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Why do you need to conduct penetration tests? 

Security executives need to align their investments with business goals and justify their activities with a favorable return on investment—be it risk reduction, business enablement, and/or financial savings.

Penetration tests are important in the process of identifying, measuring, and communicating your cyber risks so that smart risk mitigation can be implemented. With the results of a successful pen test, you can show that the investments you are making have actual benefits that will support your organization’s overall business objectives.

6 Good Reasons to hire our "Pen Testers":

Number 1: Reduce risk—Frequent and comprehensive penetration testing means that your organization can more effectively anticipate and assess emerging security risks and thus prevent unauthorized access to critical systems and valuable data.

Number 2: Identify/remove vulnerabilities—Penetration testing should be performed on a regular basis to identify vulnerabilities and reveal how they may be exploited to gain unauthorized access to your system.

Number 3: Strengthen your defenses—Pen testing helps safeguard your organization against failure by helping you to put in place effective controls that: prevent financial losses through fraud (hackers, extortionists, and disgruntled employees) or lost revenue due to unreliable business systems and processes.

Number 4: Demonstrate due diligence—Proving due diligence and compliance to your industry regulators, customers, and stockholders is vital in today’s competitive business environment. Non-compliance can result in your organization losing business, receiving heavy fines, gathering bad PR, or ultimately failing.

Number 5: Improve your system—Penetration testing evaluates your organization’s ability to protect its networks, applications, endpoints, and users from external or internal attempts to circumvent its security controls to gain unauthorized or privileged access to protected assets. Test results validate the risk posed by specific security vulnerabilities or flawed processes, enabling IT management and security professionals to prioritize remediation.

Number 6: Prove new systems and software—In addition to regularly scheduled analysis and assessments to comply with contractual and regulatory requirements, penetration tests should also be run whenever:

  • New network infrastructure or applications are added
  • Upgrades or modifications are applied to your system
  • New office locations are established
  • Security patches are applied
  • End user policies are modified

Today’s "web apps" typically use TCP Port 80. Traditional firewalls are unable to identify or effectively control any Internet applications on this port without slowing down business traffic that relies on the http protocol.


 

Threats are constantly evolving and changing:

  • More and more applications are directing traffic by default through "http" to bypass firewall rules
  • Malware can be downloaded automatically
  • Websites can be infected by "code injection," "cross-site scripting," and other similar Black Hat techniques
  • Your website traffic can be hijacked
  • Blacklisting by major search engines can lose you business

Regular Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Tests are the only sensible defense. We offer penetration testing either as a one-off service or a regular annual package. It only takes us a few minutes to discuss your situation and quote you a price.

Call us today on 1 877 317 3454 or email servicecenter@itgovernanceusa.com.

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