A penetration test, commonly known as a pen test, is an authorised and co-ordinated simulated attack on an organisation’s network and infrastructure. Penetration tests involve experienced security consultants actively attempting to penetrate and exploit your organisation’s assets. We discuss what the main reasons are organisations conduct a penetration test.
IT Security Services
Outsourcing your security function is incredibly valuable for companies without the size or resources to sustain a dedicated in-house function. We discuss how having a dedicated SOC monitoring systems and providing incident response capabilities 24/7 is an expensive proposition when it is only for a single company. We cover how handing it over to an IT Security Services provider is obviously an attractive option.
One of the biggest problems with building a security stack over a period of time is that you wind up with all sorts of services in it from different sources. Given that money is a rather important part of doing what you do, you might want to take a step back and ask yourself whether what you have rolled out to protect your network is really the best for the network, and for you managing it.
Most organisations rely on technology in some way, shape or form to carry out their business. We discussed that the best way you can ensure technology can go back to being something that makes your life easier (rather than causing you more problems) is to follow a Security Framework, such as Cyber Essentials