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Top 5 Reasons Your Company Needs Penetration Testing

In today’s world of increasing cyber threats, it has become apparent that general protection may not be enough. Years ago, most companies felt their information was safe because of anti-virus and firewalls, but now cyber-attacks are not only growing in number, but also in sophistication. This is why businesses across all industries are seeking the help of security professionals, like Remedi.

Why we recommend pen testing:

  1. It Can Prevent Devastating Exploitation

Regular penetration testing can go deeper into where your vulnerable areas may be in order to avoid exploitation before it happens. Running these tests will allow you to see areas you likely didn’t even realize you were vulnerable in and then we can find solutions to prevent those areas from being taken advantage of. It is important to run these tests periodically as there are always new threats that may arise.

  1. Saves Money in the Long Run

When your vulnerabilities are exposed, the damage can be significant, and it can require lengthy and pricey repair. This means that your business may experience a period of down time, leading to the loss potential income. If you know your areas of vulnerability, then you can avoid any downtime or at the least, minimize its length. Spending the money up front to protect yourself from threats, will have an extremely high return on investment compared to the high costs of cleaning up the mess after a cyber-attack.

  1. Protects Your Reputation

Knowing how to protect yourself will save your company the embarrassment of being exploited. Your reputation is extremely valuable to maintain your current customers and gaining new ones, but people want to work with companies they know they can trust. Make sure you maintain that reputation of trust and reliability by taking the steps to avoid being comprised.

  1. Makes Sure You are in Compliance with Security Regulations

Running pen tests can allow the security professional to asses if your business is in compliance with the variety of security regulations. This is required for business who wish to comply with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and ISO 27001 ISMS (information security management system).

  1. Can help to develop a Security Plan

Running periodic penetration tests serves as evidence of the need for a strong security plan. This will help your business establish a plan that is tailored to your needs and concerns and set a standard to protect your intellectual property and hard-earned money.

Your safety is our priority. Reach out to schedule your penetration test today!