Testing and Compliance

Darklabs testing services use the latest hacking techniques to achieve a zero-day vulnerability view on where your organisation is at risk. With attack vector visibility and prioritised remediation, our team ensures the gaps in your infrastructure are quickly found and remediated without disruption of service. After that, we provide a proactive outfit for our clients, simply being reactive is not enough anymore. For more information, please get in touch to book your demo.

  • Remediate

    Find and remediate exposure in security

  • Enforce

    Improve the way your security strategy is enforced

  • Uphold

    Achieve and uphold compliance

  • Audit

    Audit the readiness of controls to meet compliance

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Penetration Testing

Darklabs penetration testing services use an adversary’s tools and techniques to compromise a user and a data breach. Our service offers assurance into your organisation’s processes and potential vulnerabilities.

However, this should not be assumed as a primary source for identifying gaps within an organisation’s infrastructure. We aim to use the findings from the penetration report to improve the organisations' internal vulnerability assessment and management process.

Our well-scoped penetration experts ensure confidence that the hardware, software, and security controls that have been tested are configured correctly and per the ICO, eliminating common or publicly known vulnerabilities.

Types of testing we use:

  • ✓ Blackbox testing
  • ✓ Whitebox testing
  • ✓ Identifying vulnerabilities
  • ✓ Detection and response
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Application Security Testing (AST)

Darklabs use continuous and point-in-time web and mobile application testing; the primary deliverable is to find and eliminate vulnerabilities in an organisation’s software scalably with no false positives.

Zero-day vulnerabilities are continuously challenging for organisations; as the attack surface grows, focusing on business-critical systems is paramount. Many of our clients' applications use thousands of components that often require updating, end up expiring, or are approaching the end of life; therefore, you must test critical systems as often as possible to prioritise issues and allocate resources to remediate high-impact threats quickly.

We encourage organisational practices to pivot towards implementing security into every stage of the software development; this ensures organisations can:

  • ✓ Identify security concerns early, before the production stage
  • ✓ Encourage developers to enforce best practices throughout the development stage
  • ✓ Pinpoint and quickly block vulnerabilities in source code
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General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR compliance can seem like a mountain of tasks to reach fully compliant, with the potential financial fallout impact. Our team offers an assessment to determine areas that need improvement and assure organisations that they’re covered.

-Thorough review of security policies and infrastructure
-Assess agreements with 3rd party suppliers who process data
-Guidelines to prove and demonstrate you can react quickly to a breach
-Create a structure for accountability and consider the rights of data subjects
-Privacy by design enforced into all processes
-Locate PII that you hold and process and know how much
-Understand if, as a supplier, you have new obligations for client data and if you see suppliers consider how they manage that client data

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Cyber Essentials Certification

Darklabs provide expert advise and opinion to guide and help you through the process effectively and efficiently.

What Cyber essentials does for you:

1. It helps protect against common cyber attacks
Most cyber-attacks exploit fundamental weaknesses in organisations, such as the lack of updated software or well-configured firewalls. These types of attacks are often simple to defend against with straightforward strategies, and Cyber Essentials provides those. While no security strategy will stop a hundred percent of the attacks, Cyber Essentials helps organisations mitigate the risks of the most likely ones by providing a solid base for SMEs to work with.

2. It prepares you for being GDPR compliant
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force earlier this year across the EU. As part of this regulation, organisations processing the personal information of EU citizens need to protect this data against data theft and unauthorised access. If an organisation is negligent to the GDPR in the event of a breach, the business could face fines of up to 4% of its global turnover.

Following the Cyber Essentials scheme can assist businesses in preventing these heavy fines and prepare them for compliance with GDPR. Even though the GDPR requires a lot more than the five controls in the Cyber Essentials scheme, the latter allows you to audit your internal security and fend off the primary security threats. It is the first step towards the preparation of GDPR compliance for SMEs.

3. It enables you to bid for government contracts
The UK Government has made it mandatory for suppliers to be compliant with the Cyber Essentials scheme to be eligible to bid for government contracts.

If a contract involves certain technical services or handling of sensitive information, then you need to be Cyber Essentials compliant. Therefore, for SMEs looking for a government contract, Cyber Essentials is the only way forward.

4. It shows customers and vendors that you take cybersecurity seriously
Customers and even vendors can often be skeptical in dealing with you if you display little or no concern for cybersecurity. Becoming Cyber Essentials certified can help you establish the trust of clients and partners.

Once you are certified, you will display a Cyber Essentials badge on your business website. This badge proves to customers, vendors, and investors that you take the security of systems and data integrity seriously. This is particularly important if you are storing, processing, or transferring personal information, or hosting sensitive data.

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PCI DSS Compliance

All organisations that process, store, and transmit payment card data are held to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance.

Darklabs offer an assessment that efficiently guides you through the correct compliance processes while scanning your website and network to pass the scan. Our fully-supported PCI solution is designed to help you achieve and uphold PCI compliance.