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Penetration Testing: What Is It And Why Is It Important?

Published: 3 May 2023

As society grows more technologically reliant, cybercrimes continue to present ever-growing threats for businesses and individuals. Penetration testing, also known as pen testing, has become a popular system security service, helping to protect your data.


What is Penetration Testing?

Pen testing is an authorised attack performed on a computer system to evaluate its security levels. It acts as a secure way to gain assurance that your security system is strong enough to withhold any threats.

Pen testing uses the same tools that an attacker may use when searching for vulnerabilities in your security. During the test, our engineers will attack your assets from an intruder perspective, focusing on identifying weak spots in your system. We can then advise you on how to fix them before hackers can exploit them.

Why Is Security Testing Important?

When storing any type of data, keeping it protected against hackers is essential. Some of the main reasons to invest in a strong security system are:

Reduce Risk

Risk aversion is key when protecting your data. If information is stolen or leaked, it can damage your reputation and cause a negative financial impact for both you and your clients. These effects can be irreversible when you fall victim to a cyber attack.


Security governance and management may be regulatory in your industry. Hiring a third party pentester can help ensure that you are being compliant with the law.

Customer Requirements

Having a good security system assures your customers that you meet high security standards. This gives them more confidence that their data is safe, and therefore more trust in you.

Why Choose IDS Group?

Our team of specialists have extensive knowledge and expertise in penetration testing and have received some of the most respected cybersecurity certifications and accreditations.

If you would like to learn more about penetration testing, IDS group can help. Tell us what you need by calling 0113 859 1669 or emailing:

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