Citadel Cyber Security Services

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

OK, you have your firewall, networks, servers, backups, backup internet SIMS, a disaster recovery policy in place and have trained all your staff on the basics of cyber security. What next? What if you want to see what a potential hacker or automated virus / worm / trojan can see? Then you need pen testing. Our qualified team can test your systems to their limits and find any holes which need plugging and assist you in plugging them.


What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing is a systematic process of probing for vulnerabilities in your applications and networks. It is essentially a controlled form of hacking in which the ‘attackers’ operate on your behalf to find the sorts of weaknesses that criminals exploit.

The process of penetration testing involves assessing your chosen systems for any potential weaknesses that could result from poor or improper system configuration, known and unknown hardware or software flaws, and operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures.

An experienced penetration tester can mimic the techniques used by criminals without causing damage. These tests are usually conducted outside business hours or when networks and applications are least used, thereby minimising the impact on everyday operations.

Penetration Testing Services

IT Health Check
External network pen test
Internal network pen test
Web application pen test
Wireless pen test
Phishing pen test
Penetration testing and compliance
ISO 27001
Shop penetration testing

Penetration testing (also referred to as ‘pen testing’) is an effective method of determining the security of your networks and web applications, helping your organisation identify the best way of protecting its assets.

Understanding the vulnerabilities you face allows you to focus your efforts, rather than using broad methods that may need heavy investment without a guarantee that the vulnerabilities in your systems have been addressed.

Why conduct a penetration test?

Some of our clients reasons to carry out a pentest on their business;

“I chose to have a pentest done in response to the impact of a serious breach on a similar organisation with similar equipment.”

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“To comply with GDPR.”

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“To ensure the security of new applications I have introduced to business processes.”

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“To manage the risks of using a variety of outsourced services.”

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“To assess the risk of critical data or systems being compromised.”

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What will I find in my penetration test report?

An example of our findings;

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