In every story, there is typically some version of “the good guys” versus “the bad guys”. This can be true in reality too, within any industry. Network penetration testing are “the good guys” when it comes to your cybersecurity service options. Their work involves a variety of methodologies to explore a network, identify potential vulnerabilities, and test those vulnerabilities. “Pen testing” is commonly known as ethical hacking. See what we mean now? You will want one of these good guys that are well-versed and exception at ethical hacking on your team.
You’re probably thinking, “But does my business really need it?”
The answer would be a resounding YES from anyone in the IT industry.
But why network penetration testing?
There are different ways to attack an organization’s infrastructure. Most organizations have effective security for monitoring external threats; however, there is great risk when you are lacking internal detection capabilities. This does not mean that a disgruntled employee will suddenly learn how to hack and destroy everything you’ve built. While possible, that story line is less likely to take place.
Here are 3 key aspects to know about internal attacks:
- Cybercriminals today are penetrating organizations through “internal methods” by compromising the technology through phishing techniques.
- These internal attacks can go undetected for a long time, typically 6 months or longer.
- Though less frequent than external attacks, internal attacks can be more devastating.
If you could test your network in multiple capacities, you probably would. Now knowing that some types of attacks can go undetected (and for an average of 6 months), you may be feeling nervous or overwhelmed by that even being a possibility. We understand, and we’re here to help.
There are several types of network penetration testing that we do such as: external testing, internal testing, blind testing, double-blind testing, and targeted testing. Call us today, and we can recommend which ones are best for you and your organization. We would love to join your team of “good guys”.