SureCloud’s external network penetration testing incorporates infrastructure-level targeting of your organisation’s exposed network, which may include specific network addresses or ranges (governed by IP addresses or hostnames), alongside information that is discovered freely on the public internet.
The external phase starts with reconnaissance, where our cybersecurity team performs both passive and active detection of available network services, such as using search engine results and network scanners. It is often found where organisations are not aware of the information available online where search engines have cached information that should not be publicly accessible.
Further steps along in our methodology also consist of more active measures such as port and vulnerability scanning which can identify vulnerable services that are accessible and facing the internet (for example a database server), with manually-led and creative exploitation of any of these exposed services. The overall aim of an external penetration test is to demonstrate what an attacker with no prior knowledge of the organisation can gain from the perimeter infrastructure.
of organizations say their current cyber defences are not enough
of organizations have experienced at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past 12 months
of US companies admitted that they have ignored a critical security flaw, citing a lack of necessary skills
“We trialled a number of other companies which were technically capable, but SureCloud not only matched them but outperformed them in terms of customer support and user experience.”Caius Ajiz, Ops Lead, Chelmsford City Council
"We have used SureCloud’s penetration testing, vulnerability management, and social engineering services for our annual PSN IT Health Check recently and have been very impressed with the professionalism of the overall service that we have received. This includes helping us to define the requirements, the on-site work completed by their technical white-hat experts, the technical and management reports and the prompt responses to any follow-up questions and advice that help us resolve or mitigate any identified vulnerabilities. The results are presented to you using an online platform, which is very easy to use and has all of the information required to help you resolve any identified issues."Russell Armstrong, IT Security Manager, Suffolk County Council