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Why you need penetration testing

Meet compliance

Regular penetration testing is a fundamental part of meeting your organisation’s cybersecurity and compliance goals

Protect the organisation

Regular penetration testing ensures that weaknesses in company systems are identified so they can be addressed, protecting against cyber-attack 

Provide assurance

Regular penetration testing provides assurance to stakeholders that your systems and applications are secure

Blackfoot’s comprehensive range of penetration testing services make finding and fixing security weaknesses in your networks and systems simple, no matter how complex your environment might be. 

Powered by Blackfoot’s industry-leading penetration test platform, results are easily and quickly shared for quick resolution.

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What is penetration testing

Manual penetration testing is an essential component of a robust cybersecurity strategy. 

While automated tools are valuable for identifying known vulnerabilities efficiently, manual testing offers the depth, creativity and nuanced analysis necessary to uncover more complex security weaknesses and provide actionable insights to improve an organisation’s security defences.

Our method

Blackfoot’s manual penetration testing, or exploit testing, builds on vulnerability assessment results to simulate real-world attack methods.

Unlike automated vulnerability scanning, our manual penetration testing is delivered by our highly skilled testers who actively seek to progress vulnerabilities through the cyber kill-chain. They will assess the security of your environment by employing a combination of tools, techniques and, most importantly, creativity. As a CREST-certified organisation, Blackfoot penetration tests follow an approved, structured methodology.

A Blackfoot penetration test starts with a well-defined scope that dictates the targets to be tested in a five-stage approach:

Information gathering 

During this phase, our testers use open source intelligence (OSINT) to gather and collate publicly known information about the organisation to facilitate a cyber-attack.

Network mapping and target enumeration

This stage maps the application and local and adjacent network environments, to determine routes to business-critical systems and the enumeration of services presented by in-scope systems including service versions. 

Target and vulnerability analysis 

Once all services have been mapped and identified, analysis of the identified services will be performed to identify known vulnerabilities and common weakness and misconfiguration.

Controlled exploitation attempts of all identified vulnerabilities

Exploitation attempts are performed using known, verified methods. Common vulnerabilities such as injection-based attacks may require manual exploitation and generation of custom payloads created by the Blackfoot internal research team.

Access review and privilege escalation

Often, initial exploitation can result in unprivileged access to a system. Post-exploitation testing can be performed to elevate a threat actor’s privilege or allow lateral movement. These actions feed back into stage one and the process is repeated until the test objectives are achieved.

Why companies trust Blackfoot

Our penetration testing services

Blackfoot’s range of penetration and vulnerability testing services not only assess the security of your systems, but come with a host of value add services to give you actionable, insightful intelligence to keep your systems and data secure.

External Network Penetration Testing

Protect your organisation’s perimeter with Blackfoot’s external network penetration testing

Internal Network Penetration Testing

Improve your internal network cybersecurity with Blackfoot’s internal network penetration testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Ensure your web applications are secure with Blackfoot’s web application penetration testing

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Ensure your mobile applications are secure with Blackfoot’s mobile application penetration testing

API Penetration

Protect your application connections and APIs with Blackfoot’s API penetration testing

Wi-Fi Security Testing

Ensure your wireless networks are secure with Blackfoot’s Wi-Fi security testing

PCI DSS Network Segmentation Testing

Validate your PCI DSS network segmentation for scope reduction with Blackfoot’s PCI DSS network segmentation testing

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Call us on +44 (0) 203 393 7795

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