Penetration Testing Service - Hong Kong 

Penetration Testing Service - Hong Kong  A penetration test, commonly known as a pen test, is a cybersecurity evaluation aimed at assessing the security of computer systems, networks, or applications. Cybersecurity experts, also known as ethical hackers, conduct simulated attacks on the target system to pinpoint vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious individuals.

In Hong Kong, Digitpol provides penetration testing services, often referred to as pen tests, as part of cybersecurity evaluations targeting computer systems, networks, or applications. Our cybersecurity experts simulate attacks on the target system to uncover vulnerabilities and weaknesses exploitable by malicious individuals. Throughout the process, Digitpol meticulously conducts controlled tests to uncover flaws, identify potential cyber hacking activities, and pinpoint vulnerabilities. Digitpol’s certified testers document all findings, categorizing them according to a risk profile tailored to the organization. This detailed documentation results in a clear, comprehensive report containing key conclusions and recommendations to enhance the organization's security. This report serves as a valuable resource for promptly and effectively addressing any identified issues.

IP, Wi-Fi, LAN, Networks

A Pentest aimed at your companies internal network and provides detailed information on any and all vulnerabilities related to your LAN, IP or Wi-Fi networks. It's a deep dive into what networks exist, how powerful their security is, and what devices connect to them. In some cases the test can discovery whether ransomware or your employees can compromise data. In some cases we have detected remote access was found.


Testing of Web applications and services such as websites, payment apps, payment or financial systems (POS) and portals are the gateway to your data and even your internal infrastructure. A Pentest reveals vulnerabilities in these applications, this test can be extended to all forms of apps, payment systems, POS machines, apps that contain wallets.


Mobile Apps often process personal or sensitive data and are linked in various ways to other (web) services and APIs. Modern apps often contain a method to accept a payment or collect personal data. A Mobile App Pentest examines all possible attack vectors and links of the Mobile Apps, hosted environment and open back doors.


Testing of devices is highly important as most IACS are not secured by default, we assess the security of your Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) and Operational Technology (OT) environments with ICS/SCADA, HVAC, SIS, communication systems for vulnerabilities. In some cases, after the test, we can apply a firewall for industrial devices.

Android Application Penetration Testing

Android Application Penetration Testing in Hong Kong, Digitpol provides mobile app penetration testing services to review code and discover security flaws, our services are conducted by senior coders and assessment testers, we use both automated and manual examination of code.

APP API - Cloud Pen Testing

APP API Testing, As many apps send data to a cloud known as a backend end via an API, we also conduct testing of cloud environment  to APP for discovery of vulnerabilities and security risks. An API between an APP and cloud can contain hidden flaws in security, this is a critical factor we look into.


LAN Network Penetration Testing

Digitpol specalises in security audits of a local network can be performed locally, onsite or at clients premises or via VPN. Testing of LAN networks will discover malware, bots, rogue devices, traffic to rouge sources, data leakage, unauthorised PC or devices and vulnerabilities.

Website or Cloud Applications

In Hong Kong, we perform application testing on new and existing applications, websites, cloud apps, management consoles, data storages, we conduct testing of all forms of applications to discover if any security flaws exist, malware, open back doors, data transfer, leakage, security certifications and coding issues.

Penetration Testing Methods

As a standard there are three Pentest methods can be distinguished. These are well-known as black box testing, gray box testing and white box testing. None of these methods are considered the best but applied depending on your situation and after a consultation, the right approach can be applied. Each variant has its own pros and cons and will discover slightly different outcomes. The right choice therefore depends entirely on the stage of development, network circumstances and past testing.

Black Box Testing

In a black box Pentest, the ethical hacker has no prior knowledge of the target system and has to work with limited time and resources to discover vulnerabilities and potential attack vectors. This approach simulates a real-life scenario where an attacker has no insider knowledge or access to the system. As a result, this type of Pentest is often used to evaluate the overall security posture of a system or organization. However, due to the lack of prior knowledge, it may not uncover more complex vulnerabilities or weaknesses that a knowledgeable attacker could exploit.

Gray Box Testing

In a gray box Pentest, the tester has some level of information about the system or application being tested, but not full disclosure like in a white box Pentest. This approach is often used to simulate an insider attack, where the tester has some level of access or knowledge of the system or application. The goal of this approach is to identify vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an insider with malicious intent, while also testing the system's defense against an external attacker.

White Box Testing

In a white box penetration testing (or "full disclosure" testing), the penetration tester is given detailed information about the target system or application in advance, including network diagrams, system architecture, and even access to the source code. This information allows the tester to perform a very thorough analysis of the system and potentially discover more complex and well-hidden vulnerabilities that might not be discovered in a black box testing approach, where the tester has no prior knowledge of the target system. However, the downside of white box testing is that it may not accurately reflect a real-world attack scenario, where an attacker would not have access to such detailed information.

