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A penetration test is a set of procedures designed to bypass the security controls of an IT system in order to test that system's resistance to attack.
Essentially it is a form of ethical hacking to identify and assess vulnerabilities in your computer systems before they are found by the wrong people.
Regular pen testing will provide management with confidence that the organisation's IT systems are secure from attack and provide reassurance to customers (who are more aware than ever before of the potential threat of online information theft) that their data is adequately protected.
A pen test is a key requirement in determining whether security policies are effective, and is also essential for compliance to financial regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance to PCI DSS for online payments, and for certification to standards such as ISO 27001.
Dionach offer a range of penetration testing services including:
Identify vulnerabilities exposed through your internet gateways to external attacks on your systems.
Ensure that your websites, web shops, intranets, extranets and web based applications are secure.
Check your mobile apps and related web services for mobile app specific vulnerabilities.
Assess risks posed by hackers or malicious employees with access to your internal systems.
Check resilience of staff and technical controls to social engineering attacks, which include phishing, telephone social engineering and physical intrusion testing.
Dionach pen tests are carried out in an environment any potential hacker would be faced with and our highly skilled CREST and CHECK qualified consultants will use a combination of manual methods, commercial and non-commercial tools to carry out a full security vulnerability assessment.
For further information on how Dionach carry out a pen test read about our penetration testing features.
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