Why every organisation needs to penetration test

Avoid disruption

Harden your systems and reduce your organisation’s risk exposure by incorporating cyber security into your overall risk management policy.

Identify vulnerabilities

Avoid the business disruption, escalating costs, legal ramifications, and reputational damage that result from avoidable cyber-attacks and breaches.

Competitive advantage

Independently validate your organisation’s security posture and processes against industry best practice to achieve a competitive advantage in market.

Reduce risk

Provide feedback on vulnerabilities uncovered to development teams to drive improvements in secure coding practices.

Achieve and maintain compliance against a range of leading cyber security standards such as PCI-DSS, ISO27001, NIST and others.

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Mitigate cyber risk

Proactively test your systems to repel attacks and avoid business disruption.

Australian based staff

A team of local specialists, we offer sovereign capability and are ready to be quickly deployed.

Unmatched insight

We constantly monitor the threat landscape allowing us to preempt attacks.

Achieve all these outcomes and more with Penetration Testing from CyberCX.

Securing your organisation starts with understanding your security posture, which includes knowledge of the vulnerabilities that exist within your environment.

Penetration testing is a well proven technique of authorised hacking where our team of experts interrogate your systems to identify the vulnerabilities that can be cyber-attack.

Armed with prioritised reports detailing your organisation’s vulnerabilities, you will be able to strengthen the security of your applications, networks and physical environments.

Why choose CyberCX?


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Our Penetration Testing services

CyberCX can undertake Penetration Testing against your applications, networks and physical environment.

Application Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Modern organisations rely on a range of web-based applications to function. Whether these are used by staff to carry out their work, or customers as they interact with your organisation, it is essential to ensure your web applications are operating securely to safeguard against data loss and costly breaches.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Mobile applications are now commonplace as staff and customers rely on mobile devices to work and interact with organisations. With mobile applications collecting and transferring so much sensitive data, it is vital to make sure they are secure.

Web Services Penetration Testing

Web services, such as APIs, connect multiple systems within your network, allowing them to communicate with each other. With web services transferring valuable data, it is essential to ensure they are not vulnerable to attack.

Thick Client Penetration Testing

Many organisations still operate thick client applications within their environment. Testing of these applications involves both the local client and the server-side processing software to ensure that sensitive information is stored and processed securely.

Enterprise Breach Assessment or SOE Penetration Testing

A penetration test against your enterprise’s standard operating environment (SOE) involves testing your operating systems and all associated software. The aim is to determine the risk of a breach and whether you are vulnerable to a range of attacks and data exfiltration.

Network Penetration Testing

External Network Penetration Testing

The external perimeter of your network is your first line of defence against cyber-attacks. Prevent unauthorised intrusions of your network’s perimeter with comprehensive external penetration testing.

Internal Network Penetration Testing

Internal network penetration testing assesses your susceptibility to compromise from within your environment. Regular internal network testing helps to understand and limit the damage caused from someone inside your network, including by a potentially disgruntled employee.

Wireless Network Penetration Testing

Wireless technologies offer great convenience but also present enhanced risk if not adequately secured. It is essential to safeguard wireless networks from vulnerabilities in the security controls, including misconfigured access points and weak security protocols.

OT, SCADA and IoT Penetration Testing

Transport networks, utilities and manufacturing rely extensively on operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to function efficiently. These systems, as well as the explosion of internet of things (IoT) connected devices, have become increasingly vulnerable to attack. Testing of these systems in a controlled and thoughtful manner can reduce the risk of potentially disastrous consequences due to compromise.

Physical Environment Penetration Testing

Physical Penetration Testing

Securing physical premises is just as important as preventing digital breaches. Attackers may gain access to computers or servers. Alternatively, they may deliver malware via physical devices such as USB sticks. Testing is important to ensure physical intruders are prevented from attacking your systems.

Social Engineering Assessment

Your staff can be your greatest asset in staying secure. With so many cyber-attacks, such as phishing, succeeding due to human error, it is more important than ever to ensure you know the extent to which your team understands cyber security. Carefully crafted and focused social engineering assessments are an excellent option to identify weaknesses and build a cyber resilient workforce.

OSINT Assessment

As cyber-attacks become increasingly sophisticated, hackers are conducting more reconnaissance that ever to launch highly targeted attacks. Knowing and restricting information in the public domain about your organisation and key people is important in anticipating likely points of attack against you and helping you to plan appropriate defences.

Our 4-Step Penetration Testing Methodology

Our Penetration Testing methodology is a multi-layered approach based on world’s best practice.



Our Penetration Testers begin with comprehensive reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. Detailed information is gathered about systems, business processes, information flows and the technology that supports business operations.


Prioritisation and Planning

Armed with essential information about the existing systems, our Penetration Testing team will prioritise the most likely threats your organisation faces. An approach to develop a testing framework that minimises any disruptions to your operations is developed in consultation. Briefing are provided at every step of the Penetration Testing journey to ensure the engagement runs smoothly and delivers the outcomes needed.



CyberCX combines the use of advanced automated technologies, together with specialist manual techniques that have been honed over years of experience. This ensures accurate identification of exploits and detection of the most obscure vulnerabilities.

Members of our Penetration Testing team are highly trained and qualified with certifications ranging from CREST, CISSP, OSCP and many more.

CyberCX follows Penetration Testing standards including:

  • CREST – Leading International Penetration Testing Standard
  • The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Open Source Security Testing Methodology Manual (OSSTMM)
  • Penetration Testing and Execution Standard (PTES)
  • Australian Government Security Policies and Guidelines

Reporting and Remediation

At the conclusion of any Penetration Testing engagement a comprehensive report will be delivered that is appropriate for both executives and your internal Security / IT teams.

Reports detail all uncovered vulnerabilities and exploits. Findings are prioritised according to risk level, providing for a clear, actionable list of remediation recommendations to harden your security posture.

Remediation activities include detailed instructions and screenshots, enabling the internal security teams to replicate the exploits, obtain visual perspectives of the vulnerabilities, whilst achieving an understanding of the nature and criticality of the risks.

CyberCX can also conduct post-exploitation debriefing sessions. These sessions can provide:

a) Technical debriefing for system administrators and engineers to transfer knowledge of the lessons learned during the Penetration Test;

b) Executive debriefing for management to provide the information needed to determine appropriate risk management strategies for your organisation.

Improve your security

CyberCX combines unmatched Penetration Testing capabilities with a strong local presence right across Australia, the UK and US to deliver outstanding results.

We understand every organisation faces unique challenges. That’s why we tailor our Penetration Testing activities to meet your specific requirements and help you achieve your desired outcomes.

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