Around July last year, Equifax, which happens to be amongst the largest credit bureaus in America reported that there was a data breach in their system that affected over a 140 million people, and information like their addresses, date of birth and social security information was exposed. This is the extent of how dangerous cyberattacks can be, and even if you happen to be a small business owner, you can fall under risk of a cyberattack too. This is where you have to do whatever you can to make sure that your cybersecurity profile is strong, and you can do that by covering up all possible weaknesses that might be present in your system, and the only way you can learn of these weaknesses is to opt for penetration testing, a procedure that involves hiring someone to launch a cyberattack in your security.
- There are a number of small vulnerabilities in our systems that we do not realize because our security system tends to overlook them. However, what we fail to realize is that hackers actually use these small vulnerabilities to create an attacking sequence. Since the person conducting the pen test will be using the same techniques of a hacker, they will be able to show you how these small vulnerabilities can end up leading to a major breach.
- Opting for pen tests regularly can also assure clients that you are a business that happens to take cybersecurity seriously, which can help you earn their trust.
- After a pen test, the expert will actually point out all the flaws and vulnerabilities in your system that can lead to a potential data breach, helping you fix all these problems and strengthening your security in the process.
- Pen tests can actually ensure business continuity because they can also detect potential bugs and gaps that might be leading to downtime in your website.