For any business wishing to succeed in the modern global economic climate, it is important that every financial decision made is carefully weighed in terms of potential risk and potential return on investment.
When an organisation is deciding whether or not to assign valuable funds to a certain area, it is necessary to determine exactly what return that investment is likely to have in the long run.
But it is also important to look at the potential risk involved in choosing not to make the investment, and this is where the value of penetration testing becomes apparent.
By not undergoing regular penetration testing, an organisation leaves itself vulnerable to a range of potential risk scenarios that could have major financial implications.
Security incidents can be costly both in the short term – through theft or legal implications – and in the long term as well, through loss of clients and of customer confidence.
Reputation is a valuable part of business success, and a highly publicised security incident like the ones that have regularly appeared in the media in recent months can cause irreparable damage in this area.
For that reason, vulnerability management evaluations such as penetration testing can be invaluable in the long run.
Because penetration testing can identify previously unforeseen gaps in security protocols, it can therefore allow an organisation to take the steps necessary to correct these issues and ensure that future risk is limited as much as possible.
In an age of economic uncertainty, it is important for your organisation to find confidence and stability where it can. By undergoing regular penetration testing and security audit evaluations, you can take a step towards ensuring the future financial success and security of your organisation.