Penetration Testing

We safely simulate the latest threats and attacks to help you identify and understand your security vulnerabilities through our penetration testing services.

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What is a Pen Test?

Penetration tests or pentests are designed to uncover weaknesses in your IT systems that could be exploited and used against you.

Whilst a vulnerability scan uses automated tools to find potential exploits, a penetration test involves a professional replicating the many different tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by hackers in the real-world. By nature, a penetration test cannot be fully automated as it involves a specialist penetration tester looking for things that are outside of the norm.

By proactively finding and exploiting security vulnerabilities with pentests, we’ll help you to manage and improve your security posture to keep attackers and intruders at bay.

Pen testing services form part of a strong cyber security strategy

With cyber threats continually evolving and growing in number, regular pen testing is a key component of any business’s cyber security strategy.

Is security pen testing a legal requirement? Yes! It is a periodic requirement for organisations that need to comply with standards such as PCI DSS and ISO 27001.

Security Penetration Testing Services

Air Sec’s team of highly-skilled penetration testers are experienced and fully certified by accreditation bodies such as OSCP, CREST and EC-Council. This means we can thoroughly test all aspects of your IT environment.

But what does penetration testing involve? Using specialist threat intelligence and ethical hacking techniques, we’ll attempt to infiltrate your systems identifying any vulnerabilities that could cause your business security to be compromised. We’ll help you prioritise and remediate risk in order of severity to strengthen your security and keep you one step ahead of cybercriminals.

Infrastructure & Network Penetration Tests

Our Network Penetration Testing service provides a comprehensive assessment of your IT environment and its resilience to cyber-attack. By leveraging exploits inside and outside your organisation, we’ll demonstrate how a hacker might gain access and control of your network.

We use two main penetration testing methods, covering your external and internal network security.

  • External penetration testing

An external pen test aims to mimic a hacker attempting to access your network online by exploiting security issues and vulnerabilities in any systems, services and applications connected to the public Internet.

We’ll assess and rigorously test all your internet-facing assets including firewalls, web applications, the company website, as well as email and domain name servers. As part of an external pen test, our role is to identify any issues that could lead to a breach of your external network perimeter.

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  • Internal penetration testing

Our internal pen test aims to discover exactly what an inside attacker could achieve with access to your network. For instance, this could be where your external defences have been breached by a hacker or misused by an employee gone rogue. For example, it could be in the case of a phishing attack, where credentials were stolen from an employee.

We’ll emulate the actions and objectives of malicious insiders in order to identify risk and protect your business from illicit activity such as data theft and operational disruption.

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  • Blind testing

Black box, or blind testing is where our pen tester is given very little information on your organisation before actually carrying out the test. Using this methodology helps us to provide you with an in-depth insight into how an actual cyberattack could take place.

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  • Double-blind testing

Double-blind penetration testing takes the authenticity one step further. Both the pentester and your internal team is kept in the dark, making for the most realistic test. This type of pen testing is particularly useful in measuring the effectiveness of your in-house SOC, looking at how they would detect and defend against attacks.

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Other types of penetration testing

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  • Wireless Pentesting

Wireless networks offer great flexibility for employees, but they can also allow cybercriminals to enter your systems without permission when they’re managed ineffectively.

We’ll assess your wireless infrastructure including corporate and guest Wi-Fi networks to detect any exploitable vulnerabilities such as unsecure encryption protocols, misconfigurations, weak access controls and more. This will enable you to maintain the integrity of your wireless infrastructure and protect your business from would-be attackers.

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  • Web Application Penetration Testing

Web penetration testing involves looking at web applications such as websites and web services which are commonly targeted by cybercriminals. This is due to the vast amount of sensitive data they process e.g. personal and financial information. Since many businesses lack the skill to develop and maintain their web-based assets in-house, this can leave them exposed to a wide range of cyber weaknesses.

We’ll put your web applications through rigorous penetration testing, incorporating APIs and any other custom or third-party integrations. Fully aligned with OWASP’s top ten security risks, our penetration testing methods will identify any vulnerabilities that could leave your business open to attack.

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  • Social Engineering

Employees are your first line of defence and must be vigilant to protect themselves from social engineering attacks. This is where hackers attempt to trick users into revealing sensitive information or perform actions such as clicking dangerous links and opening malicious attachments, which are sometimes known as phishing attacks.

We’ll put your team to the test with customisable phishing and vishing campaigns, to check their awareness and susceptibility to attack through fraudulent emails and phone calls.

We’ll closely monitor results and report back with our findings, identifying any improvements such as employee awareness training needs.

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Why choose us for pen testing?

Experts in IT and cyber security

With full expertise in IT and security, we’ll safely exploit your security vulnerabilities and minimise disruption to operations.

Remediating cyber threats and vulnerabilities

We’ll identify risk and help address weak points to strengthen and improve your security posture.

Qualified security experts

All our penetration testers are trained and accredited Offensive Security Certified Professionals (OSCP) and work in accordance with industry best practice.

A partner you can trust

We follow proven and ethical penetration testing standards and provide a full report of your vulnerabilities with recommended remedial actions. Contact us today to find out more about our penetration testing costs and services.


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