Defining Penetration Testing

A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is a simulated cyberattack against your computer system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities. In the context of web application security, penetration testing is commonly used to augment a web application firewall.


Web penetration testing can involve the attempted breaching of any number of application systems,  frontend/backend servers) to uncover vulnerabilities, such as unsanitized inputs that are susceptible to code injection attacks.

Each assessment is customized and fully integrated to offer the best scope in thinking like an attacker.

The cybersecurity services include:

  • External assessment – attempted breaches from outside your network
  • Internal assessment – mimicking the actions of a malicious insider
  • Wireless assessment – wireless encryption, rogue detection, war-driving/walking
  • Web application assessment – customized testing of business applications
  • Social engineering assessment – revealing weaknesses in employee practices