Attack and Penetration Services

Identify and remediate vulnerabilities to protect critical assets

Protiviti’s attack and penetration services protect sensitive data and systems, helping to avoid costly breaches, intellectual property loss, business disruption, and reputation damage. With the expanding threat landscape, it is critical to understand security vulnerabilities, their root causes, and remediation options.

Using our advanced penetration testing expertise, we identify vulnerabilities and provide actionable remediation guidance. Assuming an “attacker mindset” to replicate any scenario, we leverage best-in-class commercial security tools, leading freeware, the top open-source tools, and the latest penetration testing techniques.

Applications, services, databases, the Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices, whether on-premise or in the cloud, are safer with Protiviti.

Our services safeguard your data, intellectual property, or reputation due to a data breach

Our attack and penetration consulting Services

Pro Document Files

Social engineering

Simulating a bad actor, we identify vulnerabilities by using physical, electronic, and telephonic methods to target employees and facilities, gaining access to data and networks.


Our innovative approach

Integrating threat intelligence, we are aiming to holistically understand risk

Our innovative methodology is led by threat intelligence, and it centres around holistically understanding risk to the organisation. Our comprehensive approach to performing security assessments goes beyond merely identifying vulnerabilities.

Protiviti’s custom methodology mirrors several industry standards, such as the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), to determine and validate root causes of identified issues, and collaboratively work with organisations to develop recommendations that best fit their environments.

Integrating threat intelligence, we are aiming to holistically understand risk
Penetration Testing Methodology

Our penetration testing methodology

Although each client environment is unique, Protiviti applies a standardised approach to penetration testing to ensure a quality deliverable. Our standard penetration testing methodology (shown below) is a baseline for all engagements and provides flexibility to succeed.

Penetration Testing Methodology

Crisis averted

A medical device manufacturing company proactively partnered with Protiviti to pinpoint a hole in their technology, avoiding a publicity nightmare.

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Kees Schrama
Kees Schrama is an IT security and enterprise architecture consultant. He specialises in IT systems integration, security architecture and security testing. Prior to joining Protiviti, Kees had positions as Principal Manager at PwC Advisory in the Netherlands (7 ...
Roy Mutsaers
Roy Mutsaers is a senior manager in Protiviti’s technology consulting practice focusing on managing and executing SAP security, cybersecurity and IT audit related projects. He has 13 years of experience mainly in IT security, SAP cybersecurity, SAP GRC, IAM and IT audit ...