Incise expert penetration testers conduct comprehensive in-depth assessments of IT systems, with the owner’s permission, revealing hidden secrets in the same way as real attackers do. We help to transform the technical findings into immediately actionable remediation steps – aiming to protect your needs and hard-won reputation.
Our penetration testing service involves an active analysis of the asset for any potential security vulnerability. This could result from poor or improper configuration, both known and unknown hardware or software flaws, and operational weaknesses in process or technical countermeasures. The analysis is carried out to simulate real-life cyber-attacks from the position of a potential attacker and can involve active exploitation of security vulnerabilities. We will work closely with you to help identify and eliminate areas of potential risk. Any security issues that are found will be presented to your organisation, together with an assessment of their impact, and often with a proposal for mitigation or a technical solution
A pen test will help you:
- Proactively quantify and reduce business risk
- Validate the effectiveness of your security safeguards
- Protect your brand reputation and maintain customer loyalty
- Avoid costly network downtime
- Avoid fines while meeting regulatory requirements
- Get tailored reports to help you prioritise remediation for your business.
Social Engineering Services
Social engineering is the process of finding personally identifiable or sensitive information in order to deceive or manipulate a person or organisation into performing an action which breaches physical or information security.
We will check whether your organisation is resistant to a variety of simulated social engineering attacks, conducted over the Internet, over the phone or physically at your premises. We understand that information for organisations is a key asset and protecting that information is vital. Organisations can spend large amounts of money protecting the IT infrastructure on which the information is stored and processed, but sometimes overlook the weakest point of the system – the users.
The aim of social engineering is to extract sensitive company information by exploiting your personnel. Social engineering as a method of information gathering has become more prominent in recent years due to media attention and advancements in computer security. Readily available information may allow an attacker to obtain details about an organisation, employees and the infrastructure utilised by them. We recognise that all organisations are different so a personal approach is always undertaken.
Phishing Campaign Services
Test how well your employees follow your cyber security policy and what information they are prepared to reveal to a malicious party.
Phishing is an online deception and fraud technique. Phishing attacks are designed to entice you to click on a link to a trusted website via email or text message, with the intent to download malicious software or encourage you to disclose sensitive or personal information.
Why should you run a phishing campaign?
Fraudulently obtaining security information such as usernames and password through phishing scams is the fastest rising online crime method used for stealing personal information and perpetrating identity theft. By running a phishing campaign, you can find out which of your employees is vulnerable to deception and how your organisation compares with similar-sized entities in your market segment.
While employee vulnerability is generally decreasing due to awareness in modern organisations, malware infection is on the rise. There have been several cases in the last year of ransomware attacks taking a hold of an organisations infrastructure and encrypting their data due to an employee clicking on a malicious link which they believed to be genuine.
How do we conduct a phishing campaign?
Our phishing campaigns involve targeting a wide group of users in your organisation by sending them an email that entices them to visit a web application and perform a task, such as entering their log in credentials. We do this with no knowledge of your technical structure and it is usually formed as a generic mail, for example offers from online shops, interesting news articles or changes to their accounts, to try to convince the users to open a malicious attachment or clink on a bad link.
Our phishing campaigns can also be re-run after implementing updated security policies or employee awareness training to evaluate improvement.
Managed Vulnerability Scanning
Regular penetration testing reports showing either complete system status or changes since your last vulnerability scan, are provided by our dedicated security experts. We reduce your administrative and maintenance burdens so you can better focus on protecting your assets and, most importantly, reducing business risk. Managed vulnerability scanning is vital to identify and remediate vulnerabilities within your IT environment, before hackers can gain exploit them. And overall can reduce and manage risk on an on-going basis to prevent cyber-attacks on external-facing networks. However, it is recommended to carry out vulnerability scanning alongside regular penetration testing, to ensure all bases are covered. Vulnerability Scanning helps you:
- Quantify what exposure you have to attack and the data that is potentially at risk, allowing you to make an informed and proportionate response
- Protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your network
- Enhance your business continuity by reducing the probability of a security breach or exploitation of IT assets
- Comply with existing regulations and any security certifications you hold
- Verify and evaluate your IT security investments and existing protective and preventive measures
- Establish a high-level overview of your technical security posture, indicating if any further steps, such as penetration testing or policy reviews, are required.