A penetration test is a simulation of a hacker attack on a network,
system, application or website used to discover existing weaknesses
before hackers find and exploit them. We determine feasibility of an
attack and the amount of business impact of a successful network
We test and report all potential vulnerabilities both externally and
internally that result from improper system configuration, hardware or
software flaws and missing patches. Any security issues that are
found will be presented to the system owner together with an assessment
of their impact and often with a proposal for mitigation or a technical
Our network security assessment team’s approach addresses
wide-ranging needs for our clients and we offer an in-depth and
comprehensive penetration testing service that audit systems from an
external or internal perspective. External penetration testing -
usually takes place across the Internet to simulate the view of your
systems through the eyes of a potential attacker.
Internal penetration testing - enables a business to comprehensively
evaluate how easily internal employees are able to access sensitive
Preventing financial loss through fraud (hackers, extortionists and disgruntled employees).
Protecting your brand by avoiding loss of consumer confidence and business reputation.
Proving due diligence and compliance to your industry regulators, customers and shareholders.
Non-compliance can result in your organization losing business, receiving heavy fines, gathering bad PR or ultimately failing.
What is tested?
Operating systems (Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac), applications, networking equipment.
Wireless (WIFI, Bluetooth etc.)
Personnel (screening process, social engineering etc.)
Physical (access controls, dumpster diving etc.).
IT governance is a critical component of corporate governance; it provides a useful tool for benchmarking the balance and effectiveness of IT governance practices within an organization. It also provides structured guidance on how to approach practical assistance and
guidance for practitioners in an Organization. It ensure that the organization’s IT is aligned with, and supports, the business objectives; delivers value; manages risk associated with IT; manages its IT resources effectively and efficiently; and measures its own performance.
There are a number of reasons why IT Governance has become a significant issue within business organizations.
Some of the reasons are:
•The Board and Senior Management demand a better ROII (no that’s not a typo — it’s Return
on Investment in IT)
• IT has an upward spiral when it comes to costs and expenditures
•Regulatory requirements are increasing daily
•Outsourcing is becoming as common a solution as in-housing
•Risks are becoming increasing more complex
•Businesses need to know how they’re doing compared to other like businesses