A penetration test (or "pen test") is a type of security test which simulates a hacker trying to find and exploit security vulnerabilities in software systems.
We regular subject asbestos software Alpha Tracker and our other software systems to pen tests in order to check that there are no security holes which a hacker could exploit.
The latest test was carried out by one of our asbestos consultancy clients following a request from a new NHS client of theirs. Our client paid a cybersecurity consultancy to penetration test the Alpha Tracker software to verify that it was secure.
No high priority issues were found at all, and only one that was categorised as medium risk. This was dealt with by a simple change to server configuration.
In all the years we've been involved with penetration tests, this is an incredibly good result and shows the constant security updates and patches we apply to Alpha Tracker really pay off and are worth the hard work from the team.