar will help you to conduct effective, value-for-money penetration testing as part of a technical security assurance framework.

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Green papers

Assured Security: Getting cyber secure with penetration testing

Most organisations are the target of random, indiscriminate attacks, and they need an appropriate level of penetration testing to ensure their defences are adequate. This free green paper provides a clear introduction to best-practice penetration testing.

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Penetration testing and the GDPR

Article 32 of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires organisations to implement technical measures to ensure data security. This green paper offers practical guidance on how to conduct a penetration test that supports GDPR compliance.

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Penetration testing and ISO 27001

Penetration testing is an essential component of any ISO 27001 ISMS (information security management system). This free green paper describes how penetration testing fits into an ISO 27001 ISMS project.

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Security testing and the PCI DSS

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requires system components, processes and custom software to be frequently tested to ensure security is maintained. This paper attempts to demystify security testing requirements to help organisations comply with the PCI DSS.

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Brochures and guides

Guide: A guide for selling penetration tests to the board

Penetration testing produces management reports describing the state of your information security measures. In this guide we list 20 compelling reasons why frequent penetration tests and vulnerability assessments are crucial.

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Guide: Security Testing Playbook

Learn how to prevent breaches, detect them when they occur and respond intelligently to minimise the impact.

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Data sheet: Penetration Testing

Learn how IT Governance approaches a penetration test and how our penetration testing services can strengthen your security posture.

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Case study: Collinson Group

Collinson Group is a rapidly evolving organisation that operates a diverse set of market-leading technologies. Download this case study to find out how penetration testing helped Collinson Group test its ability to protect its applications.

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What is a penetration test and why would my company need one?

This infographic gathers the latest facts and figures on cyber attacks and breaches, and offers reasons organisations should test the security of their IT infrastructure – from networks to applications.

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What is ransomware and how can I protect my business?

This infographic provides a quick guide to ransomware – what it is, how it works, what happens when your system is infected and what you can do to stop it.

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Phishing: Minimise the risk of phishing attacks by assessing and educating end users

To do our part in spreading cyber security awareness, we’ve created an infographic covering phishing attacks and what users can do to protect themselves against this common online threat.

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Is your Wi-Fi under attack?

This infographic describes the common types of Wi-Fi attack and how penetration testing can help to validate weaknesses.

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Is your network under attack?

This infographic describes the risks posed to from both internal and external threats.

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Is your web app under attack?

This infographic describes the risks posed to web applications that process  sensitive information.

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Speak to our penetration testing experts

Our team of advisers can help to determine your testing goals and recommend a penetration testing programme that meets the maturity and expectations of your business.