Penetration testing is the manual testing of a computer system or network (usually found and exposed via a vulnerability assessment from an approved scanning vendor or ASV), in order to find and exploit vulnerabilities or “chinks in the armour” of a network’s defences.
In layman’s terms, a vulnerability assessment is the equivalent of finding a set of keys at the bottom of a driveway (there’s a vulnerability, but what that vulnerability means is undetermined). A penetration test would be the equivalent of picking those keys up and trying the keys in the lock of the front, back, garage, and car doors in order to test whether the vulnerability can be exploited. Clients will receive both a report outlining all current vulnerabilities and remediation advice for how to address the vulnerabilities found.
Secon can help find the right penetration test for you and immediately put the remediation advice into practice, securing your organisation from potential attacks.