Security audit and testing

Security assessment. Penetration testing. Investigations

“40% of companies that had information security incidents stated that the security incidents resulted in a loss of customer confidence” (Global Incident Statistics).

H-X professionals will conduct a high-quality audit of your organisation’s information security and its individual components. The audit will accurately assess the level of organisational and technical security of your assets, be it a website, service, application, smart contract, SCADA system, local network, cloud, monitoring personnel, or the entire organisation with its people and infrastructure.

We will help you quickly identify all existing vulnerabilities, inconsistencies, and flaws before attackers exploit them. Upon completion of the audit, we will provide recommendations on how to resolve the security issues and will develop implementation plans for the needed modifications.

If you do have an incident, we will help you to properly respond to it and investigate it. Prompt blocking of an incident allows you to reduce the damage from it. Finding and eliminating the causes of the incident helps prevent it from occurring again. If the evidence is collected correctly, the attacker can be brought to justice.

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What is Security Audit and Security Testing?

A security audit focuses on assessing an organisation’s security policies and controls according to predefined criteria, while security testing focuses on identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a system’s defence through simulated attacks. The concepts of security auditing and security testing overlap to a certain extent and are sometimes interchanged.

The main entrance points for attackers attempting to compromise the company’s security remain servers and software, which may damage the company’s reputation or interrupt its operations.

Because of the vulnerability to internal and external attackers, IT networks can be attacked using both well-known and brand-new, so-called zero-day, techniques. Implementing regular security evaluations is necessary to eliminate this danger.

Software testing with a security focus identifies risks, dangers, and weaknesses in software applications and guards against nefarious intrusions.


The goal of security tests is to find any flaws or vulnerabilities in the software systems or processes, which might allow internal workers or outsiders to steal information, money, or damage the company’s reputation.


Why is Security Testing Important?

The fundamental objective of security testing is to determine the systems’ risks and assess any potential vulnerabilities so that the organisation can confront threats and the systems can continue to operate without being compromised. Also, security testing helps to detect any potential security vulnerabilities inside the systems and aids programmers to resolve the security issues.

Reduce security risks

Security testing can help identify security vulnerabilities and weaknesses in applications, systems or networks before these vulnerabilities can be exploited by attackers. This allows organisations to proactively address these vulnerabilities before they become a security risk.

Prevent financial losses

Security breaches can be costly to organisations in terms of financial losses, damage to reputation, and loss of customer trust. Security testing can help prevent such financial losses by timely identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities.

Meet compliance requirements

Organisations may be required by industry or government regulations to perform security testing on their systems or applications in order to meet compliance requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements can result in penalties, fines or legal consequences.

Boost customer confidence

Customers and clients expect organisations to protect their data and personal information from unauthorised access. Demonstrating a commitment to security through regular security testing can help boost customer confidence and trust in an organisation.

Overall, security testing is an essential component of a comprehensive security program and helps organisations identify and address security issues before they turn into damage.

Types of Security Testing

There are several types of security testing that can be used for identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in an application, system or network. Here are some of the most common types of security testing:

Penetration testing

Also known as pen testing, this type of testing involves simulating an attack on a system to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker. Pen testing can be conducted either from an external perspective, simulating an attack by an outside party, or from an internal perspective, simulating an attack by someone with access to the system.

External vulnerability scanning

This type of testing involves scanning a network, system, or application for known vulnerabilities using mostly automated tools. Vulnerability scanning can be conducted regularly to identify new vulnerabilities that may have been introduced into the system.

Internal security scanning

Security scanning involves testing a network, system or application for security drawbacks, such as misconfigurations or weak passwords. This type of testing is performed using automated tools of varying degrees of automation.

Security review of source code

This type of testing involves reviewing the source code of an application for security vulnerabilities, such as buffer overflows or insecure coding practices.

Fuzz testing

Fuzzing involves sending a lot of random or unexpected data to an application to see how it responds. This type of testing can help identify vulnerabilities that may not be found through other types of testing.

Threat modelling

Threat modelling helps to identify potential threats to an application or system and evaluate their likelihood and impact. This type of testing can help organisations prioritise security efforts and allocate resources effectively.

We combine different types of security testing to help you thoroughly understand the security posture of your applications, systems and network.

Business cases of projects we completed

Audit of smart contracts and blockchain
Business Automation
Information security incident response and investigation
Managed security and compliance (ISO 27001, etc.)
Security analysis of software source code
Security assessment: audits and penetration tests
Security Operations Center cases