What We Do


Above all else, we secure.

We aim to deliver penetration testing services to customers in a way that works for them, with expertise and transparent communications throughout.

Our team of passionate and dedicated cybersecurity specialists are always happy to get involved in interesting projects and to help organisations improve their cybersecurity maturity. Our consultants are certified by leading certification bodies, including the Council of Registered and Ethical Security Testers (CREST), CompTIA, as well as major technology providers such as AWS.

We’re available to help organisations in a variety of ways. If you’re looking for security testing, some traditional consultancy to help with a tricky project, guest speakers for an event, or anything else cybersecurity related — we’d love to help.

Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Testing

Web Application Penetration Tests are designed to identify and address security vulnerabilities within web applications. Our team will use a variety of advanced techniques to discover weaknesses that attackers could exploit, such as cross-site scripting, broken authentication, and insecure direct object references.

These are manual assessments where our consultants use their expertise to examine an application’s frontend, backend, APIs, and underlying infrastructure. The process involves planning, reconnaissance, vulnerability analysis, exploitation, and reporting, with the aim of providing a comprehensive analysis of the application’s security posture.

Penetration Testing, when performed by a skilled professional, can help organisations protect sensitive data, enhance their security measures, and comply with regulatory standards, thereby reducing the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks.

Cloud Security Reviews

Whilst the security of your infrastructure and applications can
be covered by our penetration testing services, it’s possible for us take a
deeper look into your security by directly reviewing the configuration of your
cloud environment.

The Akimbo Core testing team uses this type of testing to evaluate
the security of cloud infrastructure, including configurations, access
controls, and the interaction between different cloud services and
applications. This service can uncover security weaknesses such as
misconfiguration, insecure APIs, inadequate access controls, data leakage, and
shadow admins.


The goal is to ensure that cloud deployments are robust
against threats and comply with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
By conducting thorough cloud penetration testing, our clients can safeguard
sensitive data, maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of
their cloud services, and mitigate the risks associated with operating in a
dynamic and complex cloud ecosystem.

Infrastructure Penetration Testing

Infrastructure Penetration Testing focuses on the security of infrastructure devices such as servers, workstations, firewalls, routers, and switches. External Infrastructure Assessments focus on what can be targeted by an internet based attacker. Whereas Internal Infrastructure Assessments look at the risks posed by guests, visitors and contractors with access into an organisation’s office space.

Our assessors will look for weaknesses such as unpatched software, device misconfiguration, and vulnerable services.


The goal of infrastructure penetration testing is to assess the overall security posture of the network and its components, providing actionable insights and recommendations to enhance defences, ensure compliance with security standards, and protect critical assets from potential breaches and disruptions.

Build Device Security Review

A Build Device Security Review by Akimbo Core is a meticulous assessment aimed at evaluating the security of a computer system’s configuration. These assessments are typically aimed at key servers and gold images used to build end user devices. This review involves our testers examining the system’s operating system, applications, and network services to ensure they are hardened against attacks.

We review your systems against industry best practices but also using our assessors experience as highly certified consultants. We can identify a range of security misconfigurations, from weak passwords to vulnerable network services, as well as reviewing systems for common issues such as outdated software installations.

By conducting a comprehensive analysis, the review provides actionable recommendations to enhance the system’s security posture, ensuring it is robust against potential threats and compliant with relevant security standards and regulations. This proactive approach helps in mitigating vulnerabilities and protecting critical data and resources.

Firewall Configuration Security Review

Firewall Security Reviews are designed to assess the effectiveness of network security devices. Firewalls are a primary line of defence for many organisations, therefore ensuring they are as hardened as possible is critical. Our expert testers uncover weaknesses such as misconfigurations, outdated firmware, and inadequate rule sets that could allow unauthorized access or data breaches. We don’t simply run an automated scanner, but we manually assess the device to determine the intention of its configuration and how effectively that has been implemented.

The objective is to provide our clients with a thorough analysis of the firewall’s security posture, offering actionable recommendations to strengthen defences, enhance network security, and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Mobile Application Penetration Testing

Our Mobile Application Penetration Tests take the form of a targeted security assessment aimed at identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities within mobile applications and their supporting APIs. This process aims uncover security flaws in the app’s code, data storage, communication protocols, and authentication mechanisms. The Akimbo Team employ the latest manual techniques to detect a range of security issues, such as insecure data storage, weak encryption, improper session handling, and vulnerabilities that can lead to interception attacks.

The objective is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the app’s security posture, offering actionable recommendations to strengthen defences, protect sensitive user data, and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. We utilise the data to help organizations secure their apps, build user trust, and safeguard against potential cyber threats.

Wireless Penetration Testing

Almost every workplace has a wireless network, and frequently more than one. These networks may offer threat actors an easy way into your organisation. Here at Akimbo Core, our Wireless Penetration Tests are human led security assessments focused on identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities within these networks. We can assess the encryption, authentication, and segmentation that is in place to determine the risk of these networks.

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the network security posture and to offer actionable recommendations to enhance its protection, in turn ensuring you are able to safeguard sensitive systems and data.

Our Services

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing is one of the most effective ways to assess your systems security, discover vulnerabilities, and determine the real-world risk of any vulnerabilities that are present.

It goes much further than simply checking for missing software updates or weak passwords. Plus, it’s more effective than simple vulnerability scanning.

Cybersecurity Training

Akimbo Core deliver cybersecurity workshops all around the UK, as well as remotely. Our workshops cover a range of topics from technical subjects such as how to get the most out of cybersecurity testing, to security awareness issues within businesses.

Cybersecurity Consultancy

From security architecture to security assessment, we offer a wide range of services to ensure the protection of your assets. We use a highly flexible methodology to ensure that our services are fully aligned to your needs, delivered by a bespoke team with the precise skills and depth of experience needed to understand your issues and then effectively deliver the desired outcome. With our security assurance services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your systems and data are well-protected.

Our Newsletter

Red Tail Reports

Akimbo’s Red Tail Report is a newsletter put together by our very own Holly Grace Williams, in which she shares key updates from the Cybersecurity space. Whether that’s the latest vulnerability information or a new security guide we’ve published.

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