what is penetration testing

What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration testing is the process of identifying security gaps and issues in your IT infrastructure by emulating the tactics, techniques and procedures of a real world attacker.

A penetration test, also referred to as a “pen test,” is a simulated cyber attack against your network, computers, systems or applications. A penetration test will emulate attacks from real-world threats and hackers. The benefit of a penetration test is to provide insights of any vulnerabilities that currently exist within your digital footprint.

Penetration testing is one element of offensive cyber security. Offensive cyber security tactics test the robustness of an organization’s security policies, its regulatory compliance, its employees’ security awareness, and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security issues and incidents such as unauthorized access, as they occur.

The digital landscape is frequently changing, and new hacking methods are finding new vulnerabilities ever day. Our penetration testers actively stay up to date with all known techniques being used by threat actors. As Zero Day Vulnerabilities are fixed, new vulnerabilities are discovered. Through regular penetration testing, you can be confident that your digital infrastructure remains robust and protected.

Why choose Nivee for your Penetration Testing needs?
  1. Training & Experience: We have the following certifications to serve all your security needs: SANS Certification, GPEN Certification, GICSP Certification, OSWP Certification, ISC2 Certification & CISSP Certification.
  2. Multiple Penetration Testing Services: We offer several types of Penetration Testing, including:
    1. Mobile Application Penetration Testing
    2. Network Penetration Testing
    3. Web Application Penetration Testing
  3. Other Cyber Offerings: We also offer Adversarial Emulations, Vulnerability Assessments, Cyber Posture Assessments and much more! Click here for a full list of our services.
  4. Proud Canadian & Indigenous Business: Nivee is a proud Canadian Indigenous Business; its in our name! Nivee means “Warrior or Soldier” in our language. Our ownership group’s roots are based out of Old Crow, Yukon and are from the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. We are members of CCAB and are registered on the Indigenous Business Directory.


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