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Security Assurance Services

Identifying and remediating exploitable vulnerabilities and misconfigurations is a staple of the cyber security services industry, but can often fail to reflect the real ways an attacker will target an organisation. Our flexible testing model and threat-led approach pinpoints the areas of greatest risk from the perspective of an attacker, aligning the cost of control with risk exposure for optimal security testing and remediation.

Security Assurance Capability Overview

Security assurance has traditionally been provided through the medium of Penetration Testing, designed to identify and categorise all vulnerabilities within a narrow scope to be remediated in order of criticality.

However, this approach can result in excess vulnerability ‘noise’ whereby the sheer volume of findings prevents effective remediation, and duplicated findings after each test.

We simulate the techniques and tradecraft leveraged by advanced cyber attackers to deliver an authentic assessment of resilience to real-world cyber threats. Our goal-focused approach is designed to reduce vulnerability noise by focusing on the issues which are most likely to be exploited during an attack, with the greatest potential impact to your business.

Outcomes You Achieve

exploitable flaws

Focus on securing against issues that can be leveraged by an attacker to cause real harm to your business

technical risk

Communicate technical risk in business terms to demonstrate the value of cyber security investment.

vulnerability noise

Reduce security overheads by focusing on identifying and remediating the issues posing greatest risk.

Increase security confidence

Build customer, regulator, and stakeholder security confidence and satisfy your compliance needs.

Our Solutions

The list below isn’t exhaustive and we regularly combine elements (and add new ones) to create custom solutions, solving unique challenges and delivering specific outcomes for our clients.

Penetration Testing (Internal / External)

Attackers rarely target a specific application or component in isolation.

Open-scope Penetration Testing enables organisations to understand how security flaws can be chained by an adversary across a broader network environment to cause harm to the business. This can be performed from both an external and internal perspective, simulating the threat posed by an internet-based adversary or an attacker with a pre-existing foothold in the network.

Application Penetration Testing

Regular security testing is a key part of the assurance lifecycle for digital applications.

Identifying vulnerabilities that could affect the confidentiality, integrity or availability of systems or data. We combine automated and manual testing, from both an authenticated and unauthenticated perspective, using a repeatable methodology based on industry standards. Our approach addresses key vulnerability types and sub-types, while enabling the human tester to apply their intuition to discover more complex vulnerabilities.

Network Penetration Testing

Maintaining robust network infrastructure is critical to preventing the disruption or destruction of critical business services.

Encompassing all networked devices and connecting infrastructure such as routers, switches, systems, and hosts. Network testing can be performed from both an external and internal perspective, to determine the susceptibility of the attack surface to breaches, and effectiveness of defensive controls against network traversal and the compromise of critical information assets.

Physical Penetration Testing

Cyber attackers are not constrained to virtual methods of achieving their goals.

While virtual attack vectors often represent the route of least complexity and risk for an attacker, cyber criminals can turn to physical methods to bypass virtual controls protecting an organisation’s digital assets, gaining direct access to internal systems and physically stored information. We perform both covert and collaborative assessments to assess the implementation of physical controls and safeguards, and improve resilience to hybrid attacks.

Managed Vulnerability Scanning

Regularly scanning for vulnerabilities is complementary to manual Penetration Testing, providing visibility of exposure to ‘known-bad’ vulnerabilities.

This ensures that emerging exploits affecting your assets can be identified and remediated early without relying on the next scheduled test to discover. We provide cost effective security protection and vulnerability alerting, with continuous scanning to identify and remediate emerging vulnerabilities and reduce the potential window of exploitation for attackers.

Build / Configuration Review

Uplifting the standard level of security for networked devices is a cost-effective and scalable means of increasing the security baseline across the organisation.

We audit the operating system and security configurations of target servers, workstations, and other employee or organisational devices to enhance ‘default’ controls protecting against common attacker tactics and techniques such as privilege escalation, malware delivery, and exploitation of software vulnerabilities.

Firewall Configuration Review

Secure Firewall configuration is dependent upon defined rules that monitor and filter incoming and outgoing network traffic.

We assess the effectiveness and suitability of the rulesets applied to evaluate whether the Firewall configuration is appropriate for the environment in which it is deployed. Reviewing Firewall configuration provides assurance that inappropriate rules are not applied, increasing the attack surface or introducing unnecessary risk.

Code Security Review

In-depth analysis of an application’s codebase can be performed to validate that the application has been coded in-line with industry best practice.

We perform dynamic and static analysis using both manual and automated methods to uncover more sophisticated vulnerabilities which will not be identified during routine testing. This level of testing is typically reserved for in-house custom developed applications with strict compliance requirements, representing the highest level of assessment.

Cloud Security Assessment

Testing in the cloud differs from traditional testing in that it focuses primarily on the audit of controls that can be applied from the management plane as opposed to vulnerability testing of the underlying infrastructure (or “fabric”).

We use a combination of automated tooling and manual investigation from an authenticated perspective to identify all the services deployed within the environment and any misconfigurations or control gaps affecting them.

Optimise your investment

Combine assurance activities with Security Hardening to ensure that testing is aligned with the most prevalent and impactful attack paths across your network, enabling you to optimise your investment and maximise security value.

Blue Team
Managed Service

Human-driven cyber security protection, detection, and response designed for your business; providing round the clock defence that is tuned to combat the threats you face.


Achieve the cyber security outcomes you need.

We work to enable effective cyber security for our clients; helping them to future proof their cyber defences and realise genuine improvement over time.