Penetration Testing – What is it and why?
Penetration testing takes an offensive approach to security by mimicking techniques and methodologies that would be used by a real-life malicious attacker. It is often required to satisfy insurance and policy requirements.
Penetration tests take a simulated approach to finding vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and misconfigurations in Network, Web Application, Mobile, and Physical security.
The purpose of a Penetration test is to identify any vulnerabilities before an attacker does.
Penetration testing is not the only step in a strong security posture, but it should be used regularly alongside defensive management strategies.
Penetration testers need to know every way an attacker can get into a network, an attacker just needs to get lucky with one.
Infrastructure Penetration Testing
A company’s infrastructure, external or internal defines a group of computers that store sensitive data about employees, clients and often host business-critical software. If this information is stolen and released it can result in a serious loss of reputation, fines, and potentially criminal charges.
What are the benefits of Infrastructure Penetration Testing?
• To assess the infrastructure for security vulnerabilities that allow attackers to obtain sensitive information or compromise entire systems
• Improving the overall security posture, reducing your overall threat landscape
• Many regulatory bodies require Penetration testing
Consultant-led Penetration testing should take place every six months to ensure that all of your applications and infrastructure are in good shape and do not present any vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations.
If you would like more information on our Penetration Testing services, please contact us by clicking here. You can also find more out about Penetration Testing via the Government website, National Cyber Security Centre by following the link https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/penetration-testing