One of the most valuable things for a business to know, in terms of its cybersecurity, is how vulnerable it is to breaches and exploits. This kind of information can be gathered via a process called penetration testing, or “pen testing.” Let’s go over how the average pen test is conducted to see how these insights are collected.
To be as effective and accurate as possible in judging a business’ cybersecurity preparedness against attack, a pen test should follow the same trajectory as the real McCoy. By using the same tools and strategies as an actual cybercriminal would, a hired professional will play the role as they dive into a business’ network.
This professional’s services will typically follow a standard procedure:
After all this has taken place, the client receives their report. This report will cover all the vulnerabilities that were identified, arranged by their severity, as well as a guide how to correct them through security improvements. Once these improvements are put in place, a professional may repeat their test to judge how effective these improvements are.
The answer to this is clear: a pen test is one of the most effective ways to identify and resolve your business security’s critical weaknesses without subjecting your operations to a legitimate threat. Don’t wait to find out until the real thing strikes.
OnSite I.T. has the skill, experience, and resources to mitigate your greatest security risks. Give us a call at (403) 210-2927 to learn more.