CREST-Accredited Penetration Testing Services

Put your cyber defences to the test with comprehensive,
CREST-accredited penetration testing from IT Governance.

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CREST-accredited penetration testing services from IT Governance

CREST is an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body for technical information security companies.

As a CREST member company, IT Governance can give you the technical assurance you need that your cyber defences are appropriate and effective.

Our expert penetration testers will analyse your cyber security vulnerabilities so you can defend your organisation against cyber crime and prevent data breaches.

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Our penetration testing services

Our fixed-price testing packages are suitable for any organisation that wants to identify vulnerabilities targeted by cyber attackers.

Results are presented in an easy-to-understand report, ideal for small and medium-sized organisations, or those with no prior security testing experience.

Organisations that need greater reassurance should consider a level 2 test.

Level 2 tests are more complex assessments that are tailored to your requirements following scoping. They will painstakingly identify security vulnerabilities in your hardware and software, systems or web applications and then try to exploit them.

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Remote working penetration tests

A remote workforce leaves you open to many more threats than you faced with office-based staff.

With remote working now the norm for many companies, cyber security has never been more critical.

Our remote testing services will probe your remote access solutions and internal infrastructure that criminals might exploit.

Remote Access Penetration Test

Our Remote Access Penetration Test combines a web application and infrastructure test.

Performed remotely, it assesses your externally facing remote access solutions, looking for:

  • Inadequate/insecure authentication;
  • Weak configurations;
  • Default settings; and
  • Outdated software and patching levels.

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Remote Compromise Penetration Test

Our Remote Compromise Penetration Test will identify:

  • Weak configurations (e.g. default settings);
  • Outdated software and patching levels;
  • Insecure authentication;
  • Weak permissions; and
  • Means of bypassing antivirus software.

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Infrastructure (network) penetration tests

Infrastructure tests probe for security flaws affecting your operating systems and network architecture, such as:

  • Servers and hosts;
  • Firewalls and wireless access points; and
  • Network protocols.

There are two types of tests: external and internal.

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External infrastructure (network) penetration tests

External infrastructure tests combine automated scans and manual assessments to examine the vulnerabilities that might allow external attackers to access your systems.

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Internal pen test

Internal infrastructure (network) penetration tests

Internal infrastructure tests attempt to identify network and operating system vulnerabilities from the point of view of anyone with insider access to your systems, applications or data, such as employees or contractors.

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Social engineering and phishing tests

Social engineering involves attackers manipulating victims into compromising their security, transferring money or providing sensitive information. A social engineering penetration test or simulated phishing attack will assess your staff’s susceptibility to phishing and other types of social engineering.

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Social engineering penetration tests

Social engineering penetration testing highlights vulnerabilities involving your employees and helps inform appropriate staff awareness training.

A Social Engineering Penetration Test will help you:

  • Establish the publicly available information that an attacker could obtain about your organisation;
  • Evaluate how susceptible your employees are to social engineering attacks; and
  • Determine the effectiveness of your information security policy and your cyber security controls at identifying and preventing social engineering attacks.

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Phishing penetration tests

Phishing penetration tests

A Simulated Phishing Attack establishes your employees’ vulnerability to phishing emails and helps inform appropriate staff awareness training.

We use various techniques, including sending an email to your staff that asks them to take actions that could result in them handing over sensitive information, such as usernames and passwords.

We will then assess their responses and create a report to help you understand where to focus staff training.

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Other penetration tests and scanning services

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Wireless network penetration tests

Wireless tests examine security vulnerabilities affecting your wireless networks, including:

  • Information leakage and signal leakage;
  • Encryption vulnerabilities, such as wireless sniffing and session hijacking; and
  • Weak access controls.

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Web application test

Web application (software) tests

Web application tests identify security vulnerabilities introduced during the development or implementation of software or websites, including:

  • Assessing web applications for vulnerability to attacks, such as XSS (cross-site scripting);
  • Confirming the secure configuration of web browsers and identifying features that can cause vulnerabilities; and
  • Safeguarding web server security and database server security.

Book a Web Application Penetration Test

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Course

Vulnerability scans

Vulnerability scanning is an automated process that identifies, but does not assess, security flaws in your systems that cyber criminals might exploit.

With a monthly subscription to our Vulnerability Scanning Service, you can:

  • Scan for thousands of vulnerabilities, helping you see precisely what criminal hackers can see;
  • Receive a detailed report that gives you a breakdown of all your weak spots that need attention;
  • Act quickly to fix your security weaknesses before criminal hackers find and exploit them; and
  • Run and rerun scans as often as you like each month.

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Red Team Assessment

Red Team Assessment

A Red Team Assessment is a thorough investigation of your organisation’s security and ability to fend off a skilled, dedicated cyber attacker. The ‘red team’ is composed of experienced penetration testers, who will use any methods at their disposal to non-destructively gain access to your networks, systems and information.

Simulating real attacks from a threat actor’s perspective can:

  • Provide an understanding of how an attacker sees your organisation and attack surface;
  • Establish clarity around all potential targets such as critical assets; and
  • Assess your detection and response capability.

Attack scenarios can be crafted to emulate specific types of threat actor. We use traditional and non-traditional techniques to test your resilience to intrusion, fraud, data extraction, internal threats, corporate espionage and physical attacks.

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PCI ASV Scanning

PCI ASV Scanning

Comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) requirement 11.2.2 and protect your customer data with our easy-to-use scanning solution. It features:

  • An easy-to-use, self-managed, web-based scanning portal;
  • Detailed remediation guidance on identified vulnerabilities;
  • Unlimited scanning of your network;
  • Executive, Detailed and Attestation PCI reports available to download from the portal; and
  • An online SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire) available to download from the portal.

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Level 2 penetration testing

If your organisation handles sensitive information where a compromise could have a critical impact and you require a higher level of assurance than our fixed-price testing packages can provide, we can put together a comprehensive testing service to meet your requirements.

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Why choose IT Governance?

CREST-accredited testing

We are a CREST-registered company and our penetration tests are performed by a team of expert security testers. This demonstrates that we have up-to-date knowledge and the skills to address the latest vulnerabilities and techniques used by real attackers.;

Straightforward pricing

Our fixed-cost packages are ideal for small and medium-sized organisations, or those with little or no penetration testing experience.

Diverse experience and expertise

Our team has experience across a wide range of disciplines and standards, such as the PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
 

Tailored options

Our team can provide additional scoping support and expertise for organisations with more complex objectives that need a more detailed exploration of complex environments.

Our penetration tests comply with the Microsoft Rules of Engagement

For Azure clients, this means we take care to limit all penetration tests to your assets, thereby avoiding unintended consequences to your customers or infrastructure.

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