Why ethical hacking is an essential part of a good vulnerability management strategy

While most people working in the western world today have a basic knowledge of computers and the internet, this does not mean that they understand the varied and nuanced risks that are associated with cybercrime.

Just because your employees know how to create a word document or open an excel spreadsheet doesn t mean that they are aware of the correct techniques to use online in order to minimise cybercrime risk.

Nor does it mean they are aware of the many strategies that might be employed by cybercriminals in order to gain unauthorised access to a private computer system.

For that reason, a good vulnerability management plan needs to feature a two pronged approach of reliable and secure cyber security technology as well as thorough employee education.

With social engineering becoming increasingly prevalent amongst cybercriminals, it is important that your employees know how to keep themselves safe and their private information secure at all times.

Social media has, for many people, created a culture of online sharing in which people are very willing to give away personal information without paying proper attention to the risks involved.

That is why a Red Cell ethical hacking assessment is the best way to determine where there are weak links in your security system, and where an inventive hacker might gain information that could allow him unauthorised access into a secure database.

Because a Red Cell hacker is essentially taking on the role of a real cybercriminal, they are able to utilise techniques that an internal evaluation might not be able to fully simulate.

Thus you can get a better idea of how likely a security leak caused by unaware employees might be, ensure that all correct protocols are being followed, and act accordingly in order to prevent a real security incident in the future.

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