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Jun 15, 2022   |  By Kate Watson
Penetration Testing, by definition, is "A method for gaining assurance in the security of an IT system by attempting to breach some or all of that system's security, using the same tools and techniques as an adversary might."
May 16, 2022   |  By Kate Watson
Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and businesses need to be aware of the dangers they pose. In this blog post, we will discuss how ransomware attacks take place, the threats they pose, and the aftermath for businesses. We will also provide tips for protecting your business from ransomware attacks. If you prefer a watch over a read, our consultant breaks Ransomware down in the video below.
May 16, 2022   |  By Kate Watson
In this blog post, we will discuss what ransomware is, how it is used and the risks associated with it. We will also provide tips on how to protect yourself from ransomware attacks. If you prefer to watch Liam explain Ransomware in two minutes, click here.
Apr 19, 2022   |  By Lewis Fairburn
Did you know that a third of all businesses will experience a cyber-attack this year? And that's just the ones that are reported! The fact is, if you're not doing penetration testing on your business, you're at risk. In this blog post, we'll break down what penetration testing is and why it's so important for businesses. We'll also discuss the risks of not having security testing done, and how it can impact your bottom line.
Apr 11, 2022   |  By Lewis Fairburn
Did you know that one in six people experience a mental health problem each year in the workplace? This statistic suggests that at least 16 people a year at Pentest People will suffer from a mental health condition.
Mar 16, 2022   |  By Eime.A
A Penetration Test commonly consists of assessing; the confidentiality, integrity and availability of an information system, widely known as the CIA triad. There are numerous penetration testing approaches. This can include black-box testing, white-box testing and grey-box testing which all, in turn, provide remediation advice. However, the three types of testing define different approaches the consultant takes during an assessment and all have different benefits and disadvantages.
Mar 9, 2022   |  By Jasmine
Cybersecurity is a very unique and niche career however, with this is the shortfall of skilled workers. In comparison to other roles, cybersecurity sees one of the largest gaps in its qualified workers; in 2021, it was estimated that there was a shortfall of around 3.5 million people. Cybersecurity also sees one of the biggest discrepancies in the female to male ratio in the workplace. In 2013, it was estimated that women in cyber security represent around 10% of the global cybersecurity workforce.
Feb 28, 2022   |  By Kate Watson
Cornwall Council is warning residents about a new scam that is making the rounds on text messages. Fraudsters are sending scam messages that appear to be from the Cornwall Council, telling people that they need to isolate themselves due to being in contact with those with COVID19. They are being asked to click on a link for more information and to book a test. The text is being sent from mobile phone numbers, so it’s important to be wary of any links you receive from unknown senders.
Feb 22, 2022   |  By Lewis Fairburn
The UK’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development office (FCDO) was the target of a “serious cyber security incident”, it has emerged. The BBC understands unidentified hackers got inside the FCDO systems but were detected. This is just the latest in a spate of attacks on government departments in what seems to be an attempt to gain access to sensitive information.
Feb 18, 2022   |  By Kate Watson
Apple iPhone users are one of the largest targets when it comes to cyber-attacks. Apple uncovered its biggest hack in history last November, which went undetected for five years. At the time they alerted users who had fallen victim to the colossal Apple cyber attack. The hack targeted Apple’s iCloud service and was able to gain access to users’ photos, videos, and other personal information.
May 16, 2022   |  By Pentest People
This week Liam gives you a breakdown of Ransomware, why it's so dangerous to businesses and how to improve your security posture to allow less risk.
May 3, 2022   |  By Pentest People
Today Barney breaks down Ransomware as a threat to businesses, how ransomware attacks are deployed and the damage to organisations hit by this form of attack.
Apr 14, 2022   |  By Pentest People
We speak to Eime regarding the three different most widely used methodologies and how Pentest People incorporates them into their own testing methodologies to provide the most fine-tuned and effective penetration tests.
Apr 4, 2022   |  By Pentest People
Our TechBites answer the most asked questions within 2 minutes! Lets start with Penetration Testing, why its so important and why businesses need regular testing.
Feb 28, 2022   |  By Pentest People
In this week's news clip we discuss the recent text scam that was warned by Cornwall Council. Fake Track & Trace messages were sent to members of the public in the hope they'd click on the links, likely unloading ransomware or stealing details.
Feb 22, 2022   |  By Pentest People
This week the Pentest People news bite covers the cyber attack on the foreign office. Looking into what happened, who was responsible and what it means for the rest of the industry.
Feb 18, 2022   |  By Pentest People
One of our consultants sits down to discuss hacks on apple devices, what it means for mobile users and ultimately what they can do to protect themselves from hackers.
Feb 7, 2022   |  By Pentest People
We take a quick look at the European oil hack and its effect on the current infrastructure as well as covering some typical advice for businesses that may be worried about targeted attacks.
Dec 21, 2021   |  By Pentest People
Its been 4 amazing years since Pentest People was founded, we've grabbed a few of our team to talk about their time here and offer some light into the culture at Pentest People.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By Pentest People
Our team walkthrough the main scams used by hackers around the festive period, what to look out for and how you can stay protected.

Pentest People are a UK-based boutique security consultancy focussing on bringing the benefits of Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) to all its clients. This innovative approach to security testing combines the benefits of a consultant-led penetration test and vulnerability assurance through a technologically advanced SecurePortal, providing a living threat system to its clients and benefit through the life of the contract rather than just a single point in time.

Redefining Penetration Testing engagements to bring you Penetration Testing as a Service:

  • Penetration Testing: Pentest People can provide all levels of Penetration Testing based on your exacting requirements. Internal and External assessments can be performed against all types of digital infrastructure.
  • Web Application Testing: Vulnerabilities in modern-day Web Applications have become a major entry point to corporate networks and also have led to many high-profile security breaches.
  • Social Engineering: Pentest People can help you design, plan and execute a Social Engineering engagement that can assess your business-critical controls, policies and procedures within your organisation.

A Fresh Approach to Penetration Testing.