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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Penetration Testing

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Nowadays, high-profile security breaches continue to dominate the media headlines. This trend places an increasing number of businesses at risk. They are growing in amount and complexity while malicious hackers are actively developing new and more sophisticated forms of attacks every single day.

Having anti-virus software and a firewall, as well as assuming that your business is secure, is no longer enough. Modern businesses require an advanced approach to security and due diligence. They need to test their resistance to cybersecurity threats and build highly effective defense mechanisms and remediation strategies.

To test whether and how a malicious user can gain unauthorized access to your assets, you’ll need a professional penetration testing service.

Still hesitating? Read on to discover five reasons why pentesting is essential for your organization’s health and security.

Uncover Hidden System Vulnerabilities Before the Criminals Do

The most surefire way to measure your security level is by studying how it can be hacked. A penetration test offers an ability to safely test your system’s resistance to external hacking attempts. It models the actions of a potential intruder by trying to exploit the vulnerabilities caused by code mistakes, software bugs, insecure settings, service configuration errors and/or operational weaknesses.

The major difference between a penetration test and a real hacking experience rests in its safe and controlled manner. It simulates a real attack scenario and exploits the vulnerabilities only to showcase the potential harm of a malicious hacking attempt. Moreover, the client company can pre-define the scope and timing of a penetration test and is informed beforehand about any active exploitation of vulnerabilities in its IT infrastructure.

Organizations usually conduct penetration tests right after the deployment of new infrastructure and applications or after the introduction of major changes to their infrastructure (e.g. changes in firewall rules, firmware updates, (Read more...)


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