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Penetration Testing Services

Akimbo Core are a Penetration Testing company offering world leading cybersecurity testing services, as well as cybersecurity training and consultancy, with our team of UK experts.

When it comes to locking down systems, there's a lot to keep track of and it's easy to miss something. Plus with so many different options for approaching cybersecurity, it can be difficult to know what is the best approach to achieve your goals. Our Penetration Testing service can give you confidence in your security stance. We'll work with your team, to tailor our approach to what you're trying to achieve.

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Web Applications

With many companies now relying heavily on web and mobile applications the impact of a security vulnerability in one of these systems can be devastating. We offer testing for web technologies, covering everything from simple brochure websites to complex web applications and Application Programming Interfaces (API).

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Whether you're looking to secure an on-prem internal network or your external infrastructure services. We can perform security testing of your systems. These reviews can cover internet-based threats, or the risks from guests, visitors, and disgruntled staff.

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Cloud Security

With so many companies moving workloads to major cloud platforms such as Azure and AWS, it's important to keep on top of your cloud security. We offer cybersecurity testing against cloud hosted applications, and infrastructure, as well as the cloud configuration itself.

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WiFi networks are just another weak point in networks that can be targeted by attackers. We can review the configuration, encryption, and signal bleed of wireless networks to ensure that they're hardened against attack. As well as performing segmentation attacks to jump between networks.

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Firewall Reviews

Many organisations networks are configured to rely on strong perimeters; if your firewall is poorly configured then attackers may target services thought to be protected. Firewall reviews ensure that the device and its ruleset are properly hardened.

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Cybersecurity Assessment Services

Our Security Review services help organisations ensure that their approach to cybersecurity covers all the key details needed to keep their organisation safe. These are not penetration testing services, but instead are open-book reviews designed to highlight weaknesses within your approach and offer guidance on improving your security maturity.

Build Reviews

Staff leaving laptops unlocked over lunch or unattended on trains. What's the worst that can happen? We can review device builds to ensure they are secured against local vulnerabilities such as privilege escalation and that staff members can only access the resources they're authorised to.

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Cybersecurity Maturity Review

We review your security stance in four key objectives against incidents of best practice, to provide an action plan of improvements to increase your overall security maturity.

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Active Directory Security Reviews

Active Directory is a critical part of most organisations network security, as it controls authentication and authorisation across the network – we'll help ensure that it's locked down.

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