In today’s fast-paced, connected world where information is at the heart of most organisations, it’s more important than ever to pause and consider your security. Remote working has led to new openings for attacks from hackers with many businesses not having a secure process for staff working from home. Bulletproof noted in their annual cyber security report that 86% of UK organisations expect cyber attacks to increase significantly in 2021.
With this in mind, penetration testing from certified testing companies is essential to stay a step ahead of the hackers. Penetration tests uncover the weak points in your network, giving you the opportunity to put it right before it’s too late. So with this in mind, lets look at why penetration testing is a must-have service for organisations in the current working climate.
As previously mentioned, WFH has created uncertainty for businesses and therefore opportunity for hackers. This new way of working has introduced new security risks and your security investment needs to evolve to ensure everyone is protected, no matter where they are. Penetration tests allow you to quickly see where your potential security issues are, whether in the office or at home, before the hackers do.
Cyber attacks on UK companies are increasing year-on-year and therefore regular penetration testing is a vital part of securing businesses in these current times. Your organisations security requires regular and on-going maintenance, with cyber criminals constantly coming up with new methods of infiltrating defences. Furthermore, the costs of a breach of your customers data far outweigh the costs involved in regular testing and protection from a trusted security provider.
Phishing attacks grew by over 350% in the early parts of 2020 (Source: UN) and this threat will only rise with staff working from home and having less communication with colleagues. As part of a pen test, you can simulate a phishing attack against your team to ensure they are prepared and know the correct protocols to take. Other methods include add-on services such as breach & attack simulation technologies like Cymulate
Many compliance standards require penetration tests to be completed and some require testing on a regular basis such as ISO 27001. Make sure you are aware of what is needed for each standard and ensure the test you use is correct for what is required.
Penetration tests are no longer the expensive and time-consuming procedures they once were, instead pen tests from eacs are cost-effective and give you peace of mind. As part of our suite of managed cyber security services, eacs provide one-off or regular penetration tests as well as support when issues with your infrastrucuture are raised.
Start by taking our Penetration Test Quote Generator Questionnaire for a quick insight into the initial costs involved in analysing your IT estates security. Afterwards, a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps designed around you and your needs.