Situation Aldwyck Housing Group is an awardwinning not-for-profit social housing provider with an annual turnover of over £60 million.
It provides over 11,000 homes and management services for around 25,000 people in a variety of tenures, from rented and part-owned homes to owner occupiers.
The Group runs its own data centre and a number of linked service websites. Its IT function supports 500 users, including a mobile workforce, and maintains a range of customerfacing online services which directly access many thousands of highly sensitive customer records. Requirement Vohkus had carried out a major infrastructure upgrade to Aldwyck’s systems, and was subsequently invited to carry out a penetration testing programme to verify the integrity of the estate.
The service delivery manager of Aldwyck explains: “With any IT change you introduce new elements of risk, so it’s essential to make sure things are compliant. We’ve had penetration testing carried out before of course, but we were particularly impressed by the quality and granularity of Vohkus’ proposed approach.”
“In addition, we asked Vohkus to make sure our web apps did not contain any vulnerabilities that would put data at risk. Threats are always evolving, so we know we need to do this periodically.”