In this time of economic uncertainty, many businesses are looking to cut costs and improve productivity wherever they can.
While such procedures are an important part of staying afloat, it is also important to remember that services like penetration testing can bring significant value to your organisation and help prevent future financial loss.
Underestimating the value of penetration testing can be a critical error for many businesses who don't understand the importance of vulnerability management.
This is because a thorough penetration testing procedure conducted by a respectable and experienced third party team is one of the best ways to ensure your organisation is protected from potential external threats.
While the idea of cybercrime might seem unrealistic to some, recent incidents at LinkedIn, Yahoo! and Lastfm have all highlighted just how real this threat is in a world which relies so heavily on technology.
Using a series of analysis techniques, a penetration testing team can completely review any hardware, software, web applications, networks and emerging technologies used by your company and identify any areas which may be vulnerable to cybercrime.
At the end of the penetration test, you are provided with a thorough assessment of the vulnerabilities in your businesses security protocols – issues that might potentially have gone unnoticed and back doors that might have potentially been left open.
Arming yourself with this knowledge is an important first step in making sure your organisation is thoroughly protected against any and all cyber threats.