As technology solutions develop, so too do the methods cyber-hackers employ to gain unauthorised access to your business’ information security networks. By undergoing a comprehensive penetration testing service of your business’ IT systems your organisation is ensuring that the confidential information it stores is safeguarded from unauthorised users, and is upholding its reputation in the process. Further, this also works at keeping the business’ expenses down, because the cost of this procedure will be significantly less than the costs involved in working to mitigate the damage of a successful cyber-attack on your network.
When a business commissions a penetration test (informally known as a pentest) on their networks, a team of IT specialists are commissioned to think and act like a hacker. Under simulated conditions, they attempt to not only gain unauthorised access to a business’ IT networks, but to also ascertain the extent of damage that could be caused in the event of a genuine network breach. This reconnaissance exercise allows a business to achieve a number of related goals, including identifying potential network weak points, upholding their reputation as a secure business to work with, minimising downtime, and ensuring that the business does not have to incur the high costs associated with a genuine network breach.
This process is also known as ethical hacking, as pentesting is when a team of IT specialists ethically simulate a cyber attack of your business’ IT networks as an information gathering exercise, identify potential weak points, and then inform the business of them so they can take corrective action, and thus keep their networks secure.
A pentest can be conducted in several ways, depending on the individual requirements of the organisation. However, there are three main pentesting methods, which are as follows:
What pentesting procedure is best suited for your business will be dependant on a number of factors, including the scope of your IT systems, what sort of information is stored on its systems, and so on. Therefore, it is recommended that business’ have a pre-consultation before commissioning a pentesting service, so that you can explain the information security issues that you are seeking to address, and they will be able to make appropriate recommendations about what type of pentest would best suit your operations.
With decades of collective experience between them, Anitech’s information security consultants are able to easily assess the effectiveness of your business’ existing information security network, and through this ethical hacking process they will be able to gauge how secure your existing network is from unauthorised users. After doing so, Anitech’s specialist consultants will be able to work closely with your business to help it develop effective strategies for ensuring its information does not fall into the hands of unauthorised users.
Our cyber security consultants can answer any questions your business has regarding the pen testing process, what you can expect from it, and how it will help your organisation develop effective risk assessment strategies to ensure your confidential data remains secure. Doing this is a step towards certification to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 Information Security Standards. This provides peace of mind to your staff, customers, and stakeholders, and helps maintain the strong reputation of your business.
Anitech’s head office is located in the Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley, and we have strong ties to both local and wider business communities. We have successfully helped hundreds of organisations develop effective information security networks, which has helped them strengthen their overall operations, and keep their privileged information out of the hands of cyber-threats.
Anitech offers pentesting services in three different packages, Basic, Elaborative, and Elite. The individual packages offer a wide array of ethical hacking services, and before commissioning a pentest, you should speak with a consultant to ascertain which package best suits your business requirements. After discussing your organisation’s information security requirements with you, and ascertaining the level of pentesting services required, they will then be able to make a recommendation about which package best suits your business requirements, and they will be able to help you achieve your operational goals.
If you feel your business stands to benefit from pentesting services, and would like to know more about the specifics of the process, and how business’ can help it run as smoothly as possible, then please contact Anitech’s information security and cyber security consultants today by filling out this simple online Contact Us form, or by calling us on 1300 802 163. Our specialists will be able to go through this process with you in detail, answer your questions, and explain to you how your business could directly benefit from this process.
For over 15 years Anitech has been providing specialised business consultancy and management systems services to small to large business’. With a 100% success rate, we take pride in our processes, and collaborate with our clients on our projects, to ensure we meet their expectations, and deliver a high-quality service to every business we work with.
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