We would always suggest that any business with even half an interest in protecting its resources, carries out regular penetration tests (pentest) – at the bare minimum when a system (physical or IT related) is implemented to ensure that it has been done properly.
If you have an internet facing computer system, use e-commerce or simply have a website for marketing purposes then commissioning a pentest will help ensure that you can find out what to fix before the hacker finds it and exploits it. However, even if you don’t rely on the internet, you can still use a pentest to verify your physical and employee security processes. Without the assurance provided by an independent test, you can never be sure what you have works properly.
To help businesses with the sometimes tricky process of finding a pentest company, scoping the requirements properly and then interpreting the results Halkyn Security Consulting has produced a business guide to penetration tests for free download.
If you have any questions, or need advice with setting up a pentest or understanding the results, then please get in touch and our consultants will be happy to help you.
Please note: Halkyn Consulting is not a pentesting company. We do not carry out pentests for any clients. However we will work with your business to ensure that you get the best quality of service that meets your specific needs from any pentesting company you chose to use. As an independent consultancy we are also able to help you select which company will fit your needs.