5 Reasons Why Your Company Needs Penetration Testing
By conducting regular penetration testing, you minimize the risk of hacking and data breaches in your organization, ensuring the highest standards of user data protection. This way, you can leave a really strong impression on your users and build trust and goodwill, leading to long-term growth of your organization. It’s important to remember that penetration testing goes far beyond a set of automated tools. It is a comprehensive approach and an entire process that involves the use of appropriate tools as well as human expertise and experience. A successful penetration tester must have extensive experience, a keen intuition, and the ability to critically analyze situations.
In addition, penetration tests can be designed to stop when the tester reaches a point where further action could cause harm. Penetration test results should be taken seriously, and vulnerabilities discovered should be mitigated. Results, once available, should be presented to the organization’s senior management. Organizations should consider conducting less labor-intensive tests on a regular basis to ensure they are complying with required security measures.
The goal is to determine the extent to which a hypothetical hacker could penetrate an infrastructure despite the company’s security measures and protocols. Although organizations are constantly inundated with the latest and supposedly best tools and technologies, penetration testing remains one of the most popular and important tools for strengthening their security measures. According to a 2016 research report, the penetration incident response plan testing market will triple from $594.7 million to $1,724.3 million between 2016 and 2021. Penetration testing is a simulated, controlled attack designed to uncover potential flaws and vulnerabilities in an organization’s network, devices or applications that could lead to a data breach and financial loss. After the discovery phase, penetration testers now have a complete understanding of the target system.
It should be part of an ongoing monitoring system to ensure organizations are secure through various types of security testing. Security patch updates or new components used on an organization’s website could introduce new risks that open the door to hackers. Therefore, companies should schedule regular penetration tests to uncover new security vulnerabilities and prevent opportunities to exploit them. It is critical to equip your organization with smart and actionable security measures after our penetration tests. Penetration testing must uncover vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to gain access to the system so that the company can adjust its security policies and address identified vulnerabilities.
The goal of a penetration test is to determine the security posture of a system. It is also a good way to find security vulnerabilities before they are exploited. Penetration testing is different from vulnerability scanning, a method of identifying known vulnerabilities.
This means they have at least 2 years of experience in the security field and have gone through a rigorous vetting process. We have vetted them for their vast experience and reputation so you can trust them with your business, data and networks. The internal IT team may know that a vulnerability exists, but because they are not able to effectively demonstrate the vulnerability, management may not realize the potential risks of not adding the resources. Since an external tester has no interest in the outcome or internal knowledge of the details of a network, management is more likely to respect its opinion after seeing the vulnerability through the test. On the other hand, pen testing can also boost management’s confidence in the skills and opinions of your own IT team. Protecting your company’s reputation and preserving your customer base, because a single security incident is enough to shake your customers’ confidence.
Therefore, it is important that your cyber defenses are able to provide the necessary security and adapt as the business evolves. Penetration testing can help your organization identify where new vulnerabilities are emerging as your business grows and evolves. Penetration testing doesn’t evaluate the potential vulnerabilities of a computer system, but rather performs a cyber attack to see how your system handles it. Professional IT experts will attempt to gain access to your system using a variety of methods to identify vulnerabilities and how those vulnerabilities can be exploited in your system. This way, the solution can be supported to prevent the risk of an actual cyber attack in the future. RedTeam Security uses various processes and automation tools to perform penetration testing and uncover vulnerabilities.
Penetration testing can be very valuable, but it requires a lot of work and expertise to minimize the risk to the affected systems. Systems can be damaged or otherwise rendered unusable during penetration testing, although it is beneficial for the organization to know how a system could be rendered unusable by an intruder. Although experienced penetration testers can mitigate this risk, it can never be completely eliminated. Penetration testing should only be conducted after careful consideration, notification and planning.
RedTeam Security’s penetration testers cover all networks, devices, physical controls and human interactions, documenting any potential vulnerabilities that pose a risk to an organization’s security posture. Physical penetration testing measures the strength of an organization’s existing security controls. Hackers can overcome physical barriers such as sensors, cameras and locks to gain physical access to sensitive business areas. External penetration testing is a form of penetration testing that targets non-production targets such as service providers and business partners, as well as the network and infrastructure outside the organization. The basic goal of external penetration testing is to identify and exploit vulnerabilities and gain access to the internal network. Cybersecurity tools exist to help organizations protect their infrastructure from cyberattacks.