In the modern world today you cannot operate without using technology and also without using the internet, this because technology and the internet has made it easy to operate, however, it has also increased the number of threats in which a company is exposed to. In the same way that your company uses the internet for good, they are also hackers who can use the same internet against your company in form of hacking. When hackers hack into your system in most cases they want to interfere with the way in which you operate and this can cause losses so you need to be very careful. A penetration test is carried out by hackers who hack your system so as to determine if it’s vulnerable or not. Since the article has established the meaning of penetration test why is it important to carry out this test in a company? In order for you to answer this question, the article will look at some of the key benefits of undertaking a penetration test in a company.
When you hire someone to create a system they create a system that they believe cannot be penetrated meaning you not establish the vulnerabilities of that particular system. Penetration tests assist you to establish the vulnerabilities of that system because in this case, you will invite an external party to try and penetrate the system and establish whether it is easy to penetrate. Once you identify the vulnerabilities of a system you’re able to come up with measures to mitigate any risk that is caused by this vulnerability.
It is prudent to get a second opinion about a system once you have created it. Companies entrust their information system officers to create a system that will work perfectly and that does not have vulnerabilities, however, even this information system officers may make mistakes. When you entrust you, officer, to create a system that is perfect, you still need a second opinion because they can make mistakes and it is important to have an external party identify areas in which the system has a vulnerability.
There are different regulations that have been stipulated to make sure that companies use systems that are secure enough to protect themselves and also protect their clients. Therefore, to ensure that you have complied with regulation sets by governments and other regulatory bodies, you will need to carry out penetration tests that we provide detailed evidence that the system that you are using is secure.
Finally, when you carry out a penetration test you are in a position to advise the management on the risk that they are exposed to by using that particular system.