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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does Penetration Testing Mean?

Penetration testing, also called pen testing,ethical hacking, or white hat hacking, is the practice of hacking a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit.

How is it different from black hat hacking?

Although we have the same skills, white hat hackers will take your authorisation and will only test within the limited scope of the client, only for the purpose of maximising your security.

Why do I need Penetration Testing (white hack hacking , red teaming)?

-Performing regular penetration tests allows your organisation to evaluate its security and prioritise risk.
-A real-life approach in testing your company's security by performing a real-life hack using a real-life hacker
-Maintaining a secure environment is a great advantage for your business's success and customer trust.   
-Avoid Costly Data Breaches and Loss of Business Operability 
-Comply with Industry Standards and Regulations

 

How often should Pen Tests be performed?

Penetration Tests and vulnerability scans should be performed on a regular bases to fix any discovered vulnerabilities before they are exploited by an attacker. How often should you perform a pen test depends on your organisation. Contact us to discuss your cyber security needs and learn about our subscription services.

How much does it cost , and how long does it take?

The cost for penetration testing varies greatly. A number of factors are used to determine pricing including, the type of the target , the size , the complexity , and the type of pen test performed , we will need to set up a scoping meeting to be able to accurately provide you with all the needed information.