What is Penetration Test?

June 25, 2021

Every 14 seconds a business falls prey to ransomware. That means by the time you finish reading this paragraph at least one business has been successfully attacked, according to 2019 report by the FBI, and in 2021 it may be closer to every 11 seconds.

Additionally, it is estimated that it takes 280 days on average to detect and contain a data breach. (Source: IBM 2020 Cost of Data Breach Report) When it comes to your online security, it’s not a matter of “If” your website will be attacked, but “when” and you ready for it?

The fact is, vulnerabilities already exist in your online security measures, and every day thousands of new Malware such as viruses, trojans and adware are created to find and exploit those vulnerabilities. So how do you seek out those vulnerabilities and protect against them, rather than crossing your fingers and hoping you’re lucky enough to avoid the inevitable for a while?

Maintain Best Practice Password Protocols

Imagine walking up to the entry of a gated community and seeing a post-it with 1337# right next to the keypad, typing it in out of curiosity and waltzing through that first security measure. Weak or re-used passwords are about the same as that post-it, and we’ve written a quick practical guide on securing your passwords, here.

Firewall and Antivirus Software

One of the most common protection measures is to employ antivirus software and ensure your company traffic is protected by a robust firewall. These are important measures to protect against ‘broad-measure’ attacks which use automated tools to seek out vulnerabilities. However, when it comes to targeted attacks, 73% of black hat hackers consider such security measures obsolete.

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is when a security service provider employs the same tactics as hackers in order to expose vulnerabilities that attackers could use to either gain control of your network or obtain sensitive information, so they vulnerabilities can be addressed, rather than exploited.

 

Movaci provides 3 levels of Penetration Testing:

Black Box Testing simulates a threat that has little information regarding your business and infrastructure, which highlights what information a company is unintentionally leaking

Grey Box Testing simulates a threat that has gathered information about your company and network and highlights weaknesses in your defense-in-depth strategy, perimeter security, and information leakage.

White Box Testing simulates an attacker who has been collecting information about your company and may have gained access through various methods, which highlights weaknesses in your

defense-in-depth strategy, monitoring systems, patching policies, and system/networking configurations.

Click here to find out more about how Movaci’s Penetration Testing can help your business grow securely.

Penetration Testing is an exhaustively detailed service that requires certified and experienced testers, of which Movaci has the best! Our testers think outside the box, looking for every possible way a flaw or weakness could be exploited. Cybercriminals are tricky, so we have to be trickier. And our track record proves our ability.

Unlike other scans and tests – Penetration Testing is a unique and specialized simulation of pushing your system and network to their limits, as they really would be pushed during a malicious attack. The purpose is to find and fix your system’s breaking points before someone else comes along and waltzes right in.

We take this process seriously, penetrating as deep as possible in order to root out any and all potential vulnerabilities that a hacker could exploit. We don’t tiptoe around the issues either. We make sure you are aware of every single flaw and potential security risk in your system because that’s the only way to be absolutely sure that no vulnerabilities remain. In the time it’s taken you to read this, another 17 + business websites have been compromised. Ready to stop relying on luck for your IT security systems? Make sure you’re ready for the next cyberattack and then every other cyberattack after that. Contact Movaci today to get started.


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