Our ethos of support doesn’t just apply to our clients. Pentest is a firm believer in supporting our staff and the communities in which we work. We set aside 25% of our consultant’s working time to training and development, research projects, pro bono work and to community education. Not only does this keep our consultant’s skills up to date but it also allows us to pass on our expertise.
Staff training and development
Information security is a constantly evolving landscape and it’s vital that our consultants keep up to date with the latest threats, techniques and tools in order to provide our clients with the highest possible standard of work.
We set our consultants personal training and development goals, providing them with the time and resources they need, whether they are working towards industry recognised certifications or conducting individual study projects.
Time is also set aside time for our consultants to attend industry conferences such as BlackHat and DEFCON, to name a few. We see these as vital opportunities for our consultants to learn more about the latest developments in our industry.
Finally, we encourage our consultants to take part in high-profile Capture the Flag (CTF) challenges, such as the Hack-A-Sat challenge run by The United States Air Force. These challenges give us a chance to learn, develop our skills in new areas and to put ourselves to the test against some of the best CTF teams in the world.
The Information Security community is a close knit one and it’s one that openly encourages the sharing of knowledge and ideas to benefit everyone. We are proud members of this community and our consultants have spoken at events such as BSides, DEFCON & BlackHat.
We also contribute by designing and running CTF challenges for the community to take part in. Our CTFs are designed to mimic vulnerabilities that we find in our real-world penetration testing and red teaming engagements and seek to replicate them faithfully, allowing others to learn and develop their skills.
As a company, we like to support good causes and initiatives in a number of ways:
Pro bono work
Our aim is to provide over £20,000 of information security work on a pro bono basis annually, supporting the important work of organisations and charities, work that benefits us all as a society.
Examples of the pro bono work we have conducted include:
> JoinZoe, Covid19 symptom tracker application
> Xploro, health information platform
> The University of Edinburgh, Coronogenes study
> The Brain Tumour Charity
> Action for Children
Due to the increase of bug bounty programmes, it is becoming increasingly common for our research disclosures come with a financial reward. Pentest Ltd donate any bug bounty reward we receive to charity.
How can we support you?
Contact our team today to find out how we can help support your organisation.