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Business owners must realize that penetration testing can save money in the long-run. Whenever any hacking attempt happens, you not only suffer financially but also lose your consumers trust. Investing at the right time in penetration testing can prevent you from future costly expenses of breach and government fines. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Why Penetration Testing is Important?


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Why Penetration Testing is Important?
Computer systems hackers are equally becoming
educated and sophisticated like software coders
when it comes to breaking into the security of
the systems. Behind this statement, there are no
intentions to praise these unethical elements of
the society but cybersecurity cant be taken for
granted. One of the important tools suggested by
the IT consulting services providers is
penetration testing to defend the business
owners information infrastructure and access to
crucial data. You need to hire an experienced and
certified penetration tester who can think and
work like hacker while breaking into your
computer systems. These experts apply similar
techniques which a hacker can imagine to use,
like viruses, password cracking, or social
engineering to enter into the system. They
update the users about the mandatory changes
require to be protected against real
attacks. Here are a few reasons which can
convince you why you need to invest your time and
money on understanding the importance of
penetration testing and conducting it- It shows
you a mirror - The essential reason behind
penetration testing being a crucial part of
managed IT services is because it puts your
cybersecurity through the same stressful
situation which a real hacker will do. This
testing highlights the weaknesses of your system,
you can learn about the real errors and
consequences, and can actually prevent your data
and money from any future attack. Especially
small businesses must not assume that simply
installing anti-virus software or a firewall can
prevent their business from becoming a target of
hackers. The data thieves do not discriminate
between the small or big-size firm and thus it
becomes important to invest in such testing for
your future security and for providing right
training to your staff against such threats. Such
training enables security personnel to respond
to any attack more rapidly and in the best
possible manner.
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Get a second opinion - Its good if you have
employed exceptionally brilliant staff for taking
care of your business cyber security but a
second opinion from a reputed and an experienced
IT consulting services provider wont hurt.
Getting an outside perspective ill only enhances
the knowledge of the in-house IT personnel and
they can work on ore possibilities of bringing
out the weakness of the existing cybersecurity
before a hacker does. You must remember that a
simulated attack is far better than a real
one. Avoid overlooking serious defects and
technical issues just by assuming that your cyber
security can stand against all odds. Penetration
Testing can exactly stimulate what your systems
might have to face in a real scenario. Especiall
y if you are doing business within the EU or with
its citizens, GDPR or General Data Protection
Regulation clearly states that if any firm loses
data due to inefficient cybersecurity, huge
penalties may occur. An outside entity offers a
view that is lacking internal preferences. Testing
new - Conducting Pen-Testing on new
technologies before they enter into production
stage brings out the vulnerabilities. Before the
app goes live, it helps in saving time and money
and launching a completely bug-free product. An
attacker not only hampers the revenue of the
organization but also results in the loss of the
goodwill of the firm. Testing a new product at
its very early stage can help you to make
important decisions about whether to launch it
or not on the announced date and will it be safe
for end-users. Business owners must realize that
penetration testing can save money in the
long-run. Whenever any hacking attempt happens,
you not only suffer financially but also lose
your consumers trust. Investing
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at the right time in penetration testing can
prevent you from future costly expenses of breach
and government fines. For more information
please go through the link www.datacollaborations
ervices.com
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