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Penetration Testing
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Partner with Australia’s foremost expert in penetration testing to fortify your business against prevailing and emerging cyber threats. At the heart of our mission is pinpointing vulnerabilities in your security framework – before they are exploited by cybercriminals. Vulnerabilities are doorways for hackers; at Vectra, we shut those doors, ensuring the sanctity and safety of your data. In adherence to the stringent guidelines set forth by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, Vectra’s penetration testing service meets all the necessary requirements PCI DSS Compliance.

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What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing is a comprehensive assessment of an organisation’s security posture, encompassing network, application, infrastructure, and mobile systems. Vectra’s pen testing services offer an in-depth analysis of vulnerabilities within these components by simulating malicious attempts to exploit security weaknesses. Upon completing the evaluation, we deliver a detailed report outlining any vulnerabilities or potential concerns and provide recommendations for enhancing your business’s security defenses.

Proactively conducting penetration testing helps improve information security and is a critical aspect of a robust defense strategy. As one of the leading companies in Australia specialising in application penetration testing, Vectra is committed to ensuring businesses stay ahead of potential threats.

This method, often referred to as ethical hacking, aims to bolster security rather than compromise sensitive data. To be effective, penetration testing must encompass both applications and their supporting network infrastructure.

Penetration tests can be conducted in two ways:

  • From an external attacker’s perspective, without prior knowledge of your business.
  • As an internal attacker with credentials or access to the internal network.

By performing pen tests, organisations lay a solid foundation for enhancing their security systems, mitigating risks, and safeguarding valuable data from potential threats.

Penetration Testing Services

Use a leading provider of Penetration Testing Australia

Vectra carries out comprehensive penetration testing across Australia, providing expert consulting services in major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane.

Complying with the rigorous standards set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, Vectra’s penetration testing service fulfills all prerequisites for PCI DSS compliance.

Positioned as a leader in the field of penetration testing, we set ourselves apart as one of the few application penetration testing companies in Australia that can not only deliver exceptional testing services but also provide valuable assistance in ensuring your organisation’s compliance with industry standards.

Network penetration testing is an imperative process that examines an organisation’s network security, including routers, switches, and firewalls. By emulating real-world attack scenarios, it uncovers vulnerabilities and reinforces defenses against cyber threats, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of vital business information and resources.

Application penetration testing is an essential procedure that evaluates the security of software applications, identifying potential flaws and weaknesses. By simulating genuine cyberattack strategies, it unveils vulnerabilities and bolsters defenses, ensuring the safety of sensitive data and promoting robust protection against potential exploitation by malicious actors.

Infrastructure penetration testing is a crucial technique that assesses an organisation’s IT infrastructure security, encompassing servers, networks, and storage systems. By proactively identifying weak points and addressing potential risks, this approach fortifies defenses against cyberattacks, ensuring overall system stability and safeguarding critical business assets.

Mobile penetration testing is an essential practice that scrutinises the security of mobile applications, devices, and their underlying infrastructure. By simulating real-world attack scenarios, this methodology detects vulnerabilities and safeguards sensitive data, fortifying mobile ecosystems against potential threats and enhancing user privacy and protection.

Pen Testing Methodology

Our well-established 6-step approach to penetration testing is grounded in industry best practices, ensuring that our clients consistently receive high-quality results and robust protection against potential threats.

Our team of seasoned experts employ a combination of commercial, open-source, and custom-developed penetration testing tools to perform the tests. Furthermore, we utilise an assortment of automated tools tailored to your specific business needs.

Some of these tools are akin to those employed by cyber attackers seeking to gain unauthorised access to your sensitive data.

Outlined below is our comprehensive 6-step approach to penetration testing:

  1. Information Gathering: Collecting data essential for planning and strategising security attacks.
  2. Threat Modelling: Devising methods to assess and test identified weaknesses within the system.
  3. Vulnerability Analysis: Determining possible entry points for potential attackers to exploit.
  4. Exploitation: Attempting to access sensitive information by exploiting detected vulnerabilities.
  5. Post Exploitation: Assessing the level of risk posed by known weaknesses within your business.
  6. Reporting: Delivering a detailed report outlining strategies to enhance your organisation’s security and mitigate potential risks.

Regulatory Requirements and Governance

Penetration tests are a mandatory requirement for meeting several regulations, including PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA and HIPAA.

Check your defences with Vectra's Penetration Testing Services