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Introduction To Penetration Testing

An Introduction To Penetration Testing

and why your company needs it!

Every day we hear about successful high profile attacks that have been able to exploit vulnerability on a corporate network and extract valuable data. Whether this is in the form of credit card details, medical records or other personal information the question posed by IT managers remains the same: How can we ensure our perimeter/network is secure? The answer is a penetration test!

Pen testing or ethical hacking is without a doubt one of the most important security activities an IT department can conduct. After all, a company can spend huge sums of money on expensive security solution to protect each vector only to find that they have been infiltrated by an external hacker or piece of malware with relative ease. At the end of the day it could simply be human error (it usually is) and it is something which cannot be accounted for without an evaluation.

We had a client recently who purchased a very expensive enterprise level security system who, through a pen test, realised that a simple configuration issue had led to a massive vulnerability! This can be avoided by being diligent and scheduling regular pen test at least once a year. Given the time, money and resources that go into purchasing security software & hardware in the first place you would be surprised how often this is overlooked.

It’s understandable that IT departments are extremely busy, however, MAKE TIME as it could save your company and your job!

Pen Testing – Holistic View

Pen testing can be largely misunderstood due to a lack of purpose, direction and of course because of marketing’s many different names. You may have heard the terms network audit, security assessment, vulnerability scan etc. What they are promoting are assessment tools that fit into a more ideological state of perfect IT security protocols. In reality companies do not have the budget or reources for this, so a pen test is in order.

The point to remember is that a pen test is conclusive in that it actually penetrates your network in real life, so you have an accurate picture of the state of your IT security posture. No theoretical pieces about how your company should be safe because of xyz, it’s the practical facts of how safe you ACTUALLY are!

Below you will find an infographic representing a holistic view of Network testing:

Penetration Testing

To conclude, people make mistakes in life and IT personal are no different. The problem with IT staff making mistakes; is that there can be catastrophic results for your company’s finances, reputation and for any customers should you lose their data. Your network needs to be checked for real life vulnerabilities in order to gain an accurate picture of where you stand and what you need to fix.

At Smarttech we conduct basic penetration testing and full penetration testing for our customers.

Basic Penetration Testing

Smarttech Basic Penetration Testing services help organisations remain compliant by making sure that their network’s configuration and patch management are up-to-date. We take proactive and fully authorised attempts to improve your security by simulating an exploit and exploring potential vulnerable areas.

Full Penetration Testing

Smarttech Full Penetration Testing services fully evaluate an organisation’s network, applications, endpoints and internal/external attempts to infiltrate its security points. Complementing the basic penetration tests, we will dive deeper into your network’s infrastructure to provide a full overview of vulnerable and compromised areas that hackers could exploit.

If you have any questions OR you would like a free consultation please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us  

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