Penetration Testing

What is penetration testing?

Penetration Testing

Pen testing can involve the attempted breaching of any number of application systems, (e.g., application protocol interfaces (APIs), frontend/backend servers) to uncover vulnerabilities, such as unsanitized inputs that are susceptible to code injection attacks.

Insights provided by the penetration test can be used to fine-tune your security policies and patch detected vulnerabilities.

Bashtell is an award-winning provider of cybersecurity penetration testing services. Our ethical hacking engagements enable organizations of all sizes to effectively manage cybersecurity risk by identifying, ethically exploiting, and helping to remediate vulnerabilities that could lead to network, systems, applications, and personnel being compromised by malicious attackers. Our methods include the followings: 

1. Planning and reconnaissance

2. Scanning

3. Gaining Access

4. Maintaining access

5. Analysis

Does my organization need a pen test?

With threats constantly evolving, it’s recommended that every organization perform a penetration testing at least once a year, but more frequently when:

• Making significant changes to company infrastructure

• Launching new products and services

• Undergoing a business merger or acquisition

• Preparing for compliance with data security standards

• Utilizing or developing custom applications

Benefits of network penetration testing

Regular pen testing helps improve your cyber security by:

Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited by cybercriminals

Providing independent assurance of security controls

Supporting CMMC, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and GDPR compliance

Demonstrating a continuous commitment to security

Improving awareness and understanding of cyber security risks

Supplying the insight needed to prioritise future investments

How effective is your cyber security?

With threats continuing to grow in both volume and sophistication, performing a pentest to understand how an attacker might breach your business’ defenses and the appropriate action needed to address the risk is an important part of effective cybersecurity.

A penetration test is a crucial component to network security. A penetration test can identify:

  • Security vulnerabilities before a hacker does
  • Gaps in information security compliance
  • The response time of their information security team, i.e. how long it takes the team to realize that there is a breach and mitigate the impact
  • The potential real-world effect of a data breach or cybersecurity attack
  • Actionable remediation guidance

Through penetration testing, security professionals can effectively find and test the security of multi-tier network architectures, custom applications, web services, and other IT components. These penetration testing tools and services help you gain fast insight into the areas of highest risk so that you may effectively plan security budgets and projects.

All Bashtell’s pen testing engagements are client confidential and unlike a real cyber-attack cause no damage or disruption.


CREST penetration


Frequently asked questions

Types of penetration test

CREST penetration


Reasons to choose Bashtell

Multiple Canadian and US award for our penetration testing. 

Complete post-test care for effective risk remediation

A deep understanding of how hackers operate

In-depth threat analysis and advice you can trust

Our qualifications

Bashtell’s Canadian and US-based team of ethical hacking experts possess the skills and experience to identify the latest threats.

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), CISSP Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) and SourceFire Certified Professional (SFCP).

Our approach

Bashtell’s security penetration testing services are based on a systematic approach to vulnerability detection and reporting. Our advanced pentest methodology includes:

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