Penetration testing (or ethical hacking) simulates hacking attempts on networks, websites and applications, in order to discover any security loop-holes that a real hacker could exploit.

Organisations are increasingly reliant upon information technology for their critical business functions and day-to-day operations. The confidentiality, availability and integrity of these systems is therefore vital to the continued success of businesses in today’s competitive marketplace.

Penetration testing provides a detailed analysis of an organisation’s security posture and can highlight areas where improvements need be made. This can help to defend against an ever-increasing level of threat from disgruntled employees, remote hackers, foreign intelligence agencies, organised crime and industrial espionage.