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What is Bluelight penetration testing?

Bluelight service providers – ambulance, fire brigade police – are all open to cyberattack and information theft. Penetration testing uses hacking tools and techniques to test – and compromise – your network defences.

Penetration testing is a vital test of your people, processes and technology, helping to ensure you are ready and able to withstand a cybersecurity incident. Penetration testing is also an important tool for proving compliance with the various regulations and frameworks that govern emergency services providers.

Why does Bluelight penetration testing matter?


Penetration testing exposes critical vulnerabilities

Identifying and resolving network vulnerabilities is crucial to protecting the sensitive data that your organisation holds. By placing security defences under stress, you can test resilience and effectiveness.


To achieve compliance

Demonstrating robust security provisions is an essential step towards achieving compliance with relevant frameworks including PSN ITHC, NHS DSP and GDPR.


To protect your service users

Emergency service providers store incredibly sensitive personal data belonging to officers and private individuals. Penetration testing verifies that you are upholding your duty to protect these people.


Validation of incidence response planning

Fire brigades, police forces and ambulance services will all come under cyberattack at some point. Conducting penetration testing allows you to assess whether your incidence response plans are effective and efficient.

Our Approach

Penetration testing

CHECK qualified engineers scan your firewall and network assets for known vulnerabilities. We also probe software and operating systems to identify unpatched applications that could be exploited or compromised.

Physical security tests

By testing access control systems, Fidus will help you better understand your physical security provisions at each of your offices and locations.

Phishing and social engineering tests

Using social engineering and phishing techniques, we will help you expose incidences of poor practice that see employees divulging sensitive data to unauthorised parties. We’ll also help you draw up training plans to address these issues.

Red Team cyberattack scenarios

To understand how your systems and processes work together, we can arrange a full-scale cyberattack. We will place your systems under load and assess your response and effectiveness throughout.

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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

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