A penetration test is a key requirement for compliance and to identify security gaps in your organization. A pen test will simulate an attack that measures how well your security posture and controls stand up to malicious internal and external threats. Choosing to perform a penetration test enables you to be sure your existing security controls are working optimally under “real world” conditions.
While many organizations know they need penetration testing, it can be hard to know how to fit it into a larger security program, or even how to get started.
Penetration Testing pin points
the areas of potential exposure
CSOC risk team employs tested techniques, industry best practices, and the best of commercial and proprietary technologies to:
- Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
electronic protected information.
- Identify security architecture weaknesses and potential weaknesses based on security
controls in place and ones that may be missing.
- Review the security controls in place over the network and suggest actionable solutions to
- Prioritize remediation steps into an effective plan to effectively prevent, detect, contain, and
correct potential risks and vulnerabilities.
We have a proven way forward
Prevent data breaches:
Since a penetration test is a benign way to simulate an attack on the network, you can learn whether and how you are exposed. It’s a fire drill to ensure you’re optimally prepared if there’s ever a real fire.
Check security controls:
You probably have a number of security measures in place in your network already, such as firewalls, encryption, DLP, and IDS/IPS. Penetration testing enables you to check that your defenses are working—both the systems and your teams.
Ensure the security of new applications:
When you roll out a new application, whether hosted by you or a SaaS provider, it makes sense to conduct a security assessment before the roll-out, especially if the applications handle sensitive data. Some example applications includes customer relationship management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), marketing automation program (MAP), HR’s applicant tracking system, health insurance providers’ benefits management software, etc.
Get a baseline on your security program:
New CISOs often conduct a security assessment when they join a new company to obtain a gap analysis of the security program. This shows them how effective the organization is in dealing with cyber-attacks. These security assessments are sometimes conducted without the knowledge of the IT security team because it could otherwise influence the results.
Some regulations, such as PCI DSS and HIPAA, require penetration tests. Make sure you understand how the penetration test should be conducted to ensure that you will pass the audit.