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What is a Stolen Device Assessment?

Indispensable in the mobile workplace, smartphones, tablets and laptops allow your employees to be productive any place, any time. But if one of these devices is stolen, hackers have direct access to some of your most sensitive systems and data.

The Stolen Device Assessment will help you understand those risks, and how prepared you are to deal with them. Our consultants will simulate a cyberattack using a ‘stolen’ device, analysing the performance of your defences and processes in dealing with this all-too-common occurrence.

Why do I need a Stolen Device Assessment?


A stolen device is a security backdoor

Stolen devices make it simple for hackers to gain access to secure resources because the system is already trusted. Many use cached credentials to log in to the corporate network, giving attackers an instant foothold and reducing the time and effort required to break in.


Devices store data

Mobile devices typically store data locally, some of which may contain sensitive details. Stealing a device may provide hackers with access to valuable IP or expose personally identifiable information (PII) in breach of the GDPR.


Assess encryption and sandboxing provisions

Measures like disk encryption and app sandboxing can secure locally-stored data – if it has been deployed and maintained correctly. A stolen device assessment will investigate the efficacy of your data security measures.

Our Approach

On-device testing

Initial tests will focus on breaking into the stolen device itself. Our consultants will try to extract PII and other sensitive data directly from the local storage.

Credential recovery

Cached credentials and passwords provide authorised access to your network. We will attempt recovery of these details from a ‘stolen’ device.

Penetration test

Using a ‘stolen’ device, our engineers will breach your network. Penetration testing allows you to assess how effective security provisions, and which data stores and applications are most at risk.

Mobile security planning

As well as exposing vulnerabilities in your existing mobile environment, our report will help you plan for the future. Our consultants will also help you plan the necessary safeguards to protect your network as it evolves and develops in future.

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Why Fidus?

Penetration testing reveals your most sensitive network vulnerabilities – so you need a partner you can trust. Fidus Information Security are an NCSC CHECK Green Light and TIGER scheme approved consultancy. Our cyber security experts hold some of the most recognised certifications in the industry, including CREST Certified Tester and Senior Security Tester. Fidus is also a Cyber Essentials verified company. Every assessment we perform is carried out according to UK industry approved methodologies (OWASP, PETS, NIST) along with our own internal testing frameworks.

Remedial Support

More than just identifying security vulnerabilities, our cyber security experts are on hand to help you fix them too.

Certified Security Consultants

Our CREST and TIGER approved team holds a range of industry-leading security certifications including OSCP, CCT, SST and CISSP

Easy to Understand Reports

We’ll ensure that your executives and technical teams properly understand our assessment findings using plain-English reporting.

Fixed Price Proposals

The price you’re quoted is the price you’ll pay. Our quotes are broken down into a detailed costing table so you know exactly what to expect.

The Industry Average

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The Fidus Way

Our approach to security involves a qualified security consultant through the entire process to ensure quality, accuracy and consistency.

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    Mario Zuccaro, Founder and CEO, Oysta Technology

    June 2019

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    May 2019

    “Great service. Gave us exactly what we needed, as promised.”

    Philip Cunnington, TalkPlus NHS

    January 2019

    “We were extremely pleased with the service, knowledge and professionalism shown by Fidus. After the remediation phase, we then ran a phishing exercise with them to remind staff of the need to be vigilant with external email communications. I would have no hesitation in using or recommending Fidus in the future due to the quality of work carried out at a great price.”

    Graeme Thistlethwaite, ICT, Business Change and Business Support Manager

    “Fidus provided a high quality penetration service at a reasonable price … communications were great … the Pen test team flexed around us and our other commitments to get the job done. Thanks!”

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    October 2018