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What is penetration testing?

Penetration testing, also known as pentesting, is the assessment of computer networks, systems, and applications to identify and address security flaws.

3Columns is an award-winning provider of penetration testing services. Our CREST penetration testing engagements assist organisations in effectively managing cyber security risk by identifying, safely exploiting, and assisting in the remediation of vulnerabilities that could otherwise result in malicious attackers compromising data and assets.

Comprehensive Penetration Testing Services

Web Application Penetration Testing

Web application penetration testing entails a methodical series of steps aimed at gathering information about the target system, identifying vulnerabilities or flaws in it, and researching exploits that will succeed against those flaws or vulnerabilities and compromise the web application.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile app pentesting is a simulated attack that is used to identify any security flaws in your company's iOS or Android apps. Our CREST-approved mobile app pentests include an assessment of both the application on the mobile device and the back-end web services (API) that support the application.

External Infrastructure Pen Testing

An external network or infrastructure penetration test examines your network for vulnerabilities and security flaws that opportunistic and determined hackers could exploit. It encompasses: identifying vulnerabilities in the defined external infrastructure; attempting to exploit any identified vulnerabilities; and delivering a report containing an ordered list of issues, their associated risk, and remediation advice for identified vulnerabilities.

Cloud-Based Penetration Testing

Cloud Penetration Testing is a legally sanctioned simulated cyber-attack on a system hosted on a Cloud provider, such as Amazon's AWS or Microsoft's Azure. The primary goal of a cloud penetration test is to identify a system's weaknesses and strengths so that its security posture can be accurately assessed.

Wireless Penetration Testing

Wireless penetration testing entails identifying and inspecting the connections between all devices connected to the company's wifi. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other internet of things (IoT) devices are examples of these devices.

Internal Infrastructure Pen Testing

An internal network pen test is used to determine what an attacker could do with initial network access. An internal network pen test can reflect insider threats, such as employees acting maliciously on purpose or unintentionally.

Our Penetration Testing Methodology

Scoping

reconnaissance and intelligence gathering

Active Scanning and Vulnerability Analysis

Mapping & Service Identification

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OSCE / OSCP Certified Penetration testers

Our OSCE certified penetration testers will find your security vulnerabilities. In your web and mobile apps, your internal and external infrastructure, and your work practices.

More importantly – we tell you exactly how to fix them, and in what order. Our comprehensive reports leave no stone unturned, but they’re still easy-to-understand and contain a prioritised list of immediately actionable remediation tasks

Highly qualified. Highly experienced

Our OSCE certified penetration testers will find your security vulnerabilities. In your web and mobile apps, your internal and external infrastructure, and your work practices.

More importantly – we tell you exactly how to fix them, and in what order. Our comprehensive reports leave no stone unturned, but they’re still easy-to-understand and contain a prioritised list of immediately actionable remediation tasks


CREST Accredited

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Frequently Asked Questions

Penetration testing is way of demonstrating reasonable efforts made to test the integrity of your business infrastructure and applications. It shows your company has put effort into protecting confidential and sensitive business data to regulators such as ASIC or AUSTRAC. With new legislation passing in Australia, businesses are required to demonstrate they’ve regularly checked their systems are compliant with the industry standards and that checks have been made to ensure there are no vulnerabilities which can be easily utilised by attackers.

A penetration test (or pen test) is a series of intentional attempts to gain unauthorised access through the use of specialised tools available to attackers and professionals. It is like a stress test for your business systems and applications. It assess the integrity of your business ensuring confidential data is secure, access permissions are appropriate, and that applications are compliant with the latest patches and free from vulnerability of exploits.

Penetration tests should be conducted by an external service provider to ensure there is no bias in the testing, that it is run independently from the business by technical experts who are familiar with the latest developments in exploits and both international and industry standards.

A penetration test can take anywhere from one to three weeks to complete. The length of a penetration test is determined by the type of test, the type and number of systems being evaluated, and the strength of your existing cybersecurity.

Every organization has different testing needs, and penetration testing pricing varies depending on the type of test performed, as well as the overall objectives and duration. The costs of penetration testing are ultimately determined by the issues and requirements identified during the scoping phase.

3Columns highly certified consultants have years of experience in providing Penetration testing services to a wide range of customers. They are experienced and qualified in Penetration Testing Networks, Applications, SCADA, IoT, Wireless, PCI-DSS and many more.

our Certifications

In this digital age online presence is the face of your business. Hacking techniques are evolving and the data value is going up, creating a lucrative business for hackers. This is making every business vulnerable. Penetration Testing provides the assurance that your IT infrastructure and Applications are safe.

Don't Leave it up to hackers to discover loopholes

No business is immune to the growing Cyber threat. You need to be prepared for what’s coming next.

Penetration testing exercise helps you discover vulnerabilities in your applications and network and patch them before they get discovered by the adversaries.

Loss of Productivity

Hackers exploit any vulnerability that's open resulting in downtime and loss of productivity for your business

Loss of Sensitive Data

IT infrastructure weaknesses allow hackers to easily gain access to the system and private information resulting in: Loss of Intellectual property, Identity theft, Damage to brand reputation and Data loss

Loss of Customer Trust

Your organisation has spent years earning customer trust, don't let a hacker take that away from you. Building that trust again can take years, or may never happen.

How 3Columns can help you secure your business

3Columns highly certified consultants have years of experience in providing Penetration testing services to a wide range of customers. They are experienced and qualified in Penetration Testing Networks, Applications, SCADA, IoT, Wireless, PCI-DSS and many more.

Network Traffic

Identify Weaknesses

Managed Services

Discover Misconfigurations

Sec Assure

Test Control Effectiveness

Worried that your network or applications may have more vulnerabilities  than you had thought?

Our Penetration Testing Approach

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Our capability

Mobile & Web Apps

Network & Wireless

IoT & SCADA

Server & Devices

EFTPOS

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