What is Penetration Testing?

Penetration Testing. 

In 2019, a record-breaking 7.9 billion records including credit card numbers, home addresses, phone numbers and other highly sensitive information, was leaked as a result of data breaches.

In 2020 we’ve already seen several high-profile companies targeted by cyber-attacks and have witnessed the financial and reputational consequences imposed on those businesses.

With concern mounting for organisations of all sizes, Fitzrovia IT advises that businesses conduct regular pen tests as we believe in prevention over intervention. 

Penetration testing also called pen testing or ethical hacking is the practice of testing a computer system, network or web application to find security vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. Penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually.

Do smaller businesses need to conduct pen tests? 

No business is too small to be attacked by cyber-criminals. Security flaws exist in software, hardware, and configurations irrespective of the size of the organisation. Furthermore, as part of GDPR, businesses can be held liable if they are not seen to be patching their security flaws in a timely fashion.

Companies that are found to be noncompliant with GDPR, will be fined €20 million (about £17.5 million), or 4% of their global annual turnover, whichever is greater.

Therefore, penetration testing is non-negotiable.

How can Fitzrovia IT help keep your business protected?

Penetration Testing services from Fitzrovia IT will uncover any potential security flaws in your network. We conduct internal/external infrastructure, Wi-Fi, API and Web Application tests to identify vulnerabilities. Regular pen tests will safeguard your business from the numerous financial and reputational ramifications, that you could face in the event of a cyber-attack. 

Fitzrovia IT holds Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation and is committed to delivering solutions in line with cybersecurity best practices and industry standards.

Fitzrovia IT works in partnership with businesses to provide tailored solutions to increase efficiency, minimise system downtime and continually meet your business’ needs.

 

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