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July 24, 2018

Introduction to Spear Phishing

In a previous blog post, we explained the basics of Phishing. This post will go into detail on Spear Phishing. What is Spear Phishing? Phishing involves a scam, transported via electronic communication, that aims to steal sensitive data or lead a user to a bogus site containing malware. Spear Phishing differs from other types of […]

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July 4, 2018

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an example of Social Engineering, and is defined as the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information, often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. How does Phishing work? Phishing attacks rely on a communication, such as a text message or an e-mail. The attacker may use the […]

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June 29, 2018

The difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials is a scheme set up by the UK Government that aids businesses in protecting themselves from common threats to their cyber-security. Certification comes in two forms: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS. This post will explain the difference between them. Cyber Essentials (Stage 1) This is the initial stage of certification against the […]

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May 1, 2018

Cyber Essentials Explanation Video

Pentest People are a Certifying Body for Cyber Essentials We have engaged with many clients regarding Cyber Essentials and have identified that some customers struggle both with the difference between Cyber Essentials, Stage One and Cyber Essentials Plus, Stage Two. We have created this simple animated video to explain the differences between Stage One and […]

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February 19, 2018

Pentest People Achieves CREST Accreditation

Pentest People are proud to announce that they have just achieved CREST accreditation for Penetration Testing. CREST is the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations and individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response and threat intelligence services. All CREST Member Companies undergo regular and stringent assessment; […]

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January 15, 2018

Pentest People Management Team

Now we are officially launched and the Management Team is in place, I thought I would just take a minute to introduce the team and the history that brought them together to form Pentest People.

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