Penetration Testing

Penetration tests are a form of ethical hacking where an authorised cyber security expert attempts to find holes in an organisation's I.T. infrastructure, applications or processes. The goal is to penetrate the organisation's cyber defences in a safe and controlled manner. This activity simulates a real-world hacking event on an individual or organisation, allowing them to seek, identify, analyse and secure vulnerabilities or issues - before the bad guys find them.

A successful penetration testing scenario helps to review the robustness of a cyber security program and verify that the controls in place are working as expected. The final report from the test helps refine and strengthen current cyber security programs or even to develop a new and stronger set of defences.


  • Information Gathering
  • Port Scanning
  • Enumeration
  • Reconnaissance
  • Review of Cryptography
  • Exploitation
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Reporting
  • Social Engineering
  • OSINT Techniques
  • Phishing Campaigns

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