How do you protect yourself from cyber-criminals?
Testing, testing and more testing…
Posted on: 31 July 2017
By: Jamie Turvey, Marketing Executive
It was once said “Testing leads to failure, failure leads to understanding and only in understanding can we move forward”. A quote has never been more apt in the world of cyber security.
With cyber-attacks happening daily, it’s imperative that your business has a proactive strategy in place to deal with cyber threats, making it paramount to understand your security weaknesses. So, why is it important to test your security? It’s common sense, who would you rather find a potential vulnerability? Yourself or a cyber-attacker.
Ways to test your cyber security?
There are several ways in which you can test your security…
Vulnerability testing: In essence, this is testing your “security” waters and is the first step in understanding what an attacker or employee can pose to your network or data.
Penetration testing: An attempt to safely penetrate or “hack” your network, highlighting vulnerabilities in your security.
Wireless testing: An on-site evaluation of your security procedures, from passwords to checks on wireless access points to examine their resilience to attackers.
Key reasons why testing is so important?
- Real experience – find out how your staff will react to a live attack
- Uncover aspects of your security policy flaws
- Provide feedback on the most at risk routes into your company
- Reports can be used to help train developers to make fewer mistakes
How can you test your cyber security?
CyberGuard Technologies has several security experts that understand how easy it is to exploit your IT infrastructure and are ready to highlight the ways of entry into your business.
Through industry-leading scanning technology they can detect emerging threats before they seriously threaten your company and through their security testing process, will work with you in understanding how threats can be stopped in the future.
No system is perfect and while using the same methods as a cyber-hacker, CyberGuard’s testing reports will offer a detailed synopsis of the best practise and recommendations for actions going forward.
CyberGuard offers all three testing options; vulnerability, penetration and wireless testing, and are happy to help you understand your security weaknesses. For more information on CyberGuard’s security testing visit: www.cg-tech.co.uk/security-testing.