Penetration testing, also called pentesting or security tests, are attack simulations performed by cybersecurity experts to understand the vulnerabilities and risks of information systems.
Many attacks are made automatically. Malicious people are targeting the entire internet, trying to capture email accounts, unauthorized access to websites, steal or corrupt data, and gain profit by various methods. It's their daily job.
One of the most effective and efficient ways to protect your system against security vulnerabilities is to regularly check the IT infrastructure. The system owner can check the weaknesses of your the system continuously, asking the following questions:
The most effective way of protecting an information system is to perform penetration testing with a security expert team's help.
Working with real hackers (white hat cybersecurity experts) to check the system's weaknesses is the best way to ensure that you are ready for the actual attacks called penetration testing, or a pen test. It includes many controls that cannot be done with automatic tools. As a result, a detailed report is prepared for you to see what attackers can do and how.
We are living in a world where software and information systems are frequently updated. Every day, new ideas and new applications come into life. The increased number of services and users of these services at the same time also increases information security risks. Penetration tests around the world are standing out to correctly manage the increasing threats and minimize the possible information security breaches.
In the first place, what could be better than making sure that you're safe? Let's list a few fundamental reasons why you should have a pentest:
You'll need pentest; if your company is subjected to regulations such as ISO/IEC 27001, PCI DSS, you need to use a penetration test service. With these globally accepted standards, you can be sure to have the correct process management and a secure information system.
You'll need pentest if there is a potential customer loss in case of a data breach. Some mistakes cannot be undone. No customer wants to use a compromised (hacked) system. None of your users or customers will be happy about personal data loss because of you. Today, many countries mark data processor and data holder as the responsible party with laws on personal data protection.
You'll need pentest if you have doubts about your application's vulnerability. You can calculate the level of damage you might face, thanks to pentest. According to a study made by the University of Maryland, a cyberattack occurs every 39 seconds on average, affecting one in three Americans every year.
You'll need pentest if you are planning to invest in the security of your organization. Cybersecurity related products might have a considerable cost. Penetration tests can detect your most vulnerable areas and help you determine the most accurate method to minimize the risk and the cost.
You'll need a penetration test if your application (either website or mobile application) has received a major update, and you are curious about its security. One of the most critical steps in managing the change process is penetration testing. Implementing the change without controlling the security weaknesses (vulnerabilities) may produce undesirable results.
You'll need pentest if you regularly see suspicious operations on your system such as excessively slow systems, blacklisting your IP, domain, or email, or losing your rank in the search engines. In addition to investigating this situation, having penetration tests will be beneficial.
You'll need pentest if you are curious about your scope and how an attacker can attack. Let's say you want to learn about the fingerprints left on the internet by your company or your employees. Security tests can help you identify all the attack vectors, especially if you have a rapidly growing information system.
If you have a web application, we can help you with security tests. We are here to help you with actionable solutions advice. We use both paid and free vulnerability scanning tools. To learn more, please visit our web application penetration testing page.
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We can perform pentest with our specialists in the system and network security. If you want to benefit from our expertise and security test service for your IT infrastructure that is not open to the internet, please get in touch to discuss access methods. To learn more, please visit our network and system penetration testing service page.