Top 5 Reasons to get a Penetration Test
- 01 Aug 2019
- Business Security, Web Applications
What is a Pen Test?
A penetration tests is the best way to keep ahead of the game when it comes to security. By simulating an attack using the tools and tricks of real-world hackers it can uncover any ways to exploit vulnerabilities in your network, infrastructure, web/app or server.
With this information you can then make sure you are best protected against real world hacks and yours and your customers data is safe.
1 Uncover Vulnerabilities Before Criminals Do
A penetration test is designed to simulate a real world hack and can help exposes weaknesses in your system so you can fix them before real criminal find them.
2 It Will Help You to Comply With GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation that will affect any company that does business within the EU or with its citizens. One of the main aspects of the GDPR is that is businesses are hacked and lose personal data as a result of poor cybersecurity they can face much larger penalties and fines.
3 Meet Compliance with Industry Standards and Regulations
With certain industry standards having pen test carried out at regular intervals is required to meet with compliance. If your company needs to comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or ISO 27001 an annual pen test as well as ongoing testing in case of system changes would be required.
4 Reduce the Costs in the Long Run
The cost of dealing with a security breach can be expensive and if you include the loss of reputation and any fines that may be handed out it can have a major impact on a company’s finances.
Your company can avoid many hours of work dealing with a breach and by demonstrating cybersecurity due diligence also avoid heavy fines. In some cases it can also reduce cyber insurance costs.
5 Peace of Mind
Knowing that your systems are secure gives you the peace of mind that your company’s and your customer data is safe. That if you were to ever be attacked you are as secure as possible to stop it, and should you ever lose data you know you have taken the most appropriate measures possible to make sure you are secure.
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