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If you are operating a website, corporate network, have servers, cloud applications, wifi networks or all of the above and you haven’t heard of Penetration Testing or a Pen Test then it’s probably a good time to start getting up to speed. With more and more of our data, software and systems accessible via the Internet, our data security has never been more vulnerable to hackers, bots, trojans and malware.
When your website gets hacked, someone steals your passwords, or your computer gets infected with malware, a hacker or virus was able to exploit vulnerabilities in your software, infrastructure or processes, gain access with the intent of causing damage, accessing data or taking over systems entirely. A Penetration Tester is a “whitehat” or ethical hacker who will proactively look for vulnerabilities in your website or infrastructure with a view of exposing in a controlled environment any weak points that a malicious hacker will look to exploit, allowing your business to fix the issues before they become a problem.
General maintenance on your website or infrastructure will go a long way to addressing common issues that the IT/developer community expose, but engaging a Penetration tester who will think like a hacker and proactively look for issues is an important safeguard to stay ahead of the game.
Typically speaking, Penetration testing has been mostly used by Banks and other financial services companies, but with more and more of our data being cloud enabled, smaller businesses should really be looking at these services to safeguard their data.
CircleBC offers a range of Penetration Testing services for businesses big and small, if you have a WordPress website that keeps getting hacked and you want to stop that from happening, or if you would like a general assessment of your website and network security, we can customise a service offering to give you the best value for money.