The Need for Penetration Testing
An organisation that conducts regular penetration testing has a much greater chance of protecting itself against cyber attacks. Penetration testing will help by identifying system and network vulnerabilities, allowing them to be fixed before they are found and exploited by cyber criminals.
The initial goal of a penetration test is to breach the outer network perimeter. Once breached, access is then leveraged to expose any vulnerabilities in the core network and associated devices.
While the main objective of penetration testing is to determine security weaknesses, it can also be used to test an organisation’s security policy compliance, the security awareness of its employees and the organisation’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.
Penetration testing can be provided as an adhoc service or on a regular, scheduled basis and is also available for Web Applications, Mobile Applications and Wireless Networks.