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Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is a core skill at Cyber Research where we’ve helped hundreds of companies over many years test their networks, websites, applications and systems for hidden vulnerabilities which can be exploited by hackers.  A penetration test, often called a pen test, is an authorized simulated attack on a computer system that looks for security weaknesses, gaining access to the system’s features and data. Pen testing remains one of the most popular and effective ways to test the real security stance of applications, systems and networks and should be a central part of every company’s security strategy. Over the years Cyber Research has built an enviable business reputation for authentic penetration testing as close to real-hacking as an authorised test can get. We test all kinds of systems from web and mobile apps to SCADA and Operational Technology.

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Red Team Testing

For organisations with established security teams and investments, Red Team testing is an essential way to drive continuous improvement in security. Cyber Research are highly experienced Red Team testers, providing highly authentic attack scenarios over sustained timeframes to Government and Large corporations operating mission critical infrastructure to the public, such as transport and telecommunications. Red Teams test all facets of an organisation’s security posture, human, physical and technical, finding the gaps in security overlooked by even the most rigorous of organisations. We plan each Red Team meticulously, seeking to achieve an audacious goal such as total business or network compromise. In dozens of engagements we’ve been 100% successful so far. The insight that we can provide to our customers leads to highly effective, targeted security improvements which go a long way to shutting the door on real-world hackers.

Secure Code Review

Code review is probably the single-most effective technique for identifying security flaws in applications. When used together with manual penetration testing, code review can significantly increase the cost effectiveness of an application security verification. Cyber Research has reviewed code for dozens of organisations. We’ve embedded our specialists into development teams to help change insecure development practices and ensure security is built-in from the word go in software development processes.

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Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability management is the cyclical practice of identifying, classifying, remediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities, in software and systems. Vulnerability management is integral to computer security and network security and a core offering at Cyber Research. We use the world’s best scanning software tools to scan systems in search of known vulnerabilities such as open ports, insecure software configurations, and susceptibility to malware infections. Open vulnerabilities are consistently the cause of major data breaches and business compromise. We work without customers to systematically identify, patch and fix vulnerabilities to reduce and eradicate the window of opportunity for exploit.