GDPR Penetration Testing

GDPR Penetration Testing

Author: Melvin Pearce/Wednesday, April 25, 2018/Categories: News

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Under General Data Protection Regulation, organisations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to €20million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever figure is greater)

Not only the risk of being fined , protecting your company reputation should be paramount 

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With developing compliance requirements, businesses can no longer take an ad-hoc approach to obligations relating to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) issues. The growing focus on corporate governance and enterprise risk management has made it essential for firms to embrace GRC software platforms to drive sustainability. 

At Software Focus International we have developed a GDPR Pen testing service that will quickly be able to check for any security vulnerabilities and that your business is conforming  to the GDPR IT and Information Security, and Data Privacy standards.


Where do you start when penetration testing for GDPR ?

Penetration testing, also known as  Pen testing, is a proven approach to identifying weakness in a business. The process allows for systematic probing of processes, procedures and infrastructures, in order to identify and exploit vulnerabilities. 

The goal of penetration testing is to determine if unauthorized access to key systems and files can be achieved. If access is achieved, the vulnerability should be corrected and the penetration testing re-performed until the test is clean and no longer allows unauthorized access or other malicious activity. We work on a 5 point methodology for penetration testing which has become a proven success in delivering a well balanced report with an actionable road map. 


A penetration test evaluates the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. It is critical to ensuring success within a cyber defence strategy.

These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, service and application flaws, improper configurations, or risky end-user behaviour. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as end-user adherence to security policies.

Vulnerability Assessment

Cyber attacks are now part of the worlds landscape, operating effectively and efficiently like a large organisation.

Without an adequate system assessment, your organisation could be at risk of a security data breach potentially losing clients personal data and valuable asset information.

Our team will carry out a vulnerability assessment of your systems and environment looking for known weaknesses that could be exploited.

This health-check provides you with an understanding of your IT system, identifies your risk level and provides a roadmap to address any issues found. 

In the Sans 2017 Data Protection Survey, it stated that over 50% of organisations surveyed felt that "The major impacts of the breaches on respondents’ organizations were related to customer confidence, legal concerns and brand reputation". 

Cyber criminals are evolving at a rapid pace and as such, it is paramount for organisations of all size, to investment and become aware of their cyber attack surface.

If your naturally concerned that your business is compliant and would like us to complete a low cost Pen test on your systems speak to us now ! 

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