ICS / SCADA penetration testing

Providing the security assurances you need when it comes to your critical Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

Why does your ICS need testing?

The impact of an Industrial Control System breach goes beyond data loss, it can result in huge financial manufacturing losses and, in the case of critical infrastructure, could potentially impact lives.

Many industrial systems do not undergo regular security updates and it’s common for a system to run for years without patching. This makes them extremely vulnerable to attacks that may have been patched decades ago.

Our ICS testing can help overcome the many issues associated with testing industrial systems and we are committed to providing an outstanding service that is tailored to your individual requirements.

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What we review

ICS/SCADA testing takes place onsite and we have experience performing tests on live production systems, as well as test environments. Our testing is tailored to your requirements and can cover the following areas of an ICS/SCADA system:


RTU/PLC/IED Firmware

Node service

Application security


System tests

Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of the reviews we conduct and many of the checks will depend on the specific system under review.

Our ICS testing process

Every ICS/SCADA penetration test goes through a rigorous process to ensure you get the best possible results. Below we outline the key stages our testing goes through:

1. Scoping

Your dedicated account manager (AM) will work with you to understand your business, the system under review & the desired outcomes. The AM will then work with the assigned Pentest consultants & your stakeholders to identify risks & ensure our testing meets your needs.

2. Proposal

A bespoke proposal of work will be drawn up based on your requirements, our experience and our consultant’s expertise. This proposal will outline our recommended test approach, the prerequisites needed & the time required to investigate the target.

3. Testing

Testing will commence on the agreed date and our consultants will communicate with you throughout the test, to your set requirements. All testing is conducted manually and our consultants will look to identify as many issues as possible in the time allotted.

4. Reporting

A comprehensive, quality assured report of our findings will be delivered following the test. Our reports can be tailored to your needs, providing both a technical and managerial overview of findings, as well as our detailed remediation advice.

5. Post-test support

Our job doesn’t finish on the delivery of a report, your test consultant will be available after the test to explain any aspect of the report, as well as provide remediation support to internal teams and/or external suppliers.

6. Evidence of testing

Many of our clients need to supply evidence of testing for security assurance purposes. We can supply additional documentation which will provide these assurances to your internal and/or external stakeholders.

Why choose Pentest?

Our test process isn’t the only reason clients choose to work with us. Find out more about Pentest, our ethos and the support we offer our clients.

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