What is penetration testing?
Penetration testing (also known as pen testing or ethical/white hat hacking) is where your website, computer network or wireless network is tested to find vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker.
Our primary objectives in performing a penetration test are to:
- Identify security weaknesses in the system being tested
- Recommend remedial actions to reduce or remove the identified weaknesses
To do this we use the same techniques as a malicious attacker/black hat hacker would use, but rather than then exploiting the security vulnerability, we inform you of what we have found and provide options on how to reduce the chances of an attack being successful
What is the difference between black hat hacker and a white hat hacker?
A Black hat hacker will…
A White hat hacker will…
X Hack your website for free
✓ Hack your website and charge you for it
X Find a vulnerability
✓ Find all the known vulnerabilities
X Gain access to your website
✓ Show how others might gain access to your website
X Spread malware using your website
✓ Scan and remove any malware
X Retain access to your website forever
✓ Show how to secure your website against black hat hackers
X Destroy your company reputation
✓ Protect and enhance your reputation
X Steal your client list or other critical business information
✓ Maintain the security of your critical business information
X Expose you to the possibility of legal action
✓ Reduce the risk of legal action against you
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