Identifying and assisting with the remediation of hidden security vulnerabilities within the organization.
What is penetration testing?
Penetration testing, also known as pentesting, describes the assessment of computer networks, systems, and applications to identify and address security weaknesses.
Simplify IT's range of penetration testing engagements help organisations to effectively manage cyber security risk by identifying, safely exploiting, and helping to remediate vulnerabilities that could otherwise lead to data and assets being compromised by malicious attackers.
Why is a pen test necessary for your organization?
Prevents cybercriminals from exploiting vulnerabilities
Independent verification of security controls
Enhances awareness and comprehension of cyber security threats
Consistently demonstrates a commitment to security
Supports PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and GDPR compliance
Provides the context necessary for prioritizing future security investments
Due to the constant evolution of threats, it is recommended that every organization conduct penetration testing at least once a year, but more frequently when:
Making significant infrastructure changes
Commercialization of new products and services
Undergoing a merger or acquisition of a business
Getting ready to comply with security standards
Competitive tendering for large commercial contracts
Utilization and/or creation of customized applications
Types of penetration tests
Our penetration testing methodology
Common Security Flaws
Certain vulnerabilities are simply not detectable by automated software tools. Simplify IT's ethical hacking and security penetration testing services enable you to understand and significantly reduce your organization's cyber security risk by identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities that evade automated online scanning assessments and providing clear help and advice on how to resolve issues.
Simplify IT conducts all pen testing engagements in a confidential manner and, unlike real-world cyber-attacks, is not designed to cause damage or disruption. A pentest conducted by Simplify IT will assist in identifying vulnerabilities such as the following:
We check that the encryption methods being used to protect and transmit data are secure enough to prevent tampering and eavesdropping.
We look for open ports, use of weak password credentials and unsafe user privileges, as well as deep configuration issues that can be exploited to achieve network access.
We test whether cookies and tokens used by software applications can be exploited to hijack sessions and escalate privileges.
Can Managed IT reduce my operational costs?It varies from organization to organization. But yes, the performance of your IT assets declines as time passes. An ageing infrastructure can leave you vulnerable to a data breach, data loss and cyberattacks. When you choose a managed IT infrastructure service or cloud hosting, your IT environment is maintained and updated regularly for optimal performance at a fraction of the cost.
What value will managed services bring to my business?We aim to bring in technical value to your business in the simplest way. We’ll work with to understand the nuances of advanced technology and explain the specifics of each recommendation we present.
Will hiring an MSP be a threat to my internal IT team?We won’t be a threat, rather we’ll be an extension of your current team. We help you fill in the gaps with our expertise and industry experience.
Who is responsible of my IT systems?The IT environment involves many moving parts—storage, network, backups, security, visualization and more. When you utilize an MSP, you have access to experts such as network engineer, cloud manager, communication technicians and cybersecurity professionals. You nurture relationships with experts that builds and develops your system with an added layer of comfort making sure that you don’t waste your IT investments.
How do you monitor IT infrastructure conditions? Is it something we can see?Yes. We have a customized graphic dashboard that reports on all aspects of infrastructure and is provided to all customers subscribing to this service. Our data-driven approach to reporting enables you to see a summary of your IT infrastructure performance at any given time.