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Penetration Testing is a type of security testing used to uncover vulnerabilities, threats and risks that an attacker could exploit in software applications, networks or web applications. The goal is to identify and test all possible security vulnerabilities that are present in the software application. It’s a given that it is quite important for a mobile app. Let us see why penetration testing is essential post covid.
It reduces loss magnitude associated with successful security breaches and resulting business disruption. When a business experiences a data breach, the costs of containment, recovery, public relations, and fines can quickly add up. Depending on the duration and level of business disruption caused by the breach, the costs of not manufacturing quality products, shipped accurately and delivered on-time can result in net annual losses.
The thoughts of being secure lead to decisions that cause a further lack of awareness, as attackers are probing your assets. Successful attacks, called breaches, can go undetected for months. Penetration testing detects previously unknown vulnerabilities.
Another unexpected result from a penetration test might be finding misconfigurations on your newly purchased or current security technologies. Perhaps someone on your team forgot to change the default credentials on the latest security tool or they need to update the firmware on that firewall appliance.
Data is said to be the foundation of an organization and in the wrong hands could be extremely damaging. A penetration test will allow your organization to protect data and hopefully prevent an attack before it reaches your data assets.
It leaves you with important critical deliverables to improve your security posture but also an overall risk rating. It also helps in discuss the high-level areas for improvement as well as a proposed budget to improve these areas.
Your customers will lose trust in your organization and their loyalty begins to fade in case of a data breach. The penetration test offers you an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to security and instill trust in your customers. Your customers will be relieved to know that your company conducts regular penetration testing exercises and their data is safe in your hands.
Penetration testing is done to identify susceptibility and ensure that cyber security controls are configured and functioning properly to minimize losses. We at Qualysec here perform penetration tests with our highly qualified and experienced team with the use of latest technology tools. Contact us for more on this.