The short answer to this question is: Yes, most likely. All company networks at all levels could benefit from the value of penetration testing. However, you might be wondering what exactly penetration testing is and why it matters. Today we’ll be going over exactly that.
What is penetration testing?
Rather than answering this question right away, let’s first identify what a hacker is. A hacker is someone who uses their computer skills to gain access to private and secured data. The kind of hacker that you need to worry about is the “Black Hat” hacker. This is a person who wants to get into your private date for nefarious purposes, crime being the end goal. However, not all hackers are bad people. In fact, there are many amazing “White Hat” hackers who help companies everywhere to fortify their security through the process of penetration testing. Basically, a penetration test is when a friendly hacker breaks into your system using various methods. They then compile a report for you that will help you identify your network’s weaknesses so that you can be bettered prepared for the future.
Why should you invest in penetration testing?
Finding vulnerabilities within your network is an essential part of good cybersecurity practices. After all, if you don’t know about backdoors and misconfigurations, how will you be able to protect yourself? Penetration testing is one of the best ways to finally see just how secure your network actually is so that when a malicious hacker comes along, your security protocols will be stronger than ever. Furthermore, if you want to show your team and your investors the value of your cybersecurity protocols, you can show them your penetration reports. These tests will give you a real world example of how your company is equipped to handle real threats, help you mitigate them, and make your network environment safer for all who use it.
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If you need the help of an experienced computer forensics experts, contact the team at Atlantic Data Forensics today. To find out more about how we can help in your data recovery, cybercrime, or e-discovery needs or if you need trusted expert testimony, simply request a consultation and we will be in touch. We are located in Maryland and in Michigan and we have the necessary licenses to get the job done on a national level. No matter where you go, we can help you.
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