The Value Of Network Pen Testing To Reduce Cyber Attacks

In association with Cyrin

Cyber attacks are becoming far more sophisticated with each passing year. And so now cyber criminals have significantly increased the cyber security anticipation, detection, and mitigation challenges for all organisations. CEOs are often asked by their Board if their organisation is ready for a cyber-attack and has the IT team reduced the chances of being attacked.

Understanding your threat cyber landscape is essential to remain safe and to make better decisions about your cyber security you need to know your vulnerabilities. But this is increasingly difficult as many organisation’s IT databases grow significantly every week.

The multitude of devices on ever-expanding corporate networks poses a unique challenge from the point of view of security. The number of different devices and connected systems are typically the weakest link in a corporate network. 

Penetration Testing or Pen Tests

Security Pen Tests really helps your organisation to proactively safeguard your data and IT systems by testing and assessing your cyber security protocols and it can help you analyse, test and build a robust cyber defence, no matter how vast your data stores.

A Pen Test approach solves the issue of identifying unknown devices on a network, ensuring they’re included in the existing security framework and making It security more effective and easier for busy IT teams to deal with.
Pen Tests involve a variety of methodologies designed to explore a network to identify potential vulnerabilities and test to ensure the vulnerabilities are real.

When penetration testing is performed properly, the results allow network professionals to make recommendations for fixing problems within the network that were discovered during the pen test.  

The main purpose of the Pen Test is to improve network security and provide protection for the entire network and connected devices against future attacks. Pen Tests identify and confirm actual security issues and report on the manner in which the security issues can be located and exploited by hackers.

When performed consistently, a Pen Test process will inform your business where the weaknesses exist in your security model.  

This ensures your business can achieve a balance between maintaining the best network security possible and ensuring ongoing business functions in terms of possible security exploits. The results of a Pen Test can also assist your business with improved planning when it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery.

Pen Testing should be done regularly and include testing of all software and applications, including operating systems, hardware, network, processes, and even end-user behavior.

To verify that systems and data are safe, cyber security professionals often run vulnerability scans and perform penetration testing. In the past, manual Penetration Testing was laborious and costly and could only be performed periodically as a result. 

Today, Penetration Testing allows for faster, cheaper, and more frequent testing, keeping organisations of all sizes safer from attacks.

Cyber security teams need additional technology to keep track of all the devices and keep the network safe. 
Pen Testing can seriously help to protect IT systems by automating the scanning and management of IT devices across the entire network. They can scan all devices on the network, and focusing on shutting down  potential attacks often before IT teams are aware of it.

AT Corp and Cyber Security Intelligence want to work with Penetration Testing firms to engage with organisations around the globe. 

Please contact Cyber Security Intelligence if you are a Pen Testing organisation as we want to talk to you about some new work opportunities for your business.
 

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