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What is Pentesting?

Pentesting or Penetration Testing is a series of simulated cyber attacks that help to detect, identify and exploit weaknesses within your business' online presence. In determining how exploitable these vulnerabilities are, and their individual and combined impact on a given environment, a pentest engagement issues a final report containing individual recommendations, a high level non-technical summary and additional metrics.

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Why Should I Conduct a Pentest?

It’s no surprise that CEOs list cyberattacks as the biggest global threat to business in the coming decade. Research predicts that the global cost of cyber crime will soar to over $6 trillion annually by 2021. Exploitation of your infrastructure can have devastating financial and reputational implications. Attackers can sit completely undetected in your network for long periods of time, giving them access to unthinkable amounts of confidential data, user passwords, business protocols and client datasets. Even with a suite of comprehensive security measures in place, no company is ever fully protected against a growing community of determined and skilled attackers. It is vital to regularly test your security setup against the latest in attack techniques.

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How We Work

Each of our services is specifically tailored to your needs and delivered by an expert tester in the field. From initial scoping to determine your requirements and expectations, through the proposal and preparation stages, to the testing, reporting and follow-up phase, our Security Consultants and Account Managers will be on hand throughout.

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We are a multilingual team of skilled Pentesters

The Azacus team have experience across a broad range of industries and sectors. We regularly scrutinise and update our own knowledge of exploits and attack techniques, continually developing our network and expertise to remain at the peak of our profession.

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Sample Report

Our Pentest Reports contain extensive details of the vulnerabilities identified throughout our engagement. This example report gives an idea of what information you can expect to find and how we present our findings to both your technical and non-technical stakeholders.

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What exactly is a

A penetration test, sometimes also referred to as Ethical Hacking, is a pre-arranged and fully agreed simulated attack of a technological asset. The different phases of a full engagement may vary but they typically comprise a pre-assessment call where you’ll express your objectives and needs, the pentest itself and the reporting phase that culminates in a full report delivered to you within five days after finalisation. If you wish, we typically recommend a post-assessment call to allow both teams to discuss the results of the engagement.


How often should I have a Pentest?

Businesses are generally advised to conduct a pentest at least once a year, as well as after any migrations, significant upgrades or modifications to their network. However, Azacus strongly advise on quarterly pentesting due to the speed at which new exploits are identified. Regular testing is often required for compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS.


How long will a Pentest take?

This varies based on the scope of the test but can be anything from a couple of days to weeks. Things that can affect the length of an engagement include the type of the test itself, network or application size, if it is internal or external facing, client-side technical limitations, etc.


Pentesting vs Automated Scans?

I run regular vulnerability scans, isn’t that enough?  Vulnerability scanning comprises an automated scan executed by a program, whereas Pentesting combines this approach with manual testing and exploitation of vulnerabilities to provide a much more in-depth assessment of hidden weaknesses. Pentesting is much more akin to “real” malicious hacking.


Is Pentesting necessary for smaller businesses?

I’m a small company with limited budget but I know I need my cybersecurity tested – is Pentesting available for me?  The short answer is yes. Azacus services range in size and cost but our team will work with you to provide the most comprehensive and useful package based on your budgets. We always recommend putting cybersecurity high on your list of priorities; with the average cost of a data breach currently over £2m, the alternative can be devastating.


What should I do with my Azacus Pentest report?

We always recommend reading your Pentest report in full, with the support of your wider technical team. Mitigation of vulnerabilities can be provided by a number of cybersecurity managed services companies ahead of a retest to ensure all changes have been effective. We also offer a call with the lead tester to run through the report with you and/or your technical team if desired.

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We work closely with you to gather as much information as possible about your requirements, desired outcomes and your wider organisational infrastructure. Contact Azacus today to begin the process of testing your network security to its limits.