10 Reason Why You Need an iSECURE Pen Test
Overview: A penetration test, or pen-test, is an attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely trying to exploit vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may exist in operating systems, services and application flaws, improper configurations or risky end-user behavior. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficacy of defensive mechanisms, as well as, end-user adherence to security policies.
- We have almost 60 years of security experience between our engineers.
iSECURE engagements are always fulfilled by an engineer with at least ten years of experience.
- We have the ability to Identify vulnerabilities that may be difficult to detect with automated network or application scanning software.
Computers catch what they are programmed to. When experience and discernment are added to the equation, there’s very little that will not be found
- We assess business and operational impacts of a successful breach.
We’ve made it our business to understand the complexities of some of the breaches that make the headlines and the ones that don’t. The common factor in all of them is; you don’t know what’s in your environment until you look at it through the eyes of an attacker and white hat hackers.
- A Pen Test report helps to meet and or create compliance drivers.
Due to the dynamic nature of business networks today, our reports provide a multi-tiered view into the past, present, and future of malicious attack vectors.
- Our reports provide evidence to support increased investments.
The reports we create after an engagement give you the ability to prioritize problem areas within your environment. This provides the data needed to support the increased investments in industry staffing and security solutions.
- For more thorough reporting results, we use both automated and manual testing tools.
Having a third-party penetration testing company provides detailed, actionable reports with limited false positives. This reduces remediation workload because organizations are already stretched thin. In our comprehensive penetration test, our team takes the time to understand the application much like an analyst would, to find logic flaws that no tool would find. Manual testing leads to much better coverage of the application being tested.
Pen Testing as a Preventive Measure
- Penetration testing should be part of a proactive approach to ensure that vulnerabilities are not exploited.
Pen testing should be conducted regularly, to detect recently discovered, previously unknown vulnerabilities. The minimum frequency depends on the type of testing being conducted and the target of the test. Testing should be at least annually, and maybe monthly for internal vulnerability scanning.
- The Cost of a Pen Test is far less than the price of a malicious breach.
As we’ve seen time and time again; a successful breach can be the undoing of any organization. Prevention and planning are the keys to protecting what’s most important to the longevity of your company. A Pen test also gives deeper insight into existing hardware, if they are living up to their security promises.
- A Pen Test will help map out what type of protection you need.
Since a Pen Test is designed to uncover hidden vulnerabilities within your environment, conducting one should be a part of any effective best practices policy prior to installing any new products. Once the intelligence has been compiled and analyzed – next steps are to prioritize a strategy.
- iSECURE is with you every step of the way
Once the Pen Test is complete and the data is staring back at you, we’re still a valuable resource for you. Often times once the vulnerabilities are uncovered, so are questions about how to best protect what’s most valuable.
While cybersecurity can be a viewed as an impossible task, our goal isn’t to send you hiding under your desk. It’s to both educate and arm you with the most relevant information we have available.