It’s 4:56 pm on a Friday. You’re about to sign off for the day, but right before you do, your computer blue screens. Now your computer’s down, and your entire network has been infected after you downloaded a funny picture with hidden, dangerous ransomware, and all of your data is now encrypted. In other words, you’re screwed.
The good news? All of this could’ve been prevented.
A penetration test, or PEN test, is a simulated attack on your network’s infrastructure intended to test the strength of your company’s cybersecurity solutions. The simulation reveals any holes or areas of weakness in your network and provides a course of action to help your company avoid a potentially catastrophic attack.
The Kotori engineers typically recommend that companies administer a PEN test at least once a year, though this can vary depending on the threats posed to your particular business or industry.
It’s also smart to do a PEN test any time your company undergoes any major changes in its infrastructure, including upgrading legacy systems or adding multiple devices or new users to your network at one time.
If you’ve never heard of a PEN test, or have never done one at your company, now is the time to do so. You could be saving your company thousands – even millions in revenue, and thwart a cyberattack before it’s too late.
If you’re wanting to learn more about penetration testing and preventing malicious attacks in your organization, read more on cybersecurity, or give us a call at (843) 553-8800.