An automated pentesting framework presents an efficient and robust solution to identify and mitigate any unforeseen cyberthreats. While the expertise and insight provided by a cybersecurity team conducting traditional penetration testing—or “pentesting”—is unmatched, automated solutions still provide organizations with significant benefits. From on-demand execution and fast turnarounds to insights that inform ongoing cybersecurity decisions and compliance efforts, your organization should consider implementing automated pentesting.
Cybercriminals grow more creative and effective year after year. Keeping pace with them to avoid hacks and other cyber-attacks requires matching the speed of their evolution. One method involves studying the actual behaviors of these attackers to learn how your company should adapt.
The trend toward mobile, web and cloud-based solutions for online communications and other technologies predates the COVID-19 pandemic and the new, distanced normal. But this trend has only sped up in the past year, and it shows no signs of slowing down in the future. In this context, application security is critical to overall cybersecurity.
It’s essential for businesses in the healthcare industry to integrate protections from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) into all elements of their practices. Critically, businesses need to strengthen their cyberdefenses against the ever-increasing cybercrime threats that can victimize protected health information (PHI). One sound, innovative approach to shoring up cybersecurity efforts is penetration testing.
Penetration testing is one of the most innovative and powerful practices businesses can use to optimize their security. This form of “ethical hacking” uses an excellent offense to strengthen the defense, simulating an attack and studying all moves the hacker makes to stop them in the future. What’s more, penetration testing can be leveraged for nearly any element of your architecture, including hardware penetration testing to analyze all physical, connected devices.
Many companies believe they have adequate protection against malicious actors, but in reality, when you assess their network, they don’t. Hardware penetration testing is such a powerful tool for patching hidden weak points in your system before a hacker can exploit them. Although companies realize that they can’t make all systems 100 percent secure, they’re incredibly interested to know what kind of security issues they’re dealing with.
Using the internet without the burden of a wired connection via wireless fidelity (wifi) offers immense efficiency and productivity to a workforce. There are also compelling reasons to offer free wifi to your customers. But that convenience for your business is mirrored by convenience for cybercriminals and wireless networks offer innumerable opportunities for exploitation by hackers. As such, wireless penetration testing is an essential consideration for any company.
To overcome the hacker, you must think like a hacker. The best cloud penetration testing has you looking through the lens of a cyber attacker.
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be a hacker? A possible fantasy for some, but a nightmare to be on the receiving end. Infrastructure penetration testing works best when you think like a hacker. And the best part is that it is entirely legal and boosts your organization’s cyber resilience.
The escalating threat of hackers grows more serious each day. A TechRepublic survey of more than 400 IT security professionals found that 71% of them had seen an increase in security threats or attacks since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. Should a hacker successfully breach your defenses, the damages—to your reputation, bottom line, and operational capabilities—could be catastrophic.To gauge your cybersecurity defenses and spot vulnerabilities in your critical IT systems, you need to consider different types of penetration testing.