A second consecutive year of growth has been recorded by Leeds cyber security consultancy, Pentest People, which has increased revenues by 65% to hit £5.9 million.
The Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) provider, whose second office is based in Cheltenham, increased revenue by £2.3 million over the past 12 months, it confirmed, and also grew headcount by 35%.
It is now setting its sights on further expansion, having increased its range of services to include solutions including ransomware defence assessments, remote working security assessments, firewall ruleset reviews, dark web monitoring, load testing, and more.
It has recently been shortlisted for Tech Company of the Year at the upcoming Prolific North Champions Awards.
Gavin Watson, Technical Director at Pentest People, said: “Over the past twelve months Pentest People has continued to grow its client base and expand its range of services, including the addition of cyber incident response, remote-working security assessments, dark web monitoring and zero-day exploit scanning, allowing us to detect, prevent, and remediate the most common cyber risks.
“Our initial mission was to provide remote and on-site assessments to uncover vulnerabilities in systems, processes and employee practices that expose companies to cyber attacks. As Pentest People’s team has expanded, we’ve added rapid response services to help clients to fix critical issues resulting from newly discovered vulnerabilities and zero-day exploits.”
Co-founder of Pentest People, Andrew Mason, added: “To support [our] expansion, we have increased our headcount by 35%, moved into a larger office at the Coach Works in Leeds, opened a second office close to GCHQ at Hub8 Cheltenham and launched an apprentice and graduate recruitment and training programme.
“We’ve hired thirteen women to join our team in the past year and we’re actively recruiting more female consultants.”