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Protecting your business systems against cyberattack starts with knowing exactly where you’re vulnerable. Take the first step towards better defence with BCN’s Penetration Testing service.
Penetration testing is a form of ethical hacking that’s designed to help businesses identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in their systems. During a test, third-party experts launch a simulated, real-world ‘attack’ on business systems, networks and applications to try and gain access to critical infrastructure – just like a hacker would.
As a controlled ‘attack,’ penetration testing helps businesses stay one step ahead of genuine threats – proactively assessing their cyber security posture, identifying vulnerabilities, gauging cyber risks and pinpointing all the access points where a breach could occur.
Armed with this information, businesses are able to strengthen their cyber defences against the risk of actual, and potentially catastrophic, attack.
how it works
Almost half of all successful cyberattacks on UK businesses happen because of vulnerabilities in business IT systems. Penetration testing is a controlled and systematic attack on your business infrastructure that involves probing for vulnerabilities in networks, applications and even processes. Its aim is to uncover everything from misconfigured hardware and unpatched software to user authentication vulnerabilities within the network. The ‘hackers’ working to infiltrate the system have the ultimate goal of gaining access to critical systems, stealing sensitive data and taking control of the network – much like a genuine cyber-attacker.
Operational weakness in processes
Hardware or software vulnerabilities
What are the benefits of Penetration Testing?
Penetration testing is one of the best proactive cybersecurity measures a business can take because it offers a way to find and fix vulnerabilities before an attacker can exploit them and cause any actual harm. Regular penetration testing helps businesses:
Prioritise cybersecurity on an ongoing basis
Gain real-world insight into network vulnerabilities
Test new software and systems for vulnerabilities
Identify new flaws in existing software
Ensure security controls are effective across all business systems
Support compliance with relevant data protection laws and regulations
Demonstrate to customers that data protection is being taken seriously
Meet the requirements of cyber insurers
BCN offers internal and external network as well as web application penetration testing services. Find out more about each of our services below.
Internal network testing is designed to replicate what an attacker could do if they gained access to your network. It will test:
External network testing looks at security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to give hackers access from outside your network. It will look at:
Web application testing is designed to ensure all your business’s internet-based applications, platforms and websites are secured against attack. It will focus on:
Follow the link to discuss penetration testing or speak to one of our experts on 0345 095 7000
Cybersecurity is an ongoing concern for businesses, and mitigating the risk is about proactively safeguarding your systems and knowing exactly what you need to do protect them. BCN’s Penetration Testing service is designed to put this crucial data at your fingertips, giving you all the knowledge and guidance you need to fix vulnerabilities, shore up your defences and strengthen your cyber security.
As a Cyber Essentials certification body, BCN Group is committed to helping businesses protect themselves in line with NCSC best practices.
As a certified Microsoft Solutions partner, BCN’s experts have the specialist technical knowledge it takes to secure your environment.
Microsoft solutions partner
As well as testing your system security, we provide access to a range of bespoke security solutions to help you fix any vulnerabilities and protect your critical infrastructure against attack.
Follow the link or speak to one of our experts on 0345 095 7000