Penetration testing: we’ll attack you. And you’ll thank us. 


Until you’ve exposed your systems to the hacker’s perspective and mindset, you can have no real confidence that your organisation could genuinely detect and respond to an attack.

This is hugely worrying, given that:

  • Hacking tools are now widely available as a service for as little as £5 a month - potentially turning your organisation into a hacker playground!
  • Customer attrition increases 30% in the wake of a cyber incident and doesn’t return to normal until three years later!
  • Small does not mean safe – According to UK Government figures, 42% of micro and small businesses identified at least one breach or attack in the previous twelve months.

Our penetration testing (pen testing) services turn the tables on the hackers, using their methods to launch controlled, ethical cyber attacks against your organisation, enabling us to expose (and close) the security holes.


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Why choose Firesand as your pen testing partner?

Effective pen testing isn’t just about having the technical expertise to take on the hackers at their own game and decisively face them down.

You also need a pen testing partner who can report the findings to you proactively, completely, and without jargon, and propose defensive actions that are aligned to your business’s objectives, risk profile and spending plans.

Firesand’s pen testing services deliver on all fronts:

Expertise and experience in your sector - Our engineers, consultants and security architects have decades of experience in businesses across many industry verticals, so we’ll understand the specifics of what your business has that the hacker can exploit (and how best to stop it).

Industry-leading qualifications and certifications - We hold the most respected technical qualifications and certifications in the cyber security and data privacy industries, including CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor), CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, FIP and many more – so our testing is as about as rigorous as it gets.

Options for every business, budget and IT infrastructure - Whether you’re a large organisation with a complex IT infrastructure or a small business looking to quickly and easily manage its risk, we have every option from bespoke, deep-dive testing to streamlined, automated essentials – all available for a monthly, flat fee with no upfront costs!


Clear, comprehensive reporting At Firesand, the team takes personal responsibility for communicating the pen testing report to you - the customer - explaining it, and guiding you through any additional security steps you must now take.

Personal communication and service You speak directly to named experts in the team and they speak directly to you – no service desks, no call centres.


With Firesand, pen testing is not just about pointing out the security shortfalls; it’s about giving you whatever you need – advice, insight, solutions – to stay ahead of the hacker, now and in the future.


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Pen testing: why bother?

According to the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) 2017 / 2018 report, cyber attacks have resulted in financial losses to businesses of all sizes in the UK – no kind or size of business is immune.

Pen testing can decisively close the gaps that let these attackers wreak financial havoc – but it delivers many other benefits too, including;

  • Reputational protection – Closing the door to cyber incidents shields you from the reputational and trading damage that public exposure inevitably causes
  • Adherence to industry standards– Pen testing enables you satisfy a key requirement of standards including FCA, PCI DSS, HMG and ISO 27001
  • Regulatory compliance – Pen testing can prevent cyber incidents that could put you in costly contravention of regulatory and legal provisions like GDPR
  • An evidential business case to enable you to obtain increased investment in cyber security resources and personnel


Choose the pen testing service for you

At Firesand, we’ll work with you to deliver the right fit for your pen testing needs, building on a wide range of readily available solutions, including:

Infrastructure pen testing

Full system pen testing

Web Application Penetration Testing – Essentials

Web application pen testing – Full Deep Dive

Social Engineering

Detailed testing (internal and external) of IT infrastructure for weaknesses, including services, patch levels and security configurations.

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From-the-ground-up testing covering every IT system plus additional risks such as contractor and third parties’ systems

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OWASP-based testing prioritises the discovery of security issues that are likely to have the greatest impact on your specific business

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Comprehensive testing of web apps and APIs for industry-standard OWASP Top Ten Issues, plus emerging threats, using proven OSSTMM, NIST, NSA, PTEST and ISSAF methodologies

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Our Social Engineering and Social Media Penetration Testing combines programmes that measure your people’s understanding of cyber security and attacker behaviour with in-depth security reviews.

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Bespoke pen testing services

Firesand can tailor all its pen testing services to your business’s specific needs, combining out-of-the-box and bespoke-developed tools and custom methodologies to deliver exactly the solution you need.


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