The process of a Penetration Test

At DIGITPOL, a Pentest always always starts with an interview, we often do this via a conference call or in person, during this interview the scope (framework) of the Pentest is defined along with the object of the investigation and which methods we will apply. The budget, time frame and schedule are important. After the interview, we will send you a contract that details what we will do, the cost and timeframe, we also can sign an NDA. Once this has been established, the Pentest can start. This happens in three phases:


In the exploration phase, the ethical hackers will start mapping potential entrance doors. This involves mapping the infrastructures and systems used and looking for low-hanging fruit. This is one of the most vital parts of the process.

Launch The Attack

After the exploration, the actual attacking of your applications, networks or systems begins. The ethical hackers try to find entry doors and exploit vulnerabilities in order to penetrate your systems and steal sensitive data. The hacking starts, we detail every step and we record our sessions which is handed over in the final report.

Report the Findings

During the Pentest, the ethical hackers document all vulnerabilities and findings found that are classified according to a risk profile for your organization. This results in a clear and detailed report containing the most important conclusions and recommendations with which the security of your organization can be improved. This report is used to solve any issues found.

Penetration Testing Certification

Once your organization has successfully passed the penetration testing and all discovered flaws have been resolved, you will receive the penetration testing certification! This is indeed a significant achievement in the field of cybersecurity. It serves as tangible evidence of your proficiency in assessing the security of computer systems, networks, and applications through simulated attacks. Congratulations on reaching this milestone!

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Difference between a pentest and a vulnerability scan?

A penetration test and a vulnerability scan are both security testing techniques, but they differ in their scope, purpose, and methodology.

A vulnerability scan is an automated process that scans a network or system for known vulnerabilities, such as missing security patches, misconfigurations, and default passwords. The scan identifies the vulnerabilities and provides a report that prioritizes them based on their severity. The primary purpose of a vulnerability scan is to identify security weaknesses that can be remedied to improve the security posture of the network or system. Vulnerability scans are usually automated and can be scheduled to run regularly.

A penetration test, on the other hand, is a more comprehensive and targeted approach to testing the security of a network or system. It simulates a real-world attack on the network or system to identify vulnerabilities that may not be detected by a vulnerability scan. A penetration test involves a combination of automated tools and manual testing techniques to identify and exploit vulnerabilities, and the results are typically presented in a detailed report that includes recommended remediation steps. The primary purpose of a penetration test is to identify and exploit vulnerabilities to assess the overall security posture of the network or system.

In summary, a vulnerability scan is an automated process that identifies known vulnerabilities, while a penetration test is a more comprehensive and targeted approach to testing the security of a network or system by simulating a real-world attack.

How does a pentest contribute to your organization?

A pentest can contribute to an organization in several ways:

  1. Identify vulnerabilities: A pentest can identify potential vulnerabilities in an organization's systems, applications, and networks that may otherwise go undetected. Identifying these vulnerabilities before they are exploited by attackers can help the organization take steps to mitigate the risks.
  2. Improve security posture: A pentest can help an organization to improve its security posture by providing insight into areas that need improvement. By addressing vulnerabilities and weaknesses, the organization can reduce the likelihood of a successful cyber attack.
  3. Compliance requirements: Many regulations and standards require organizations to perform regular pentests to ensure compliance. By conducting a pentest, an organization can ensure that it is meeting regulatory requirements.
  4. Gain trust: Customers, partners, and stakeholders often look for reassurance that their data and information is safe with an organization. A pentest can provide evidence that the organization is taking cybersecurity seriously and is actively working to protect sensitive information.

Overall, a pentest can help an organization to proactively identify and address vulnerabilities, improve its security posture, meet compliance requirements, and gain trust with customers and stakeholders.

What is a Pen Test?

A pen test, short for penetration test, is a cybersecurity assessment conducted to evaluate the security of a computer system, network, or application. During a pen test, cybersecurity professionals, often referred to as ethical hackers, simulate attacks on the target system to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors.

Penetration testing typically involves several stages:

  1. Planning and reconnaissance: This phase involves gathering information about the target system, including its architecture, technologies used, and potential entry points.
  2. Scanning: In this stage, automated tools are often used to scan the target system for known vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
  3. Enumeration: Ethical hackers enumerate or list out the resources and services available on the target system, such as open ports, running services, and user accounts.
  4. Exploitation: Once vulnerabilities are identified, ethical hackers attempt to exploit them to gain unauthorized access to the target system. This may involve using specialized tools or crafting custom exploits.
  5. Post-exploitation: After gaining access to the system, ethical hackers may escalate privileges, establish persistence, and gather additional information.
  6. Reporting: Finally, the findings of the penetration test are documented in a comprehensive report, which typically includes details about discovered vulnerabilities, their potential impact, and recommendations for remediation.

Penetration testing helps organizations identify and address security weaknesses before they can be exploited by real attackers, thereby reducing the risk of data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.

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