Cyber Security Testing

Cyber Security Testing

In today’s world, the reality is cyber security is mandatory; complacency is a liability

Cyber Security Testing

Cyber security testing uses multiple methodologies and tactics to measure how effective your cyber security strategy is against a potential attack.

It identifies critical vulnerabilities that are being actively used in the industry to launch cyber-attacks. By quickly resolving these vulnerabilities, businesses can shut down exploits that would otherwise lead to an entirely preventable security incident.

Cyber Security Tests

Hackers will use different campaigns based on the industry they’re targeting and their overall goal. Because of this, organisations have to cover much more of their “attack surface” than they may initially think. From the initial early signs of attacks from crude and poorly executed phishing tests, to monitoring the network and vulnerability scanning probes through to spotting and identifying the cyber attack, there is a lot of watch out for.

By learning the most common cyber-attacks the industry faces, the organisation can better prepare itself to stop those attacks and find out where its strategy is weak.

Cyber Security Testing Program

The Hedgehog Cyber Security Testing program is a bespoke program for your business. We start by looking at how your cyber world is constructed and how it relates with baseline standards such as Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. We then move on to reviewing your annual regular vulnerability management program and put you through a full health check with regularised penetration tests. Finally, we finish it off with regular user awareness training.

System Build


Cyber Health


User Training

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Testing Benefits

Implementing robust security measures, you deter all but the most skilled and determined attackers. In order to do this you need to know where to focus.  Conducting testing has three core benefits:


Every business faces the need to stay compliant with industry-specific and general laws, such as banks that must comply with PSD2 and GDPR. Even the smallest slip can lead to legal battles, millions in remediation and a damaged reputation. Cyber security testing helps you maintain compliance.


Constantly patching workstations, devices and network hardware isn’t an easy job but it can’t be ignored. Hackers use these commonly known vulnerabilities to deliver ransomware and trojans. Many companies struggle to stay on top of all the vulnerabilities that exist.


Many cybercriminals follow recognised Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs). We use these proven methodologies to replicate attacks. If successful, organisations gain a deeper understanding of what types of attacks they’re most vulnerable to.

How we can help

We offer eight confidence-building core categories of real-world testing.

Application & Mobile Security Testing

Using “black box” testing, we assess your custom and off-the-shelf applications and your mobile environment to evaluate security posture. Where weaknesses are found, we determine the root cause and provide remediation guidance

Security Source Code Review

Using a combination of manual and automated security code review methodologies and tools, we evaluate your mission-critical software applications to identify vulnerabilities and their development root causes. We can identify the most obscure weaknesses and pinpoint the exact line of code where the  security flaws occur.

Network & Cloud Penetration Testing

Thinking like a threat actor, we conduct reconnaissance on your network systems to identify potential vulnerabilities. Then we carry out a safe and controlled test of your infrastructure, attempting to compromise a broad range of systems using any method that a cyber attacker might use, such as password cracking and publicly known or zero-day vulnerability exploitation.

Cloud & Host Configuration Review

We focus on finding the vulnerabilities and insecure deployment practices introduced by building critical infrastructure in the cloud or on-premise. Additionally, we review the applications your organization uses that are cloud-based. These applications share resources and infrastructure with third parties, so we test data privacy and access control issues.

Red Team & Social Engineering Testing

Our team plans and executes a risk-controlled, no-holds barred attack to test your resilience. We exploit many possible attack vectors, including your people.

Hardware & Internet of Things (IoT) Security Testing

To assess your hardware and connected environment, we test your IoT technologies to expose code weaknesses and any underlying defects or vulnerabilities introduced by non-hardened hardware. Our testing is dynamic and static, revealing vulnerabilities that are often not visible to baseline test processes.

Managed Ongoing Vulnerability Scanning Service

Hedgehog offers a full stack vulnerability assessment solution to clients, which is a cloud-based managed vulnerability service for scanning networks, applications and APIs for known security vulnerabilities. The service uses a combination of technology and human expertise to supply clients with on-demand, manually-verified security risks. Measure and track security posture and improvements over time using the platform’s powerful analytics dashboard.

Cyber Defense Security Training

Hedgehog provides practical and effective cyber defense security training for Developers and DevOps engineers. Train your team modern secure coding practices, and server configuration & hardening techniques, via hands-on instructor-led or on-demand training using Hedgehog’s Cyber Defense Training platform.