Whether an organisation is small or large, public or private, it is likely to hold information that if compromised could cause harm to staff, customers and the organisation’s reputation.
Weaknesses in internet facing networks and applications can occur due to poorly patched, configured or unsupported systems. Where these vulnerabilities occur, it increases the possibility that they may be exploited by malicious attackers to compromise or steal data. Therefore, it is essential to identify these weaknesses and understand how they can be remediated to defend against damaging attacks.
Regular penetration testing, particularly after the introduction of new functionality or infrastructure is an essential facet of security best practice. Periodic penetration tests improve security and minimise the chance of cyber attacks.