Even if you’ve invested in the most comprehensive cybersecurity protection, there is no guarantee that a hacker won’t be able to breach your network. Cybercriminals are improving their tactics as quickly as cybersecurity products are being developed. A cyberattack can cause a lot of havoc on your business by crippling your productivity, exposing sensitive information, and damaging your reputation with clients and prospects.
Penetration testing involves simulating a real-world cybersecurity attack to identify and document vulnerabilities that could be exploited. These tests are performed by qualified IT security experts who think like the hackers do. They try to take advantage of security vulnerabilities and exploits, and utilize tactics like phishing and social engineering to try to get past your defenses.
In doing so, they form a better understanding of where the weaknesses really are in your defenses, giving you the insight to fix them. As a result, your cybersecurity can improve.
Pen Testing isn’t a one-time event, and should be done regularly during other IT/Security audits, as your network environment changes and as cybersecurity trends evolve.
Good security naturally leads to compliance, and we strongly believe that protecting your business and customer data is a greater incentive to be secure than simply meeting minimum compliance standards. That said, many security regulations, such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FISMA, and NERC CIP require penetration testing to meet compliances.
The IT Security experts at Telesys Voice and Data can work with your business discreetly to test your current defenses, whether you are a long-time client of ours, or you have internal IT staff or a third-party IT provider. To learn more about our Penetration Testing service, complete the form or give us a call at (800) 588-4430.
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