Put Your Cybersecurity Program to the Test
Penetration testing is a vital practice
for organizations to identify security vulnerabilities in their computer systems, networks, and web applications.
Testing involves simulating a real-world cyber attack to assess an organization's security and provide recommendations to mitigate risks, making it a crucial part of any comprehensive security program.
Penetration testing was ranked as the second most effective security control by the SANS Institute.
According to the Ponemon Institute,
1 in 5 companies do not test their software for security vulnerabilities.
According to a report by Kaspersky Lab, 73% of successful breaches in the business sector were accounted for by the penetration of vulnerable web applications.
Learn the key takeaways of why penetration testing is important for your organization.
"The CyberForce|Q Pen Test service was thorough to identify any possible vulnerabilities from cyberspace, physical penetrations, or through socical engineering. CyberForce|Q is great to work with as a trusted cybersecuirty partner."
Why Is It Important To Test Your Organization's Security Controls?
In today's digital world, cyber threats are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, making it essential for organizations to have strong security controls. However, having these controls is not enough; testing them regularly is equally important.
Your Penetration Test Has Been Completed
Now What Should We Do?
#1 - Prioritize Vulnerabilities
The penetration test provides a detailed report of identified vulnerabilities sorted by their severity. It is important to understand each vulnerability before you can begin to plan the next step. A meeting with your pen tester will give you critical insights associated with each tested environment. The pen tester will prioritize which vulnerabilities need immediate attention and which ones can be addressed over time.
#2 - Develop A Plan Of Action
Develop a step-by-step remediation plan outlining steps to remediate vulnerabilities based on their priority. This plan should identify who will be responsible for each vulnerability, how much time it will take, what resources and the expected timeline for completion. Using a risk based approach will help you focus your efforts to obtain the ROI. Remember you don't have to fix everything right now. Plan, Budget and Implement.
#3 - Implement Fixes
Once you have your action plan in place, we find this is the best time to work with upper management on your proactive improvements to any uncovered vulnerabilities. Working with your IT team or hiring a third-party vendor to implement the fixes and patch any vulnerabilities detected is a vital next step. This ensures your plan for improved security measures.
#4 - Re-Test
A follow up assessment has many benefits and is considered a best practice. Benefits of a re-test can include quickly showing improvement both internally or to third-parties and regulatory agencies. You can come away with a cleaner report, showing improvement in your security posture. The re-test is typically provided at a reduced cost, to benefit the client.
#5 - Improve Security Measures
Evaluate and improve existing security measures to prevent similar vulnerabilities from occurring in the future. This could include implementing security awareness training for employees, performing regular vulnerability scans, and updating security policies and procedures.
With over 27 years of providing information security services, CyberForce|Q has extensive experience developing and implementing evidence-based cybersecurity programs.
Our full suite of cybersecurity services can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization. We will work with your team to establish and implement a plan for a stronger, more efficient, cybersecurity program.
Our team is available to respond to emergency incidents, ensuring you always have a trusted partner to help during your attack.
Our certified incident handlers will examine your environment, systems, and indicators of compromise, to gain insights into the attack.
Our certified Incident responders are certified handlers, providing you with expert advice every step of the way.
We provide expert advice when our team has scoped out the situation, providing remediation steps, so you can combat the threat.