“It’ll never happen to us.”

Until it does. 

Burying your head in the sand may save money in the short term, but the cost of hacking could range from minor inconvenience, reputation damage, loss of customer data, fines and ultimately company closure.

Test your security network from cyber attacks and shut tight every entry point.


Penetration Testing

Often confused with conducting a “vulnerability scan”, “compliance audit” or “security assessment”, Datavax penetration testing stands apart from these efforts in a few critical ways:

Expert Team
of Testers

The unique nature of the human mind, and thinking outside of the box with motivation and determination gives hackers the advantage over automation protection tools. Our biggest tools are our brains and our years of experience.

Comprehensive Solution

A penetration test doesn’t stop at simply uncovering vulnerabilities: it goes the next step to actively exploit those vulnerabilities in order to prove (or disprove) real-world attack against an organisation’s IT assets, data, humans, and/or physical security.

Real World Effectiveness

Even a 100% compliant organisation may still be vulnerable in the real world against a skilled human threat agent. We test for multiple attack vectors against the same target from every conceivable angle to counter every possible real world attack.


Value of penetration test

A strong network perimeter requires constant attention, patching and updates. Regular vulnerability scans and reviews can check for missing patches and security holes, but a network penetration test goes further than just scanning a network for vulnerabilities. A penetration tester thinks like a real world hacker, exploring multiple avenues of attack. If the threat of fines up to €20m or 4% of your annual turnover isn’t reason enough, here are a few other tangible benefits:

GDPR Compliance

Regulations came into force in MAY 2018. Meeting compliance requires both annual and ongoing penetration testing.

Impact Analysis

Access the magnitude of potential business and their operational impacts BEFORE they strike.

Feasibility Analysis

Prioritise areas of concern by determining the feasibility of a particular set of attack vectors.

Defence Training

Identify the ability of network defenders to successfully detect and respond to attacks.

Structural Integrity

Combat low risk vulnerabilities that can escalate to higher risk when exploited in a particular sequence

Experts Testers

Automated tools or scanning software does not identify vulnerabilities to a skilled hacker. Our experienced team think outside the box.

Cyber Attacks


This is where malicious software, typically received via a phishing email, encrypts all of your company’s data.
You’re left with the choice of paying a ransom (typically £500-£1000) of risk losing all your data forever.

Hack Attack

A hacker manages to gain access to your company’s network (typically by exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities within software packages) allowing
them access to your data. The hackers typically target personally identifiable information (PII) on your customers, especially credit card information.

Denial of Service Attack

This type of attack is when a company’s website is overwhelmed by a volume of data maliciously pushed to its servers. These attacks are increasingly easy and cheap to carry out, with some online tools costing as little as £25 per hour.

Human Error

People are generally the weakest link in any security chain, and a vast number of data breaches are the result of information being lost, or distributed to the wrong person. Even the seemingly mundane can have far reaching consequences, particularly where sensitive PII is involved.

CEO Fraud

CEO fraud is when a criminal poses as a senior person within the firm, either by hacking or “spoofing” their email account, and convinces someone with financial authority to make an erroneous payment.