By Anthony Flemmer, of Defence Logic
IN today’s interconnected world, businesses of all sizes are increasingly reliant on digital technologies to operate efficiently.
While we are all reaping the benefits of this digital transformation, there is also a darker side: cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated.
They hack devices, steal personal information, send spam, run phishing scams and target bank accounts. Their attacks can have devastating consequences for businesses, including data breaches, financial losses and reputational damage. To safeguard their operations and data, businesses must proactively protect themselves.
Do you know how strong your defences are, and do you know how to test them? This is where penetration testing, pen testing or ethical hacking are crucial tools. They provide businesses with invaluable insights into their security position, enabling them to strengthen their defences against cyber threats proactively. By identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses, organisations can take action to mitigate risks and protect their valuable data and assets.
Defence Logic offers several security testing services that simulate various types of attacks. These can be combined or undertaken separately in a security consultation process. Examples of these are below.
Network security testing looks at your network from the inside. How secure are your internal controls? Your organisation is likelier to lose data via an insider than an external attack. We help organisations understand the quality of passwords used. You will be amazed how many of your team use Password! or Liverpool123 as their password.
Web application testing assesses vulnerabilities in a website or app that uses or stores personal information. A hacker can trick the system if it isn’t well protected, allowing access to the database behind the app or website. It looks like a legitimate request, but it deletes or leaks important information like usernames, account balances and addresses.
Our social engineering techniques assess your organisation’s resilience to phishing attacks, which helps assess your staff’s ability to detect false emails or other digital methods to obtain information from them.
In the face of the rapidly growing issue of cybercrime, penetration testing is not just a proactive measure, it’s a necessity for businesses striving to stay ahead.