Penetration testing, or ethical hacking, involves Intertek actively testing websites, devices and infrastructure for security vulnerabilities, so that any such weakness may be closed before it’s identified and exploited by a hacker.
The need to test the security of an organisation’s network defences and key systems has never been greater, driven by the growth in connected devices and cloud-based applications and the increasing frequency, sophistication and damaging nature of cyber-attacks.
A regular cycle of penetration testing demonstrates:
Intertek’s penetration tests are delivered by experienced testers following an agreed methodology and using safe and proven tools. Clients are provided with a prioritised list of security weaknesses alongside cost effective actions to improve security.
Penetration testing allows organisations to address both assurance and certification needs:
Tests can target a range of system types including:
Tests can be performed from an external perspective to target Internet facing systems, and from an internal perspective to assess servers and end user devices.
The objective of a penetration test assignment may include: