For twenty-five years we have made significant contributions to the security of our clients and the
environment in which they work. Major organisations in banking, insurance, fashion, retail, publishing,
manufacturing, construction, law and government all trust our skills and results.
Our personal service and commitment to excellence is reflected in our relationship with clients
such as UKAR (Bradford & Bingley), who have used our services since 1996.
Large scale infrastructure: We conducted an annual test of a global organisation's external infrastructure.
We were provided with a large number of IP address ranges distributed across the world. We were tasked with determining
which targets should be considered for testing and then running non-invasive penetration testing against hundreds of
identified targets. Our reports were tailored to provide results analysed by geographical location, line of business and
criticality, greatly simplifying the client's mitigation strategy.
Flagship e-commerce application: We were engaged to test every aspect of a new global e-commerce application.
We conducted testing within UAT and PROD environments, during which we discovered a number of critical and high risk vulnerabilities.
We examined the application, internal infrastructure, system servers and provided ad-hoc advice. We worked closely with the
client and provided valuable assistance in the original scoping exercise, identified threats and countermeasures and provided
informal skills transfer throughout.
Our Clients Speak For Themselves
Our clients come from many different sectors and industries, but all have something in common: a desire for the very best
We are proud to list some of the organisations with whom we have long-term business relationships:
- Amlin Insurance
- Crest Nicholson
- Glencore Xstrata
- Kingfisher PLC
- Lloyds of London
- Mitsubishi Electric
- National Gallery
- National Museum of Science and Industry
- Natural History Museum
- Skipton Building Society
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
- UKAR (Bradford & Bingley)
- University College London Hospital
- Universal Music
- Wm Morrison Supermarkets
- Yara International
"I engaged First Base Technologies to carry out 'red team' penetration attacks, targeting a
range of premises within the UK. The team conducted themselves in a very professional manner throughout
and care was taken to match the requirements of our business with the services. The work was carried out in
an efficient and timely manner, and the final report and other supporting material was produced as agreed.
Following the completion of the exercise I was provided with the opportunity to speak directly to those
involved in the work, and was given a full face to face debrief."
Clive Carmichael-Jones, Head of Risk Management & Security, LGC Group
"I've used First Base Technologies for infrastructure and wireless security testing for almost
13 years. As demonstrated by this continued relationship, I've always found First Base to be knowledgeable,
competent, approachable, professional and a thoroughly nice bunch of individuals."
Ian Northcott, Group IT Security Manager, Finance Sector
"We are, as usual very happy with the way that First Base conducted the tests and maintained
contact throughout. The reporting standard is professional and meets our requirements for audit purposes
and of course evidencing fixes and improvements to be made in systems and applications. We are looking
forward to continuing to work with First Base in the future."
Wayne Watson, Information Security, NHBC
"Firstly, I would like to offer my thanks not only for the speed at which the recent
spate of tests have been carried out, but furthermore the professionalism and obvious adherence to
process you have demonstrated throughout. You have clearly demonstrated that as an organisation
First Base is able to add value to the security topic in several ways. I felt that the teleconference
held between Partnership, First Base and our technology partner was an invaluable exercise in
establishing root causes and subsequent follow up actions."
Daniel Gwalter, Head of IT, Partnership Assurance
"I first came across Peter Wood and First Base Technologies in 1998. I have sought
them out in the two companies I have worked for since, and have recommended them on many occasions.
A high level of professionalism has been displayed in every piece of work they have undertaken for
me - their pragmatic approach is refreshing and their genuine enthusiasm for the work they do shines
through on every assignment."
Myles Gibbins, Group IT Director, Crest Nicholson
"In the course of a business case preparation, I asked Pete to scan one of my most
sensitive environments. Pete and his team worked with adequate caution, finding critical
vulnerabilities nevertheless. Jointly we evaluated their findings, developed a story arc on how
to present them in business management language. Pete turned the findings into a concise, BBC-quality
video. The business case presentation worked like a charm. Beside the professionalism, it is great
fun to work with Pete and his team. I can strongly recommend to go for First Base!"
Thomas Wegner, Information Security Manager, Yara
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