Penetration Testing

Cyber Security / Penetration Testing


FLATWORLDWORKS Penetration Testing

Penetration testing will ensure that your IT systems, applications and information are secure.

Penetration testing is the process of attempting to gain access to computer systems, networks or applications without knowledge of usernames, passwords or any other normal means of access. Ultimately, to find vulnerabilities that a hacker could exploit.

The aim is to identify vulnerabilities, unpatched software, unsecure coding practices and weak encryption algorithms. All penetration tests are conducted by a Certified Ethical Penetration Tester (Up to CHECK technical competancy), who use their expertise to identify specific weaknesses within an organisation’s security. This involves simulating a malicious attack on an organisation’s information security arrangements, often using a combination of methods and tools.

Key Benefits

  • More and more applications are directing traffic by default through HTTP to bypass firewall rules.
  • Websites can be infected by code injection, cross-site scripting and other similar black-hat hacking techniques.
  • Your website traffic can be hijacked.
  • Reduce security risk.
  • Uncover lesser-known risks that automated tools are unable to detect
  • Blacklisting by major search engines can cause you to lose business.
  • Red team events to ceck end - end security of a company

Our Approach


Scoping & Information gathering

We gather publicly available information using open source techniques and leading security exchanges to build intelligence to combat methods that could be used to compromise your business.


Application analysis

We conduct a full assessment of network infrastructure and applications to obtain a complete picture of the organisation.



We attack identified vulnerabilities to gain access to target systems and data. We attempt to compromise a privileged account holder, such as a network administrator.


Reporting and debrief

We provide a manually-written report that includes an executive summary and recommendations on how to effectively address identified risks and impacts.